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NISC Speed Test Presentation

The FCC speed and latency test requirements are quickly approaching for many companies. The details are starting to be finalized. NISC is closely following these updates, not only from a regulatory perspective but also from a technical perspective. During a recent Webex presentation, Ryan Larson, Senior Strategy & Marketing Manager from NISC, gave an overview of the requirements and an update on items that NISC has discovered during their cooperative testing with residential gateway manufacturers and service providers.

WITA Members: Here for our Communities. Still.

“These are the communities that we serve; our friends and neighbors. We have a duty to do what is right during times of crisis.” James Brooks, Inland Telephone Company. I’ve spoken with many of our members in the last few days, all of whom are reaching out to their local communities to see how they […]

CONNECT CUSHMAN GRANT STORY

550 households in the upper part of Lake Cushman will finally have access to high-speed Internet thanks to a USDA Communities Connect grant to Hood Canal Communications.  Days ago, HCC also opened a new community center to serve this very remote, rugged area. Lake Cushman is a beautiful man-made lake in Mason County, Washington featuring […]

LEGISLATIVE SESSION STARTS OFF WITH A BANG!

WITA started the new session off with a huge bang not only thanks to our members but also thanks to our Member Coordinator, Shellie Burnham, who did a stellar job of taking care of all the details. On January 21st and 22nd WITA members were in town to meet with legislators, have a board meeting […]

PREVIEW – LEGISLATIVE SESSION COMING SOON!

The past few days have felt like legislative session.  Dan Coyne and I have talked with dozens of legislators as we continue to work on securing an extension of the state universal communications fund.  There will be two pieces of legislation introduced in January, either of which will accomplish our goal.  The first is the […]