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About Rural Telecom

Rural Telecom is an award-winning quarterly magazine for small independent rural service providers to discover and share innovative strategies and insights on technology, business issues, management, marketing and customer service facing rural broadband today.

Established in 1981 by NTCA, the flagship publication is a valuable member benefit. A one-year print subscription provides unique information and relevant perspectives to service providers leading innovation in rural and small-town America.

Consider giving Rural Telecom as a resource for staff—it’s the perfect choice for industry professionals.




Current Issue

Summer 2019


  • Marketing Is ... Rural Telcos Explore New Ways to Connect With Customers
  • Taglines: That’s Saying a Lot!
  • Happy Anniversary! Celebrating Company Landmarks


Committed to Your Success


CHR Solutions is the leading provider of B/OSS software solutions, Engineering, and Managed IT and NOC services that address the operational and marketplace challenges faced by today’s CSPs. Whether you are looking to build a broadband network; upgrade your billing, facilities, and customer management software; or need assistance internally with your IT networks and security, CHR provides solutions to keep you one step ahead of the competition. Our team of industry experts help companies grow revenue and improve operations.


Feature Story

Marketing Is ... Rural Telcos Explore New Ways to Connect With Customers

NTCA Vice President of Strategic Communications Laura Withers shares highlights from NTCA’s first-ever Marketing + Sales Conference in New Orleans! This year’s marketing meeting featured thought-provoking keynote speeches, a presentation honoring our Marketing Excellence Award winners and brand new sessions, including “Innovation Ignition!”


Write for Rural Telecom

Rural Telecom strives to deliver informative, creative and engaging content and perspectives on telecom technology and business matters such as marketing, legislation and management issues. We invite you to submit an article for an upcoming issue.

All accepted articles will be edited for style, spelling and grammar. Other changes may be made to clarify points, improve readability or conform to space limitations. A publication contract must be signed before the article goes through the production process.




Contact the Editor

Contact the editor at publications@ntca.org
Statements of opinion and fact are the individual views of the authors and not necessarily the positions of its company, officers, directors, members or staff, and NTCA.