Across the United States, rural, community-based broadband providers are serving small towns with robust broadband networks to support critical and innovative solutions for rural communities. Technological leaders, like Butler-Bremer Communications, are helping to build a nationwide network of Smart Rural Communities SM, where broadband connections are helping create a brighter future for rural America. In early 2020, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, welcomed Butler-Bremer Communications into this nationwide network in recognition of the company’s important work in bringing broadband-enabled advances to rural America.

The Smart Rural CommunitiesSM program promotes collaborative work among rural broadband providers and other local leaders to develop broadband-enabled solutions for education, economic development, healthcare and more.  The Smart Rural Communities SM initiative celebrates the technological leadership of nearly 850 small, community-based rural broadband providers in NTCA’s membership. Butler-Bremer Communications’ Smart Rural Community designation applies to Clarksville, Frederika, Plainfield, Shell Rock and Tripoli, IA. Butler-Bremer Communications has deployed Gig capable, direct fiber connections to homes and businesses in all of these five service areas.

“I am so proud of Butler-Bremer Communications for rising to meet the challenge of providing exceptional service in rural America, where our member companies face low population density, geographic obstacles, regulatory hurdles and limited budgets,” said NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield. “NTCA’s Smart Rural Community Providers SM are leading by example and charting a course toward an even more vibrant, productive and community-oriented rural America.

For more information about Smart Rural Communities,SM please visit www.ntca.org/smart.