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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.

NTCA CEO Shirley Bloomfield discusses rural broadband infrastructure, USF and RUS.

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Meet me in St. Louis … with NISC

I have always appreciated the friendship and partnership that NISC has with NTCA—from their work with our members, to their wonderful support for our programs, especially Smart Rural Community and the Foundation for Rural Service—so it was an easy call to say yes to bopping out to their user group meeting in St. Louis earlier this week.

Worry More about the Grid With Storms Pending – Then Let’s Talk More About Partnerships!

I know for a fact that NTCA members have done a yeoman job on extending rural networks, building fiber into areas of the country they serve, and crafting federal and state policies that will allow them to edge out even further into the adjoining areas that have gone unserved by other providers. 

Strengthening Your DEFENSE

National security is a hot topic here in D.C. and I recently asked someone who works in that space what their biggest concern was, and it wasn’t a nuclear attack from North Korea or implications from the fall out of the Iran nuclear deal—it was cybersecurity—without a moment of hesitation.