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Rural Broadband Success Stories to Be Discussed at Broadband Communities Summit

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February 20, 2019 – The Rural Telecommunications Congress comes together once every year in Austin, Texas, jointly with the Broadband Communities Summit.

Rural broadband issues are very much in the news. Among the topics that will be discussed this year at the summit are “Rural Broadband Success Stories.” This panel will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019, and include officials from the Appalachian Regional Commission, a fiber provider to Rural America, and a wireless internet service provider serving rural Texas.

The session will be moderated by Jane Smith Patterson, a partner at Broadband Catalysts and a long-time member of the RTC board.

The Rural Telecommunications Congress (RTC), a 20-year-old grassroots organization devoting to advocating for better broadband in Rural America. A core part of our mission is to highlight examples of state broadband planning, broadband infrastructure, and instances of adoption and use.

You can click on the button below to register to attend the RTC event at $410.00, the cheapest rate available for those who are not government officials or public representatives. See you in Austin!

(Editor’s Note: The author is also President of the Rural Telecommunications Congress.)

To sign up at the Rural Telecommunications Congress rate, register below, or at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2461240 (Make sure to select “CODE HOLDERS” radio button and use VIP Code RTC410)

Rural, Yes Rural, Broadband Success Stories
With all the news about the digital divide and rural America being left behind, come hear from rural communities with proven broadband track records. Sure it’s easier to get everyone wired up when they live close together, but these panelists will tell you how it can be done, had they did it — problems and all – and how their communities have benefitted.

Moderator:
Jane Smith Patterson
– Partner, Broadband Catalysts

Presenters:
Gene Scott
– General Manager, Outside Plant, Greenlight, Wilson NC
Mark DeFalco – Manager, Appalachian Regional Commission
Ted Osborn – Senior Vice President of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs, Nextlink, Hudson, Texas

(Stamp from 1973 from National Postal Museum: Rural America Issue. Created by Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Designed by F. C. Murphy.)

Drew Clark is the Editor and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com and a nationally-respected telecommunications attorney at The CommLaw Group. He has closely tracked the trends in and mechanics of digital infrastructure for 20 years, and has helped fiber-based and fixed wireless providers navigate coverage, identify markets, broker infrastructure, and operate in the public right of way. The articles and posts on Broadband Breakfast and affiliated social media, including the BroadbandCensus Twitter feed, are not legal advice or legal services, do not constitute the creation of an attorney-client privilege, and represent the views of their respective authors.

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Groups Heap Praise on FCC for Corrective Action on Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

The agency is scrutinizing the winning bids for the $9.2-billion fund, and asking companies to consider withdrawing.

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Former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, foreground right, and current Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, background.

February 20, 2019 – The Rural Telecommunications Congress comes together once every year in Austin, Texas, jointly with the Broadband Communities Summit.

Rural broadband issues are very much in the news. Among the topics that will be discussed this year at the summit are “Rural Broadband Success Stories.” This panel will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019, and include officials from the Appalachian Regional Commission, a fiber provider to Rural America, and a wireless internet service provider serving rural Texas.

The session will be moderated by Jane Smith Patterson, a partner at Broadband Catalysts and a long-time member of the RTC board.

The Rural Telecommunications Congress (RTC), a 20-year-old grassroots organization devoting to advocating for better broadband in Rural America. A core part of our mission is to highlight examples of state broadband planning, broadband infrastructure, and instances of adoption and use.

You can click on the button below to register to attend the RTC event at $410.00, the cheapest rate available for those who are not government officials or public representatives. See you in Austin!

(Editor’s Note: The author is also President of the Rural Telecommunications Congress.)

To sign up at the Rural Telecommunications Congress rate, register below, or at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2461240 (Make sure to select “CODE HOLDERS” radio button and use VIP Code RTC410)

Rural, Yes Rural, Broadband Success Stories
With all the news about the digital divide and rural America being left behind, come hear from rural communities with proven broadband track records. Sure it’s easier to get everyone wired up when they live close together, but these panelists will tell you how it can be done, had they did it — problems and all – and how their communities have benefitted.

Moderator:
Jane Smith Patterson
– Partner, Broadband Catalysts

Presenters:
Gene Scott
– General Manager, Outside Plant, Greenlight, Wilson NC
Mark DeFalco – Manager, Appalachian Regional Commission
Ted Osborn – Senior Vice President of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs, Nextlink, Hudson, Texas

(Stamp from 1973 from National Postal Museum: Rural America Issue. Created by Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Designed by F. C. Murphy.)

