Promoting Rural Broadband Networks and Applications
Smart Rural CommunitiesSM Are Building a Brighter Future for Small Town America
From the Pacific Ocean to Georgia’s coastal plains, a nationwide effort is underway to bring high-speed internet to small-town America. Rural broadband providers are taking lead to bring advanced digital infrastructure to the regions and the people they serve. Their goal? To enhance quality of life by creating Smart Rural Communities, which utilize a robust fiber network to jumpstart economic growth and improve access to first-rate education, healthcare, and government services.
Smart Rural Communities Podcast
Listen to stories from rural America and learn how rural broadband providers are making a difference.
The SRC Grant is an annual opportunity for rural broadband providers to obtain grants to deploy broadband-enabled solutions within their community. Matching-fund obligations require local communications providers to recruit the participation of other local leaders.
Join the Network
NTCA members that achieve certain network and service standards can apply to become a SRC Smart Rural Community Provider™ and join the national network of innovative rural broadband providers building smarter rural communities.
The annual SRC Showcase Awards are presented to NTCA members to recognize their extraordinary achievements in promoting rural broadband networks and applications in rural communities. Awards are based on the demonstrated use of these technologies to support innovative economic development, education, health care, and other vital public functions.
Congratulations to Our Smart Rural Community ProvidersSM
The Smart Rural Communities Advisory Council (SRCAC) supports the SRC initiative by providing the technical and business expertise essential to the implementation of the program. The SRCAC includes representatives from the communications, power utility, education, agriculture, public safety, health care and rural economic development industries. Certain NTCA member committees, as well as one NTCA staff liaison, are also represented on the council.