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Posted In: rural America
Date: 09.24.2018
By: Greg Jarman, COO, Watch Communications and Benton Ridge Telephone When conjuring an image of rural America, with its rolling farmland and rugged expanse, the term “overbuilding” rarely comes to mind. Yet when it comes to broadband access in rural communities, including many right here in the Midwest, overbuilding has become a...
Date: 09.11.2018
A top priority for our nation’s broadband providers is connecting Americans regardless of zip code. Our members are stepping up and stepping in to deploy the broadband needed to connect rural customers to digital opportunity.  That’s why we appreciate new approaches to bringing people online and connecting them to new...
Posted In: rural America
Date: 08.13.2018
By Jonathan Spalter and Shirley Bloomfield From the hollers of West Virginia, to the rugged coastal islands of Maine, to the rolling hills of a Texas ranch and far-flung Native Alaskan villages, connecting our most remote rural communities to broadband infrastructure is essential to their full participation in a connected, digital world...
Posted In: rural America
Date: 07.11.2018
This paper, commissioned by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association and USTelecom – The Broadband Association, examines communications networks, road networks, and electric power networks as three key network infrastructure industries; and the resulting vulnerability in low-density rural areas with the highest need for targeted...
Date: 07.11.2018
Government Support Key to Bridging Digital Divide in Rural America Report examines underlying economics and need for subsidies to support rural networks Arlington, Va. (July 11, 2018)—Delivering broadband to sparsely populated rural areas is a costly and challenging endeavor that requires significant upfront investment. Subsidies in the...
Date: 06.14.2018
This month’s FCC open meeting boasted a full docket, including a number of items of particular interest to USTelecom members. Each one of these items accomplishes, in different ways, the FCC’s goal of improving the customer experience with broadband and phone service. Below are more details on three of the FCC’s June...
Date: 06.07.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted rules to eliminate disparate treatment of Rural Broadband Providers. The order grants forbearance from applying Universal Service Fund contribution requirements to rural carriers' broadband Internet access transmission services. The following statement can be attributed to...

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