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In Focus: The more things change…

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

The new year has arrived and, as you know quite well, delivered significant changes in Washington. The new administration in the White House generated a shift of leadership and make-up of the Commission. And while business, politics and life itself may be experiencing a transition, in our 34th year, the value of NECA membership remains as solid as ever.

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Filed under January 2017, Tagged with In Focus, NECA, Pooling

NECA pooling helps members manage cost recovery, cash flow and reporting obligations

By Bob Gnapp, Director – Member Training and Network Analysis

It's that time of year when members make decisions on whether or not to change their current tariff and/or pool participation. As the result of recent reforms, members must now also choose whether or not to tariff the new consumer broadband only line charge for this coming access year. 

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Filed under January 2017, Tagged with NECA, Pooling

Content is like water: NECA launches a responsive web design to make viewing content easier

By Rocky Marcelle, Senior Manager - Web Publishing

We've all experienced pulling up a webpage on our smartphone or tablet and found the content so tiny and unreadable that we're forced to employ our forefinger and thumb to enlarge it. To help combat this problem, we have integrated responsive web design into NECA.org. 

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Filed under January 2017, Tagged with NECA, Technology

In Focus

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

When is the last time you thought about the value of being a NECA member? For some it may be monthly when your settlement check arrives, accurate and timely as it has been for all of NECA's 33 years. Or it may be ongoing, as NECA continually implements complex FCC rules changes, including pending revisions to high cost and broadband funding, with as little administrative burden to you as possible. For many members, it's each time you call your NECA member service manager. You know you'll get a prompt, accurate response from our expert staff.

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Filed under January 2016, Tagged with In Focus, NECA, Pooling

NECA tariffs and pools: where membership has its rewards

The presidential election is many months away, but an equally important election, for rural telcos at least, takes place from now until March 1 - the annual NECA tariff election. With the many challenges you're facing in these uncertain regulatory times, we can't recall a more crucial time for you to be a participant in NECA's tariffs and pools.

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Filed under January 2016, Tagged with NECA, Pooling

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