A Smart Rural Community (SRC) is about connections – neighbors to friends, teachers to students, doctors to patients, new businesses to customers, and a community to the world. Fiber-based broadband internet providers like NDTC make these connections possible.
What does it mean to be a Smart Rural Community provider, and why is it important? Keep reading to learn the answers to these questions and more!
About the SRC Network
SRC is a network made up of forward-thinking rural internet providers who meet robust broadband standards. Every provider is committed to driving growth and creating opportunities for their communities. Smart Rural Community providers also enable fast, reliable, and sustainable connectivity needed to thrive in an online world. This is especially important as the demand for distance learning, telemedicine, and remote work grows.
By affirming 100 Mbps broadband to 50% or more of our service territory, having broadband subscription rates of at least 50%, and committing to Smart Rural Community’s mission of collaborative innovation, NDTC was able to receive recognition as a Smart Rural Community from NTCA – the Rural Broadband Association.
NTCA represents nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading the technological evolution for rural consumers. Each company delivers robust and high-quality services over future-proof networks that make rural communities vibrant places to live and work.
Why the SRC Network Matters
Smart Rural Community providers transform small-town America into areas with innovative economic development, effective education, efficient energy distribution, and state-of-the-art health care. These rural areas have connections that are frequently faster and more reliable than larger urban competitors.
The network of innovative broadband providers delivering fast internet speeds to the most remote communities of our country is growing. NDTC is committed to delivering cutting-edge communication services to our customers. This opens new opportunities for students and business owners to remain competitive in expanding national and global markets.
Living in an NDTC community is a smart choice. With a fully fiber-based network and continual upgrades to our certified gig-capable network, you can be assured that we are committed to driving growth and creating opportunities that help our communities thrive.