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From improving the nation's infrastructure to securing stable funding and advancing rural development, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association is working to build a better broadband future.

Every day small rural broadband providers work hard to deliver vital broadband services that spur innovations in business, education, agriculture, community and telehealth. Their steadfast commitment to serving the communities they call home makes them rural America’s trusted solution providers.

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All Politics is Local

Nearly 30 NTCA women rural broadband executives came out to Washington, D.C., for a series of gatherings that emphasized that same spirit of caring about the state of your local communities. These executives hosted events for Senator Deb Fischer from Nebraska and Senator Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota – two colleagues from across the political aisle who can connect on at least one important issue – access to rural broadband for those they serve. 

And so it begins…

It was a treat to travel to the Telecom Insurance Group meeting up in Maine earlier this week – and not just because the temperature was lovely and the smell of pine was in the air. Our friends at TIG had a great program that covered several risks folks should be thinking about.

A Virtual Option for Rural Health Care

There are so many applications for critical services that are broadband-enabled and frankly, many of these services are even more vital in a rural community due to the handicap of distance. Chief among them? Access to rural health care services.