The NTCA Smart Rural Community Initiative. Jessica Golden Strategic Outreach Manager NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association Mountain Connect Rural Broadband Summit 2014. Trade association, represents 900 small, rural communications providers.
Strategic Outreach Manager
NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association
Rural Broadband Summit
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“Most Americans could care less if farming and ranching disappear, so long as they get their burgers and fries.”
- The End of the American Farm
1. Policy Makers in disappear, so long as they get their burgers and fries.”DC and Denver make decisions that affect ALL of us.
We have to fight for rural relevance:
Smart Rural Communities Summit disappear, so long as they get their burgers and fries.”
A Smart Rural Community invokes broadband-enabled intelligent networks to support innovative applications for
A Smart Rural Community embraces teams of collaborative leaders standing behind and promoting the technology.
From manufacturers and application developers to telecommunications providers and, ultimately, the users who adopt and employ broadband-enabled services, the Smart Rural Community is a team effort of continuing development and evolution.
new skills and reach new markets.
2 Major Realizations:
NTCA Associate Member Advisory Council (Chair)NTCA Innovation & Business Opportunity Committee (Chairs)American Farm Bureau Federation
American Telemedicine Association (ATA)CalixCHR Solutions Dickey Rural Networks Discovery Education
MapCom SystemsNational Information Solutions CooperativeNational Rural Economic Developers AssociationNational Rural Electric Cooperative AssociationNational Rural Telecommunications CooperativeRural School and Community TrustTCAVeterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
First Round of Applications Accepted
Announcements of winners at NTCA Fall Conference
June 2, 2014
Application for 2nd round of SRC applications opened.
July 11, 2014
Deadline to Apply
Selected 7 winners from Kansas, Minnesota, Florida and North Dakota. All other first-time applicants were designated as “trailblazers”
But…How were winners selected?
Rural is Cool Campaign (#ruraliscool)