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Jul 27 2017

Talking Rural Broadband with USDA

USDA was hopping today with a meeting on rural prosperity down one end of a hallway and a meeting that Tom Wacker and I had with Anne Hazlett, the new Rural Development Assistant to the Secretary down another.  We were also joined in the meeting by Jannine Miller who has joined USDA as the Senior …

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Jul 25 2017

Another Broken Toe, Another Regional Meeting….

Maybe I should have been blessed with more coordination, or maybe with smaller feet….either way, this past weekend saw me again knocking into something that was strong than my toes and another one of my phalanges has paid the price.  I know that phalange is the medical term for toe since I have now had …

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Jul 23 2017

In a Security State of Mind

I’ve been thinking a lot about security lately.  Maybe it’s just the state of the world, maybe it’s with our terrific regional meeting sessions on cybersecurity, maybe it’s because of my trying to get up to speed for my role on CSRIC and combine all of that with my youngest daughter, Kelsey, and her Johns …

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Jul 21 2017

FirstNet and AT&T Meet With Senate

This week was the first opportunity for AT&T and FirstNet to jointly meet before the Senate Commerce Committee’s communications subcommittee to share with interested members the progress of the public safety network now that AT&T has been awarded the contract and pieces are starting to fall into place.   We have been following all of this …

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Jun 14 2017

Board Leadership as Industry Charges Ahead

The NTCA board of directors, along with our Service Management Corporation’s (SMC) board, the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) board and our Group Health Trustees all gathered this week in Colorado to do some strategic thinking, reviewed policies (public and otherwise) and pondered for the future for the rural broadband industry and what we can …

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Jun 12 2017

Broadband Match.com is Launched!

It literally has taken a village, but I could not be more excited about the paths that we are looking to create and the partners we have at our side as we all launched the effort today to promote collaboration in rural broadband deployment.  Whether working with neighboring rural electric cooperatives who are not served …

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