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Test 2 Email to Post with Notify

Test 2 Email to Post with Notify

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National Dog Day? Might Be My Very Favorite! TEST

National Dog Day? Might Be My Very Favorite! TEST

Monday, August 26th has been declared National Dog Day. Love dogs? So do I, that is why I am extremely delighted to celebrate this national holiday! While we have all become accustomed to the greeting card industry creating numerous holidays how can you go wrong when you designate a day that celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed, and has the public focused on the need to rescue dogs from shelters. This is very near and dear to my heart given…

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Sharing the Rural Broadband Story with the House Energy and Commerce Committee

Sharing the Rural Broadband Story with the House Energy and Commerce Committee

With a pending weather report calling for snow (and let’s be honest, the mere threat of snow tends to turn DC into a tizzy), I made sure that this morning was an early-rising adventure with the opportunity to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on the agenda mid-morning. While the advanced planning on the travel front ended up being unnecessary, the opportunity to share some thoughts on rural broadband deployment – the challenges with…

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TGIF!

TGIF!

Have you ever just had one of those days?  Or maybe one of those weeks? As I scurried around this morning, more focused on the day ahead than anything else, I noticed that I was “clomping” through the NTCA garage.  Clomping? One shoe making a thunking noise and the other oddly silent.  When I lifted my shoe to see if I had stepped in something to make one silent or maybe knocked off part of a heel to make one…

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A Workplace’s Best Asset? Your staff!

A Workplace’s Best Asset? Your staff!

It really doesn’t matter if you’re a trade association, a start up, an RLEC or a corporation – at the end of the day, your most valuable asset are the staff that you have on board.  That is why we think a great deal about what it takes to keep them happy, healthy, productive…and safe. To that end, we just completed our mandatory series of training for our teams – in Arlington, in Asheville, North Carolina and around the country on…

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Rural Youth App Challenge from FRS Unleashed!

Rural Youth App Challenge from FRS Unleashed!

 Years ago, when I worked for Verizon, I always found it intriguing how much the senior executives in the corporation looked forward to heading out to California to “hang out” with app developers and picking some great creative minds.  I can recall one time when I had the opportunity to participate in a briefing for Lowell McAdam (now Verizon’s CEO), was struck by his enthusiasm for the app developers contest and immediately downloaded all of the apps he noted as…

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WWW.NTCA.ORG 2.0!

WWW.NTCA.ORG 2.0!

I’m not one to set unrealistic resolutions for the new year (no huge self-improvement plans on my to-do list!) yet as the calendar turns I find myself drawn to setting goals, writing them down, and then holding myself accountable to achieving them. An ongoing goal of NTCA is to create a more valuable online presence for the association, our members and the rural broadband industry, and we recently took a giant step toward achieving that with the launch of new websites for…

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