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Mar 19 2015

The ‘North Star’ for USF Distribution Exists … Now It Is Time to Act


Over the past two days, Chairman Wheeler and the rest of the FCC commissioners have been spending hours (and hours!) testifying before the Senate Commerce and House Energy and Commerce committees as part of the critical congressional oversight process. While members of our team are in the hearing rooms, I use this opportunity to multitask …

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Mar 18 2015

Five Years Post-Adoption of the National Broadband Plan

Numerous media events in Washington, D.C., have rewound the clock to five years ago when the national broadband plan (NBP) was unleashed. The NBP and stimulus legislation that called for such a plan were focused on a very legitimate and vexing challenge of how to get broadband to places where it was lacking. But on …

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Mar 18 2015

Net Neutrality: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Rural Broadband?

Open Internet and net neutrality are terms that have put the communications industry and consumer groups in a tizzy, particularly following the recent vote on the FCC’s open Internet order just a few short weeks ago. Given the importance of the discussion, along with the complexity of it, NTCA has made an attempt to boil down a …

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Mar 17 2015

Talking Rural Development


A few weeks ago, as I literally crawled up the street over a nice one-half inch of ice glaze with Cassie on our evening walk, I was sure that the folks from NREDA (the National Rural Economic Developers Association) would have a tough time making it into town for our meeting this morning. But bright …

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