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Aug 02 2017

Create Your Own Action Plan for Rural Broadband Month

As I shared yesterday, rural broadband now has its own month of celebration, attention, focus thanks to the FCC’s decree, so NTCA will do our part to keep the celebration going all month long!  What’s not to love about a recognition of how critical rural broadband infrastructure is to the economic development, public safety, education, healthcare and …

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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 19 2017

Capitol Hill is Busy, Chairman Thune Hits the Key Question

Given the need that our young (and youngest) generations have for broadband and speedy access and connectivity—for school, research, job searches and making our world a more global one for the next generation, it was fitting that Brent Christensen, the state executive for Minnesota Telecom Alliance and vice president of Christensen Communications Co., brought his grandson …

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Jul 06 2017

This Might Be My Favorite Tweet Of The Week!

Likely the best tweet to come out of the “twittersphere” this week was one today from the twitter feed of Matthew Yglesias, a writer for Vox who used to also contribute to The Atlantic as well as Slate.  Given all of the recent hype on rural broadband, even Yglesias was questioning why it’s getting so …

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Jun 22 2017

The Face Behind the Voice

NTCA’s very own SVP of Industry Affairs and Business Development Michael Romano testified today before the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade at their hearing on “Improving Broadband Deployment: Solutions for Rural America”.  It was certainly a week for these discussions and Mike was the perfect “clean up batter” and …

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