As community-based technology providers, NTCA members know that a key part of their business model is to stay on the edge of what’s next and what consumers need. That is one reason why so many RLECs in our family have taken the plunge and leap of faith to bring gigabit broadband—delivering internet speeds up to 100 times faster than those currently available in many U.S. households—to their communities. Google Fiber has folks in awe but honestly, bringing gig services to an NFL community is not a big deal. Making that same commitment in Home, Kan. with a density of consumers well into the single digits per mile, is a completely different story!
We were excited to hit the milestone of NTCA certifying our 150th Gig Certified community with the application from Blue Valley Telecommunications (actually in Home, Kan.) and just had to send them a gig cake to share our excitement of their achievement and for the RLEC industry hitting this milestone.
Here’s to showing the world how independent telecom providers are delivering the internet of tomorrow—today!