Author Archives: Terry

Senators Sign To End Rural Call Completion Problems

Grass roots support to fix the ‘Call Completion’ issue highlighted previously in this space is starting to take shape. Elected officials are banding together to request action on the part of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The telecommunications industry’s leading … Continue reading

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Call Completion: Is There Anybody Out There?

We’re all familiar with the practice of stepping back to look at something from ‘20,000 feet’ to get a better view of the entire project. So it should come as no surprise to hear that from 36,000 feet the country’s landscape … Continue reading

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FEMA Balking at Montana Wildfire Aid

During a recent trip through Wyoming and Montana, I got a chance to hear first-hand about the damages caused by the wildfires that raged through large tracks of Montana this summer. Local telecom companies that serve the areas affected by … Continue reading

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Challenges and Opportunities

As I drove through Idaho’s Magic Valley this week, following an industry meeting in Montana, I couldn’t help but think about the amount of work (and money) that goes into serving America’s rural areas with advanced telecommunications services. I visited … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome. To previous visitors of this blog you’ll notice a slightly different approach. Instead of blogging about anything and everything, I’m going to focus on rural America and what companies–and regulatory agencies–are doing to ensure rural residents have … Continue reading

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