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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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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

How much broadband speed is enough? Depends on what you want it for

By Doug Laws, Project Manager – Technical Planning & Implementation

There is much talk about broadband speeds these days from the FCC and service providers, and inside NECA. With its recent USF Reform Order the FCC now requires broadband providers to offer 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream (4/1), 10/1, or 25/3 for their customers, depending on several factors.

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Filed under April 2016, Tagged with Broadband, Technology

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