Washington report: issues with broad support

by Bob Deegan, director – Government Relations
The August recess is in full swing and the halls of Congress will be quiet until after Labor Day. While it may be slow on Capitol Hill, the FCC has continued its heavy workload, including several issues of importance to rural Americans. It is hard to believe but the 2020 campaign trail is heating up and there has been a significant focus on rural connectivity.
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Filed under August 2019 , Tagged with Access, Broadband, Congress, Data collections, FCC

EXPO 2019 kicks off on a Rocky Mountain high

by Val Kostenko, manager – IR Communications and Methods
The telecom industry continues its breakneck pace, with technology improvements and legislative changes becoming regular occurrences. We are gearing up to provide you with the latest news and information at EXPO 2019,
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Industry Issues Meeting provides a forum for exchange of information and ideas

by Ann Wahba, senior director - Industry Relations Headquarters
March in Minneapolis may not be everyone’s ideal weather location for an industry event, but the NECA Industry Issues Meeting held on March 20 and 21 at the Hyatt Regency contained enough hot topics and enthusiastic discussion to warm even the most chilling environment.
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Filed under April 2019 , Tagged with Broadband, Pooling, Tariffs

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

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