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FCC’s Carr is a Fan of Field Visits, Foe of Regulatory Overreach

This is the final installment of Steve Pastorkovich’s excellent coverage of NTCA’s 2023 Telecom Executive Policy Summit (TEPS). The first article on the topic of broadband funding is here and the second article regarding security and network resilience in the face of attacks is here. FCC’s Commissioner Carr on the Importance of Field Visits, and […]

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Regulatory

CISA: “Shields Up” is the New Normal; New Rules Coming

This is the second of three articles covering NTCA’s Telecom Executive Policy Summit. The first article can be found here. One hundred rural broadband provider executives came to the nation’s capital for sessions and meetings with legislators and other policymakers November 6 – 7th as part of the Telecom Executive Policy Summit (TEPS), produced by […]

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Funding & Universal Service Are Key; What Comes Next Also Covered at NTCA’s Telecom Executive Policy Summit

Funding & Universal Service Are Key; What Comes Next Also Covered at NTCA’s Telecom Executive Policy Summit Roughly 100 rural broadband provider executives heard from key government officials during the first day of the Telecom Executive Policy Summit (TEPS) in Washington, DC, produced by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association. Prior to meeting with their […]

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Build a BEAD Buffer

Build a buffer is Shelby Pardy’s advice to operators thinking of participating in NTIA’s BEAD (Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment) program. Pardy, an analyst for Vantage Point Solutions, points out this is more than budgeting extra dollars for inflationary pressures. It means dealing with new rules such as workforce diversity/training, climate resiliency, and sourcing requirements […]

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The Next Generation Community Event

Video Summary An Audience that Reflects PBC’s Membership In the above interview filmed at NTCA’s SRC Live, Gary Johnson, CEO/General Manager for Paul Bunyan Communications, describes their most recent GigaZone TechXpo. He observes that it attracted an audience that reflects PBC’s membership. This extended community event, which drew over 4,000 attendees from the greater Bemidji […]