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Aug 25 2014

FRS Trip With Congressional Staffers Tells an Important Story


Last week, the Foundation for Rural Service conducted another one of their wildly successful trips taking congressional staffers out into the field to see real America—rural America. It is one of the FRS initiatives that I think is simply fabulous, and I commend our FRS leadership for their efforts in making this annual tour a …

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Aug 24 2014

Review of E-Rate Maps a Must

The FCC recently released an updated version of the E-Rate maps detailing fiber connectivity to schools and libraries. The interactive maps show, by school district, the approximate percentage of public schools with fiber connectivity and the number of students in the district, as well as the local libraries that are fiber-connected. It is a nice concept, but …

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Aug 22 2014

The Next Steps of Leadership

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is well into all of the governance changes that were dictated by our unification with OPASTCO and approved by both associations’ memberships nearly two years ago. One of the last and likely one of the biggest changes was the move to new regions and a shared leadership between communications cooperatives and commercial …

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Aug 20 2014

Words of Wisdom

I’ve been reading Walter Isaacson’s “American Sketches” and was really struck by a few things in his collection of stories and essays that reflect on the lessons to be learned from Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates and the like. The first thing that struck me was Isaacson’s own reflection on working as managing editor of …

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