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Two New Broadband Bills, Including One Aimed at Rural America, Introduced in Congress

The bipartisan Hassan-Capito bill would provide state and local governments with new financing options for broadband projects.

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February 20, 2019 – The Rural Telecommunications Congress comes together once every year in Austin, Texas, jointly with the Broadband Communities Summit.

Rural broadband issues are very much in the news. Among the topics that will be discussed this year at the summit are “Rural Broadband Success Stories.” This panel will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019, and include officials from the Appalachian Regional Commission, a fiber provider to Rural America, and a wireless internet service provider serving rural Texas.

The session will be moderated by Jane Smith Patterson, a partner at Broadband Catalysts and a long-time member of the RTC board.

The Rural Telecommunications Congress (RTC), a 20-year-old grassroots organization devoting to advocating for better broadband in Rural America. A core part of our mission is to highlight examples of state broadband planning, broadband infrastructure, and instances of adoption and use.

You can click on the button below to register to attend the RTC event at $410.00, the cheapest rate available for those who are not government officials or public representatives. See you in Austin!

(Editor’s Note: The author is also President of the Rural Telecommunications Congress.)

To sign up at the Rural Telecommunications Congress rate, register below, or at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2461240 (Make sure to select “CODE HOLDERS” radio button and use VIP Code RTC410)

Rural, Yes Rural, Broadband Success Stories
With all the news about the digital divide and rural America being left behind, come hear from rural communities with proven broadband track records. Sure it’s easier to get everyone wired up when they live close together, but these panelists will tell you how it can be done, had they did it — problems and all – and how their communities have benefitted.

Moderator:
Jane Smith Patterson
– Partner, Broadband Catalysts

Presenters:
Gene Scott
– General Manager, Outside Plant, Greenlight, Wilson NC
Mark DeFalco – Manager, Appalachian Regional Commission
Ted Osborn – Senior Vice President of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs, Nextlink, Hudson, Texas

(Stamp from 1973 from National Postal Museum: Rural America Issue. Created by Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Designed by F. C. Murphy.)

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In San Juan, Utah, a Snapshot of a School District’s Struggle to Bring Broadband Home

The fight for broadband infrastructure in one Utah community. Is private enterprise the end goal?

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Chris Monson with Wesley Hunt on Abajo Peak tower. Photo courtesy of Monson.

February 20, 2019 – The Rural Telecommunications Congress comes together once every year in Austin, Texas, jointly with the Broadband Communities Summit.

Rural broadband issues are very much in the news. Among the topics that will be discussed this year at the summit are “Rural Broadband Success Stories.” This panel will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019, and include officials from the Appalachian Regional Commission, a fiber provider to Rural America, and a wireless internet service provider serving rural Texas.

The session will be moderated by Jane Smith Patterson, a partner at Broadband Catalysts and a long-time member of the RTC board.

The Rural Telecommunications Congress (RTC), a 20-year-old grassroots organization devoting to advocating for better broadband in Rural America. A core part of our mission is to highlight examples of state broadband planning, broadband infrastructure, and instances of adoption and use.

You can click on the button below to register to attend the RTC event at $410.00, the cheapest rate available for those who are not government officials or public representatives. See you in Austin!

(Editor’s Note: The author is also President of the Rural Telecommunications Congress.)

To sign up at the Rural Telecommunications Congress rate, register below, or at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2461240 (Make sure to select “CODE HOLDERS” radio button and use VIP Code RTC410)

Rural, Yes Rural, Broadband Success Stories
With all the news about the digital divide and rural America being left behind, come hear from rural communities with proven broadband track records. Sure it’s easier to get everyone wired up when they live close together, but these panelists will tell you how it can be done, had they did it — problems and all – and how their communities have benefitted.

Moderator:
Jane Smith Patterson
– Partner, Broadband Catalysts

Presenters:
Gene Scott
– General Manager, Outside Plant, Greenlight, Wilson NC
Mark DeFalco – Manager, Appalachian Regional Commission
Ted Osborn – Senior Vice President of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs, Nextlink, Hudson, Texas

(Stamp from 1973 from National Postal Museum: Rural America Issue. Created by Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Designed by F. C. Murphy.)

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