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MTA + MART = MTA | Independent Telecom Industry's New Math

The biggest news from day one of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance’s 99th Annual Convention is the Minnesota Telecom Alliance (MTA). By unanimous votes of their respective memberships, the MTA and MART (Minnesota Association for Rural Telecom) agreed yesterday morning to merge into a combined organization that will retain the MTA moniker. This is significant for several reasons, […]

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Call for Community from Ben Stein

Brought to you by Innovative Systems In this brief video interview after his keynote address at OPASTCO’s 2008 Winter Conference, Ben Stein laments the loss of community in present day America. He suggests that urban America can learn a lesson from rural America, as well as the armed forces regarding the importance of community.

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"The Face of OPASTCO"

Brought to you by Innovative Systems In this brief video, John Rose discusses the importance of broadband to the members of OPASTCO and their customers.  In his comments at the OPASTCO conference, Rose suggested that there probably would not be much near-term movement on USF and Inter-carrier Compensation policy.  He emphasized the need for educating […]

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Crystal Clear Water Bottles & More at C-scape Global Forum 2007

A recurring theme of the C-Scape Global Forum 2007 was the combination of technology and process change to accelerate innovation and growth.  John Chambers used Cisco as a real-life example of how they have used technology and process change to increase the number of major initiatives it undertakes from two to nine or ten per […]

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A Word from Our Sponsor – An Introduction to TVS

I had the chance to catch up with Norman Gillaspie, founder of Transparent Video Systems (TVS). TVS has a digital cable solution for the small operator. In this brief video, Norman talks about TVS and how its product and company philosophy aligns with the smaller operator.  To see other videos we produced for TVS, please […]

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ViodiTV ViodiTV @ RICA

100 Jurisdictions – Without a Statewide Franchise Law

Our interview with Paul Freude, of Paul Bunyan Telephone, is an example of ViodiTV coverage at RICA/RTG. The RICA/RTG conference featured cutting-edge rural independent operators talking about their experience as competitive providers. In the case of Paul Bunyan, Freude discusses how this 100-year-old telco has grown by more than 250% this decade. With systems in over 100 jurisdictions, […]

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ViodiTV at RICA – DVD Sponsorship Opportunity

The following video is a fun commercial highlighting ViodiTV coverage of the informative and enlightening RICA/RTG Fall Forum.The ViodiTV DVD of the RICA/RTG 2007 Fall Forum is a great opportunity to support RICA/RTG and get your company in front of their members. Contact Paula Young at meetings at ricalliance.org or 217 527 8478 to learn […]

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Youth Are Our Present – The Results

  The report and video, available below, provide commentary and the responses to a survey regarding communication trends among today’s American rural youth. The purpose of this survey was to understand how rural youth from OPASTCO-member (or equivalent) communities consume media and technology. Sharing of some of the results from this survey took place during the panel, […]

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Regional Is the Word That You Heard

Regional is the operative word in rural economic development, according to Mark Drabenstott, Director of the RUPRI Center for Regional Competitiveness.  Drabenstott gave the keynote opening speech at NECA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco.  He suggested that organizing by region is imperative in today’s global economy.  He suggested that we are in, “a global economics […]

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