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Nov 13 2015

Keeping the Spotlight on Rural Telemedicine


Josh Seidemann and I headed over to the office of the White House Rural Council this afternoon to touch base and brainstorm on ways to keep the spotlight on how broadband and technology can be the game changer for rural health care. With the White House also focused on rural childhood poverty, health care access …

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Nov 11 2015

In the Spirit of Honoring Our Veterans

I am sure that I get as many “spam” marketing emails as anyone, regardless of filters that might be put in place, but today I think we hit a new low when I received marketing materials touting furniture, hosiery, gourmet gift baskets and yes, even burial insurance—all as part of a Veterans Day celebration. Frankly, …

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Nov 11 2015

A Fork in the Road on USF Reform?

The past few years have been quite 24/7 busy on the universal service reform front. I’d like to give a huge shout-out to NTCA policy committee members, national board members and others who have helped us keep a seat at the policy-setting table on this critical issue. (In this venue, critical is really an understatement since …

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Nov 09 2015


I was delighted to receive a note from USDA Undersecretary for Rural Development, Lisa Mensah, asking me to bop over to USDA for a lunch in the USDA cafeteria. (Lots of healthy food options there, of course, all of the foods in the famous USDA food pyramid!) So, today we had the chance to sit …

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