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2016 Showcase Award—Application deadline: June 24
Applications for the 2016 Smart Rural Community Showcase award program are now available. NTCA members are encouraged to apply for the awards, which will be announced at the NTCA Fall Conference.
What Is Smart Rural Community?®
Smart Rural Community is an initiative of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association. Smart Rural Community comprises programming relating to and promoting rural broadband networks and their broadband-enabled applications that communities can leverage to foster innovative economic development, commerce, education, health care, government services, public safety and security and more efficient energy distribution and use. Smart Rural Community hosts educational events for communications and non-communications professionals, including government policy-makers; administers an award program that invites and reviews applications of rural broadband providers for certification and recognition; and provides resources to rural broadband providers to assist their achievement of goals promoted by Smart Rural Community. Smart Rural Community also publishes original research and white papers that investigate issues relating to rural broadband deployment, adoption and use.
NTCA Smart Rural Community Collaboration Challenge
Consolidated Telecommunications Company
Copper Valley Telecom
Triangle Communications, Inc.
View 2015 winners
Smart Rural Community Initiative Goes to the White House
2015 Smart Rural Community Showcase Awards
Big Bend Telephone Co.
Citizens Mutual Telephone Cooperative
Lakeland Communications Group
Madison Telephone Co.
Paul Bunyan Communications
Polar Communications Mutual Aid Corp.
Park River, N.D.
Rainbow Telecommunications Association
South Slope Cooperative Communications
North Liberty, Iowa
Tri-County Telephone Association
Council Grove, Kan.
Ben Lomand, McMinnville, Tenn.
EATEL, Gonzales, La.
Garden Valley Telephone Co., Erskine, Minn.
GRM Networks, Princeton, Mo.
Mosaic Telecom, Cameron, Wisc.
Sandhill Telephone Cooperative, Jefferson, S.C.
Unitel, Unity, Maine
2015 Special Recognition Award
Special Recognition: Education
For additional information, please contact Joshua Seidemann (email@example.com, 703-351-2035).