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In Focus: Winter 2018

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

As I write this, the state of our union was addressed recently. I can report with confidence that NECA remains committed fully to helping our members provide to their customers cost effective and superior service. With USF orders that appear favorable to our members currently circulating at the FCC, we will be wholly prepared to assist members with implementation efforts upon release. Our annual tariff election has begun and it is because of this confidence I recommend strongly your continued participation in our tariffs and pools.

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EXPO 2017 connects with all things telecom

Following a year of uncertainty, elections and political change, EXPO 2017 narrowed its focus to the here and now. Held along the beautiful River Walk in San Antonio, this year’s conference theme of Making the Connection spoke to the joint efforts of the industry to implement change and share successes and challenges. A-CAM, USF reform and Washington administration changes all made for interesting classroom and panel discussions.

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Filed under January 2018, Tagged with EXPO, Winter 2018

In Focus: Fall 2017

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

Around this time one year ago, we were presented with choices, decisions and elections, from selecting someone to occupy the highest office in the land to choosing the appropriate path to receive universal service support. As 2018 approaches, decisions have been made and results became effective, but there is still much for us to contemplate and engage in to keep pace with the resulting changes.

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Join us deep in the heart of Texas at EXPO 2017

By Val Kostenko, manager - IR Communications & Methods

Don’t miss out on connecting with your NECA and industry colleagues in San Antonio November 5-8 for EXPO 2017. This year’s event happens where the stars at night are big and bright, down along the scenic San Antonio River at the Grand Hyatt.

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Filed under October 2017, Tagged with EXPO, Fall 2017

In Focus: July 2017

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

We have turned the corner on an extremely active first half of 2017. Considering the very engaging FCC Open Meetings with close to double-digit agenda items, and the process of Commission nominations to fill open slots, it appears the accelerated pace will continue. All that recent activity is captured in the Washington Report.

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Make the connection at NECA EXPO 2017

By Val Kostenko, manager – IR Communications and Methods

NECA EXPO 2017 arrives at a time when our industry is abuzz with reform and change. It is a perfect venue to address, instruct and discuss the many facets of telecom that we have been facing for over a year. We have loaded our annual event (November 5-8 in San Antoniocurriculum with classes, panels and general discussions to assist our attendees in keeping abreast of the current requirements, address topics of importance to both ACAM and traditional rate-of-return companies, and cover other regulatory activity that has developed over the past year.

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Filed under July 2017, Tagged with EXPO

In Focus: April 2017

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

Although 2017 is only one third complete, it sure feels we've already packed in activity to fill a full 12 months.

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NECA EXPO 2017: Making the connection

By Val Kostenko, manager – IR Communications and Methods

Mark your calendar to attend NECA EXPO 2017 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio on the scenic Riverwalk. Our event begins Sunday, November 5, and continues through Wednesday, November 8. Here is a preview of what is planned so far.

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Filed under April 2017, Tagged with EXPO, Training, USF Reform

IN Focus: Change is coming. Are you ready?

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

Lots of changes are coming our way. A change of seasons as winter gets closer, a change in administrations as we elect a new president in a couple of weeks, and for our industry a huge change in the way members receive universal service support. 

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Filed under October 2016, Tagged with EXPO, In Focus, USF Reform

Witness an Industry in Motion in Vegas at EXPO 2016

By Val Kostenko, manager - IR Communications & Methods

The opportunity still remains for you to join your NECA and industry colleagues in Las Vegas November 13-17 for EXPO 2016. This year, the MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is the backdrop for this longstanding annual event. Please visit our EXPO page for complete class descriptions, registration information, exhibit/sponsorship opportunities and details on accommodations and activities.

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Filed under October 2016, Tagged with EXPO

In Focus: August 2016

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

By the time you read this, the two major political parties will have picked their presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. As the race heats up, we should hear more about where the candidates stand on issues concerning our industry, as both parties' platforms have tech agendas.

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Filed under August 2016, Tagged with EXPO, In Focus

Come to EXPO 2016 and witness an Industry in Motion

By Rocky Marcelle, senior manager - Web Publishing

Some truly believe the old adage the more things change, the more they stay the same. With the March release of the FCC's Rate-of-Return USF Reform Order, things changed. The Order put forth some new standards and revised regulations that will alter several segments of our industry in the coming years. We are, as NECA EXPO 2016 proclaims, an industry in motion. It's almost a sure bet things won't stay the same.

 

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Filed under August 2016, Tagged with EXPO

NECA EXPO 2016: Industry in Motion

By Rocky Marcelle, Manager - IR Communications and Methods

At the conclusion of a long, exhaustive presidential election season, NECA EXPO 2016 awaits like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. And speaking of somewhere over the rainbow, what more appropriate venue than the iconic MGM Grand in Las Vegas. You'll have that feeling you're not in Kansas anymore!

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Filed under April 2016, Tagged with EXPO, Training


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