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With a little bit of Luck

With a little bit of Luck

As we careen into the holiday season, it has been amazing to me the number of folks I have spoken or interacted with who are all in the same position – feeling like we are hurtling over the finish line of 2017 instead of easing into the holiday spirit.  Maybe it’s the timing of the holidays, falling on Mondays, maybe it is simply that we have more and more to do and with (what feels like) less time in which…

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Working On Behalf Of Small Broadband Providers Who Are Working On Behalf of Rural America

Working On Behalf Of Small Broadband Providers Who Are Working On Behalf of Rural America

The NTCA and SMC board of directors were in town this week for our big fall meeting where we review year-end activity, review the financial position of the association, approve the 2018 budgets and review strategic plans for the upcoming year.  Both boards do a great deal of heavy lifting on behalf of the association and our membership and we certainly could not do our work without their service and support. The NTCA board spent a great deal of time…

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Brand, Image, Market!

Brand, Image, Market!

The state of California might never be the same after NTCA’s Marketing Committee met there last week to compare notes and strategize on ways the committee can support the never-ending evolution of the marketing needs for rural, community based broadband providers.  The meeting was a gathering of some of the most energetic, lively and innovative minds from telcos to associate members sharing stories and a whirlwind of collaboration.  Sierra Tel graciously hosted 18 committee members and took the time to…

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Hazlett Leads Rural Development and Chats with NTCA Members

Hazlett Leads Rural Development and Chats with NTCA Members

Anne Hazlett was on day 12 on the job yesterday when she swung by the NTCA Government Affairs Committee meeting in Arlington, Virginia to introduce herself to NTCA members and hear some of their stories as they continue their leadership role in bringing broadband to their rural communities. Hazlett has a long career in the rural development having recently served as the Chief Counsel to the Majority on the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry before her…

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Board Leadership as Industry Charges Ahead

Board Leadership as Industry Charges Ahead

The NTCA board of directors, along with our Service Management Corporation’s (SMC) board, the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) board and our Group Health Trustees all gathered this week in Colorado to do some strategic thinking, reviewed policies (public and otherwise) and pondered for the future for the rural broadband industry and what we can all be doing to provide the services needs to move forward into a robust future.