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Feb 15 2015

A New Perspective at USDA

It may have been a dreary Friday afternoon in D.C., but the visit that Jessica Golden, our outreach manager, and I had with the new USDA Rural Development Undersecretary Lisa Mensah was anything but. Ms. Mensah’s portfolio includes RUS, rural housing and other development programs on the money side. It’s a huge amount of rural …

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Feb 13 2015

City of Bloomfield Is Recognized for Connectivity

Aside from the fact that Bloomfield, Iowa, has a fabulous town name (I’m not going to lie, it’s one of my favorites!), the town of Bloomfield also got some really nice recognition from the Governor of Iowa recently when he came to join Citizens Mutual’s General Manager Joe Synder for an event honoring Bloomfield as …

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Feb 11 2015

Senator Capito Wants More Broadband in West Virginia


Scott Lively, one of our top-notch government affairs directors, joined me for a meeting this afternoon on Capitol Hill with Senator Shelley Moore Capito from West Virginia. The Senator previously served since 2000 as a member of the House of Representatives for West Virginia, and with the retirement of Senator Rockefeller, she was elected to the Senate …

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Feb 10 2015

Rural Broadband Executives Gather


I’m on a late night flight out of Florida right now, having just wrapped up an excellent Telecom Executive Forum (TEF) where we gathered nearly 150 NTCA CEO and senior executives to talk through critical issues, share new business models and exchange ideas. The speakers that joined us at the conference were excellent, and I …

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