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Apr 27 2016

Viral Internet Sharing of How Technology Has Changed Our Rural Communities

I will admit that I first set up a Facebook account so that I could “stalk” my daughters during their college years. Mind you, not in a totally creepy way, but in a “are you really as sad as you sounded on the phone?” kind of way. It’s one thing to tell your mom that you have …

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Apr 25 2016

When Helping Unserved Consumers Is Good for Business—and for Rural America

Leaders of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) who are our neighbors in our Arlington community, as well as our neighbors figuratively as our memberships often serve the same or similar communities, came over for a discussion last week on how to keep momentum going on connecting rural communities that are served by rural electric …

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Apr 20 2016

The Economic Impact of Rural Broadband: It’s Good for Everyone!

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Today our Foundation for Rural Service hosted an event with the Hudson Institute, two blocks from the White House, on a study just released that estimates the direct and indirect economic effects of the rural telecommunications, or broadband, industry on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and evaluates the economic impact of rural broadband on other industries. …

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Apr 18 2016

Rural Viewpoint Is Not Lost on Congress

We opened our annual Legislative & Policy Conference today on Capitol Hill with close to 450 NTCA members who are ready to “hit the Hill” tomorrow to meet with their legislators. The day was packed with some interesting speakers sharing their insights on the most pressing policy issues facing the RLEC industry. Angela Simpson, Deputy …

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