Rural Telecommunications Congress Videos and Presentations PostedBroadband's Impact, States, Universal Service May 18th, 2015
AUSTIN, May 18, 2015 – The Rural Telecommunications Congress posted the entire video and presentations made at the recent Rural Telecommunications Congress held here last month at the Broadband Communities Summit.
The original link to the sessions is at http://www.ruraltelecon.org/2015-rtc-bbc-summit.html
2015 RTC Program Agenda and Session Content
From the first community technology center (1980), the first community network (1986), to the first open gov/data initiative (1989), this presentation explores the history, themes, and future of our work.
Moderator: Jane Patterson – RTC President; President, The View Forward
Speaker: Anne Neville – Director, NTIA State Broadband Initiative, U.S. Department of Commerce
Rural Telecommunications Congress Elects New Slate of Officers: Drew Clark as Incoming President; Jane Smith Patterson as Immediate Past PresidentPress Releases, Rural Utilities Service, Universal Service April 16th, 2015
AUSTIN, April 16, 2015 – The board of the directors of the Rural Telecommunications Congress voted here on Wednesday to elect a new slate of officers to lead the organization, building upon its work over the last several years.
At its annual meeting held jointly with the Broadband Communities Summit here, the Rural Telecommunications Congress unanimously approved as new officers:
- Drew Clark, President
- Jason Whittet, Vice President
- Frank Odasz, Secretary
- Eric Ogle, Treasurer
- Jane Smith Patterson, Immediate Past President
“It is a humbling experience to be entrusted with the leadership of an organization with the history and institutional knowledge of the Rural Telecommunications Congress,” said Drew Clark, incoming President. [...]
Better Broadband for Rural America Means Looking Beyond Tradition: Join Us at the Rural Telecommunications Congress TodayEducation, Expert Opinion, Health, Public Safety, Universal Service April 14th, 2015
AUSTIN, April 14, 2015 – The Rural Telecommunications Congress portion of the Broadband Communities Summit opens here Tuesday with a series of conference sessions focused on looking beyond conventional rural telecom.
With a theme of “Connecting Communities Across the Countryside of Rural America,” our conference sessions on Tuesday include a discussion of the State Broadband Initiative and its impact on rural America, and a robust panel on the companies and technologies that will broadband the life-giving broadband to rural America.
The RTC sessions planning for Wednesday including a summary of the lessons learned from successful broadband deployments, “Broadband and the Farm,” and the impact of the internet of things on rural communities — plus important insight on telemedicine-based health and education programs. [...]
Rural Telecommunications Congress Members Release Report on 50 State Broadband Initiative EntitiesBroadband's Impact April 10th, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas, April 10, 2014 – Members of the Rural Telecommunications Congress on Thursday released a comprehensive report on the state of the 50 State Broadband Initiative entities. The report was compiled by Galen Updike, immediate past president of the RTC, with the assistance of state broadband leaders. It assembles data about the programs of the […]
Rural Telecommunications Congress Members and Others Take Spotlight at Broadband Communities SummitBroadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, Fiber, Gigabit Networks, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service April 4th, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas, April 4, 2014 – Next week, at the Broadband Communities Summit here in Austin, the Rural Telecommunications Congress will take center stage with a series of sessions on “The Bandwidth of the States,” “Financing Future Bandwidth,” “Digital Learning in the Classroom,” “Rural Innovation,” and — as a kicker — “Cool Things Rural Communities Are […]