SRC Showcase Award
SRC Showcase Awards are annual awards presented to NTCA members to recognize their extraordinary achievements in promoting rural broadband networks and their broadband-enabled applications in their rural communities. Telcos are awarded based on their ability to demonstrate the use of these technologies through innovative economic development, education, health care, government services, safety and security, and more efficient energy distribution and use.
Applicants must be a current NTCA telco member to eligible. Applications are reviewed by the SRC Advisory Council. Chairs of the NTCA Associate Member Advisory Council and the Innovation and Business Opportunity Committee solicit their respective members to participate in the review and scoring process. Although the review process is overseen by NTCA staff, NTCA staff does not score applications.
The process is configured to ensure that each application is evaluated by at least two panels of reviewers. Reviewers are divided into two or more teams. Representatives of non-telecom industries are distributed among the teams to ensure that each review panel features non-telecom experts. Each application is typically reviewed by ten or more different individuals. NTCA provider members that have submitted or otherwise participated in the preparation of an application are disqualified from reviewing any applications; Associate Members of NTCA that have participated in the preparation of an application are disqualified from reviewing the application in whose preparation they assisted, but may score other applications.
2016 Showcase Award Winners
Ben Lomand Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Citizens Telephone Cooperative
New Auburn, Wis
Garden Valley Telephone Co.
Home Telephone Co., Inc.
Moncks Corner, S.C.
West Liberty, Iowa
Pineland Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
SkyLine Membership Corp.
West Jefferson, N.C.
West Wisconsin Telcom Cooperative, Inc.
Past Showcase Winners
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