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May 15 2015

When Internet Users Outnumber Telco or Cable Users

As I was reading through the Washington Post last weekend (which on a nice day is done out on the deck with a REALLY LARGE cup of coffee), I ripped out an article about Comcast and how its Internet users now outnumber its cable subscribers. The article noted that the trend has been years in the making and …

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May 14 2015

Spectrum Equality

Today, in response to the FCC’s request for comment on the competitive bidding rules for the upcoming spectrum auctions, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and our partners at the Rural Wireless Association (RWA) provided some thoughts and information on a proposed rural telco bidding credit. It is so important for policymakers to understand the unique position …

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May 12 2015

More Than 60 Senators Weigh In With the FCC

In a true testament to NTCA members’ ability to tell their story of the challenges they are facing in offering affordable broadband to their rural customers, 61 U.S. senators sent a letter today to FCC Chairman Wheeler and his fellow four commissioners asking the FCC to reform the Universal Service Fund to help small carriers …

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May 12 2015

Aging in Place—Close and Personal

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After spending the weekend in Ann Arbor, we headed out to western Michigan to visit my folks. Along the way, we passed the service territories of at least two NTCA member telcos and a lot of blueberry bushes. My mother just had back surgery and was in rehab, so it was a perfect time to …

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