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Jul 22 2015

A New Perspective on Marketing and Strategic Planning


Day two of our “kick off” Regional Conference in Portland was great. We had a fabulous AMAC panel on strategic planning from a financial perspective and an insightful marketing session from folks on our NTCA Marketing Committee. There is so much value in the pearls of wisdom that rural telcos share with one another, and I learned a …

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Jul 19 2015

And Away We Go … Or Not


We started our NTCA Regional Conference “tour” this week with our Northwest-Southwest conference in Portland, Ore., and will continue on for the next three weeks. So with a month of straight travel, I was hoping for a good omen. But alas, it’s never that easy, is it? Today was a beautiful but very hot morning in Washington, D.C. …

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Jul 16 2015

Spectrum Policy Moves Forward … That’s a Start


The FCC moved today to approve reforms to a program that has allowed large corporations to take advantage of discounts intended for small businesses. The commission voted on a proposal to reform the discount program aimed at helping small businesses, including rural providers, obtain valuable wireless spectrum. The difficulty small providers have getting into the spectrum …

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Jul 14 2015

The States Meet in the Big Apple

I’m heading back to D.C. after a relatively quick trip to NYC for the summer NARUC meeting. I didn’t pull hard duty like Mike Romano, who got up at 4 a.m. Sunday to ride the train up and start his week off by participating on a diverse industry panel, but I did head up for an early morning meeting …

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