Stories of Innovation

Transforming Rural America

Follow NTCA members as they deliver high-quality communications services in the most sparsely populated, highest-cost rural areas of the country, and help to build unique, successful rural communities.



In the Winter, a Consumer’s Fancy Turns Darkly to Thoughts of Privacy

Last month, the FBI issued a warning that smart TVs, anticipated to be big sellers on Black Friday and into the holiday season, could pose security threats for consumers. Smart TVs can be hacked as gateways into a home’s internet connection; moreover, built-in cameras (which can use facial recognition to suggest programming) and microphones can be hacked to enable strangers to watch and listen to your home.

What Drives Innovation?

By Josh Seidemann, VP of Policy, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association I was asked this week whether I could identify any research studies that demonstrate a causal relationship between infrastructure, technology, affordability, adoption, and investment in broadband infrastructure. It took me...