CCT Receives the Smart Rural Community Showcase Award from NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association
On September 17, 2018 – NTCA The Rural Broadband Association, representing nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies recognized and honored CCT as one of 13 companies in rural areas of the United States that have earned Smart Rural Communities Showcase Awards (SMR). CCT achieved this national recognition in a competitive process conducted by NTCA. Applications from communities across the country were reviewed by a panel of experts from the fields of education, health care, telecommunications, finance and rural economic development.
A smart rural community uses broadband networks to enable a series of applications that the community can leverage for innovative economic development and commerce, top-notch education, first rate health care, cutting edge government services, enhanced security and more efficient utility use.
Broadband networks that are currently being built by rural telephone companies are economic engines for the entire community. These networks are enabling a wide range of applications that meet consumer, business, government and institutional needs. Broadband networks are the foundation for Smart Rural Communities.