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Service pricing tool designed for convenience and speed

By Barbara Vrahnos, project manager - Access Technology Planning

Time is a precious commodity and possessing an effective method to complete tasks accurately and faster is essential to good business.

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Filed under April 2019, Tagged with Broadband, Tariffs, Technology

RLECs equate broadband growth to streaming media demand

By Barbara Vrahnos, project manager - Access Technology Planning

Our informal discussions over the past several months with rural local exchange carriers indicate there are increases in the amount and changes in the type of broadband traffic traversing their networks.

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Filed under February 2019, Tagged with Broadband, Technology

A look back and forward for access services

By Barbara Vrahnos, project manager - Access Technology Planning

The new year offers each of us a chance to reflect on what we have accomplished in the past 12 months and plan what we want to accomplish next. NECA staff is no different when it comes to strategizing for new tariff offerings and changes to existing offerings.

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Filed under January 2019, Tagged with Broadband, Tariffs, Technology

In Focus: Spring 2018

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

The calendar declares June 21 as the official start of the summer season, but we all know better; it started this week with the Memorial Day holiday. For good things we can’t wait to enjoy, why not start sooner and reap the benefits? More on that later.

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Washington Report: privacy, budgeting and change at the Commission

By Bob Deegan, director – Government Relations

The Washington tech and telecom world is still caught up in the Facebook frenzy that led up to and followed CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony a few weeks back. Not surprisingly, this has ignited significant interest in privacy issues, which will be important to follow moving forward. Of particular interest will be to see if Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s (R-Tenn.) BROWSER Act, which would apply privacy rules to both ISPs as well as edge providers such as Amazon, Facebook and Google, starts to gain traction after sitting in limbo for months.

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Alphabet soup of telecom associations and task groups

By Barbara Vrahnos, project manager – Access Technology and Planning

It is clear we are in an acronym-driven industry. Many of the industry associations and task groups on which NECA employees participate carry their own unique handle: CIGRR, BIRRDS and LERG are a few of my favorites. Please allow me to familiarize you with this telecom alphabet soup.

 

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