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May 25 2017

Is This Heaven?

Nope…it’s Iowa. However, this is what I saw as I drove the county highways last night between Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Sioux Center, Iowa: Yes, that is correct….black, dark, the white lines on the edge of the highway and few critters that thankfully stayed off the road. Google maps and I had a chat …

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May 08 2017

Be Smart

It’s that time of year again, when NTCA opens up our nomination process for our annual Smart Rural Community Showcase awards. Now entering our fifth year (wow…where does time fly off to??), this annual tradition of ours is a wonderful opportunity for NTCA members to be recognized for their extraordinary achievements in promoting rural broadband …

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May 02 2017

Plan, Do, Grow – Strategic Noodling for Rural Broadband Provider Marketers

What is not to love about hanging out with energetic, creative folks who are passionate about the rural broadband industry? I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that it has taken me this long to attend on of NTCA’s amazing marketing and public relations conferences but I finally made my way to a meeting and enjoyed …

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Apr 26 2017

If Peeps Could Tell a Story

We all know about Peeps….those marshmellowy treats that seem to take over the drugstore’s candy aisle during Easter season. Little chicks or rabbits or other “spring” animals in colors not typically found in nature- pink, purple, yellow etc. However, if you’re an NTCA staff member, you know that Peeps are so much more. April has …

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Apr 21 2017

“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day…teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime”

We’re pretty much all familiar with the wise proverb, “You give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; you teach him to fish and you feed him for a lifetime?” That same adage can apply pretty powerfully to the power of broadband in rural communities. NTCA member telcos have been working …

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Apr 20 2017

Eliminating Paper, Making Lives Easier

Hanging out in the Asheville airport as Mike Romano and I head home after a whirlwind visit to our Asheville service center and spent time with the terrific team who administer our benefit programs. I always appreciate the time spent with Les Greer and our Asheville folks as they work their way, along with members …

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