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It’s All About Making Time For One Last Trip to DC in 2019

Make your plans now to come and join your NTCA friends for our every non-election year Telecom Executive Policy Summit, or TEPS as we fondly call it. This executive opportunity to come to our nation’s capital and listen to some pretty impressive and thought provoking speakers and meet with policymakers who are looking for a break from political speak out here in DC and anxious to hear more from rural broadband providers.

The Learning is Never Done on the Cyber Front

In the “old” days (or at least in the movies), you could see the bad guys and knew that you should never get into a lightsaber fight with Darth Vader or never go into a dark basement in a haunted house.  Easy, right?

These days, it’s so much more difficult to know who the bad guys are and where they are lurking.  I think, quite frankly, most of them have gotten lazy and are now just hanging out in cyberspace waiting for human frailty to open a crack and let them into networks to “play” and capture big rewards.

Talking Broadband With Land O’Lakes

Rural broadband access has been a widely debated topic in Washington DC over the last couple of years as policymakers – local and national – have woken up to the fact that there are still a number of citizens in one of the most developed nations in the world that do not have connectivity where they live or work or raise their families.

What was gratifying today was having a discussion with a Fortune 500 CEO, Beth Ford, leader of Land O’ Lakes – one of our nation’s premier agri-business corporations.