The Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO (RTIME) continued Tuesday with additional educational sessions, exhibitor presentations and special events.
Tuesday started with presentations from several exhibitors, followed by regional caucuses. Later Tuesday morning, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association Vice President Bill Hegmann introduced the first presentation of the Second General Session, “Tech Trends to Watch in 2016.” Kevin McGuire, chief operating officer of Enhanced Telecommunications Corp., highlighted new technologies he saw at the CES show in January, including an increased number of services and applications powered by robotics and an abundance of smart cars. Justyn Miller, chief executive officer of South Slope Cooperative Communications, took the stage next to offer in-depth insight on drones, which were another focus at CES. Miller also showed how 3-D mapping and infrared cameras can help save lives, and how these technologies are being used today in rural America.