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Rural broadband companies are kicking up a firestorm of innovation in rural America. Helping to advance your community with accessible and affordable next-generation technology that’s high in demand allows your subscribers to stay connected locally, nationally and globally. RTIME brings together more than 2,200 thought leaders in the industry ready to push the limits and continue this track to success.  

Together, we can accelerate innovation by learning best practices and connecting with one another. Phoenix, AZ, in 2020, is where creativity sparks, and innovation transpires. Take part in this opportunity to be a part of the excitement and learn more about what’s next for the industry and building a strong future for your business. 

 

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Watch What You Missed on RTIME TV

NTCA brings you RTIME TV, sponsored by CoBank, for the latest hot topics, trends and issues that are top of mind with rural broadband providers attending RTIME 2020. Stay tuned for daily recaps of the conference.

 

Phoenix, AZ (February 16, 2020)—The first full day of programming at RTIME 2020 were packed with board and committee meetings, educational sessions for directors and telco staff, CEO roundtables and wrapped up with a welcome reception. 

Phoenix, AZ (February 17, 2020)—EXPO opened with attendees visiting more than 100 exhibitors to help telecom companies accelerate innovation in their companies and communities. Special guest speaker Anne Hazlett, Senior Advisor for Rural Affairs, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, sees rural broadband providers as leaders in their communities with the power to connect their assets "to solve complex challenges and create resilience."

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


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Jeff DeGraff
Best-Selling Author, Company Adviser and Professor
University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Brent Comstock
Entrepreneur, Rural Economic Developer and Venture Capitalist
BCom Solutions, LLC
Jeff Civillico 
Las Vegas Headliner, TV Host Personality and Philanthropist
Win-Win Entertainment

Things To Do in Phoenix

Exploring and finding things to do in Phoenix's desert horizons will broaden yours. Come see the serene desert gardens, one-of-a-kind museums, award-winning dining and more. 

Video courtesy of www.visitphoenix.com.

 


 

Hotel Information

RTIME takes place at the Phoenix Convention Center and attendees can book their rooms at the special conference discounted rates through NTCA event housing bureau SPARGO for the following hotels: 

  • Sheraton Phoenix Downtown 
  • Hyatt Regency Phoenix 
  • Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel 

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HIGHLIGHTS

RTIME offers a number of exciting opportunities to explore, learn and network.
Here are a few highlights to improve your experience:

Network with product experts on the latest technology and service solutions to help you grow and maintain your advanced networks, streamline business operations, and help you provide excellent customer experience.  More than 100 solution providers gather to showcase technologies, products and services to help your telco innovate. 

Special Events

RTIME offers plenty of opportunity for you to unwind, relax and have fun by taking a tour or supporting causes that are key to NTCA. The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) and NTCA Rural Broadband PAC will hold special events that are offsite and give you a chance to "stretch your legs" and see the beauty of the Phoenix sun. RTIME tours bring the Arizona backdrops, picturesque mountains, history and architecture, landscapes, and dining experiences right to your fingertips. 

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Honoring Industry Excellence

At RTIME, the industry gathers to celebrate and usher in the new NTCA Excellence Awards winners and give visibility to the commitment, achievements and positive impacts rural broadband professionals have in their community, company and in our industry. View the RTIME agenda for Excellence Awards events.

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Contributing Sponsors

Alexicon

Camvio

Consolidated CCS/Intelis

Electricom

Interstate Telcom Consulting Inc. (ITCI)

Jackson Thornton

MACC

Monte R Lee & Co.

Moss Adams

NECA

Olsen Thielen & Co.

RVW

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Let's Get Social

Find the latest conference stories and updates through the dedicated RTIME social media platforms. Follow conference postings @ntcaRTIME on:

Connect with other rural telecom providers, first-time attendees and solution providers, and share your experiences, takeaways and photos using the event hashtag #RTIMEinnovates.

Contest Rules

Three RTIME postcards were sent by mail. Place the postcards together to form a picture, the image here on the left. Guess the correct Phoenix landmark, and you can enter to win a Samsung tablet.

To enter:

  1. Follow @NTCArtime on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
  2. Use the hashtag #rtimeInnovates.
  3. Share your answer with @NTCArtime from January 1 to February 19.
  4. A random drawing will be held, and the winner will be announced via social media.

View contest rules

The image used when you place all the three postcards together is pictured here on the left. For any questions regarding the contest, please contact marketing@ntca.org.