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NRTC Webinars

Browse the webinar sessions we have planned over the next few months, and register below for the ones you'd like to attend! If you missed any of these sessions, stop back and view the recordings!

Upcoming Webinars

NRTC Managed Services - Quarterly Marketing Webinar

(February 29, 2024 11:00 AM ET) Are you looking for ways to sell higher speed internet packages and grow your average revenue per user? Join our quarterly webinar to see new marketing campaigns designed to help your promote NRTC Managed Services solutions like TechShield, TechShield Professional and Tech Home.
 
We will cover Q2 promotions and other marketing happenings at NRTC.
 
Register now to reserve your seat!
 

Previous Webinars

Creative Print Campaigns Drive Broadband Growth

(February 8, 2024) Join Lucas Singleton, CrowdFiber Manager of Customer Success, on February 8th to learn about using the CrowdFiber platform for direct mail campaigns with Bill Esch of Agri-Valley Services. Mr. Singleton will demonstrate how easy and cost-efficient it is to run direct mail campaigns via CrowdFiber. Mr. Esch will share why Agri-Valley loves using the platform for direct mail and cover his tips for easy and effective print campaigns. 

Attendees can expect to:  
  • Learn about the CrowdFiber direct mail capabilities, benefits, and pricing
  • See how Agri-Valley Services is running successful direct mail campaigns
  • Hear about upcoming enhancements to CrowdFiber 

Let's Talk BEAD: A Conversation with State Broadband Directors

(February 1, 2024) State Broadband Offices are poised to unleash a windfall of BEAD funding in 2024. Are you prepared to engage when your state announces their BEAD state map challenge process and grant application cycle? Join experts from NRTC, BJ Tanksley from Missouri's state broadband office and Bree Maki from Minnesota's state broadband office to learn:

  • How to participate in the state BEAD map challenge process
  • What policy objectives will be prioritized in a successful BEAD application
  • When to anticipate each step in the BEAD timeline, from challenge process to final award 

For many states, the BEAD process has already begun. Join us to learn how to engage with your state broadband office to secure broadband funding for the communities you serve.

Turning Sports Fans into Your Fans using 'Pick-It'

(January 23, 2024) Part sports contest, part engagement tool, Pick-It offers a fun way for you to interact with your employees, subscribers, and the community at large. Deepen customer loyalty, generate new leads, and broaden brand awareness with a white-labeled college basketball bracket contest your community will love.

You’ve connected your community. Now it’s time to deepen your connection with them and let Pivot do the heavy lifting. 
 
Learn how you can get in on the action by hosting an upcoming March Mania contest.

USDA new ERA: Next Steps & Application Tips

(December 12, 2023) Join NRTC and ENGIE for a webinar focused on helping rural electric cooperatives prepare to receive decisions from the USDA on Empowering Rural America (New ERA) program letters of interest. Once the short-listed applicants are announced, the window of time for submitting an application is expected to be brief (60 days). This webinar will cover timelines, next steps, and have valuable tips for cooperatives based on whether or not they receive an invitation to apply. 

What attendees will learn:

  • New ERA application requirements and timeline
  • Resource-intensive and time-sensitive application items to prepare for now
  • Options for projects that do not receive an invitation

Speakers

  • Madeleine Klein, Managing Director, Policy & Market Strategy – ENGIE
  • Chris McCarthy, Advisor, Distributed Solar & Storage – ENGIE
  • Milton Geiger, Vice President, Smart Grid Solutions – NRTC
  • Bob Coates - USDA

NRTC Managed Services - Quarterly Marketing Webinar

(November 30, 2023) Are you looking for ways to sell higher speed internet packages and grow your average revenue per user? Join our quarterly webinar to see new marketing campaigns designed to help your promote NRTC Managed Services solutions like TechShield, TechShield Professional and Tech Home. We will cover Q1 promotions and other marketing happenings at NRTC.
 
Register now to reserve your seat!

DIRECTV STREAM - Everything you Love about DIRECTV without the Satellite Dish

(November 15, 2023) The DIRECTV STREAM program through NRTC provides members with a convenient, low-cost way to offer one of the most popular streaming services to your customers. DIRECTV STREAM offers four base packages of live and on-demand content with an on-screen program guide to provide customers with an experience similar to traditional cable. 

Features include:

  • Access via an app or box with voice-control remote Cloud DVR
  • Unlimited concurrent streams inside the home
  • No customer service contract, nor activation fees

Sling TV - An Affordable, Simple Alternative to Cable and Satellite

(November 9, 2023) Sling TV, from DISH Network, provides a true “skinny bundle” of popular national programming in a convenient over-the-top (OTT) streaming package. Sling is available on a variety of different consumer devices, ranging from smart televisions to streaming sticks. Your subscribers can “bring their own device” and sign up for their preferred services quickly and without any complicated installs. All programming packages are available a la carte with popular add-ons like premium networks,
international programming, live sports and more.

MyBundle.TV - Easily Navigate Subscribers through the Complex World of Streaming Video

(November 8, 2023) MyBundle.TV through NRTC allows you to help your customers navigate the complicated and everchanging world of streaming and online media, while earning revenue from subscription activations. 

MyBundle.TV is a co-branded, online platform and marketplace. Through NRTC’s partnership with MyBundle.TV, you can provide the tools to help your customers find the shows and movies they love all while saving time and money.

Pivot joins NRTC: What does it mean for you?

(October 31, 2023 - 2:00 PM EST) Join NRTC for a meet and greet with Pivot, broadband marketing and customer experience (CX) leaders, and newest to join the NRTC team. You will hear from Greg Santoro, NRTC SVP, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, on how the acquisition fits into the NRTC strategy and benefits members. Pivot CEO Dave Nieuwstraten, and President Jeremy Graves, will share why the time was right to join the NRTC team and how Pivot’s marketing and CX solutions can help all NRTC members. You will have the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A session.  
 
Attendees can expect to:

  • Hear how the acquisition fits in the NRTC strategy and benefits members  
  • See an overview of Pivot’s marketing and consulting services
  • Hear how Pivot’s wide range of services benefit all NRTC members, even beyond the broadband business
  • Learn where to go for services, for new and existing members & customers

Operational Intelligence Member Spotlight Series - Matt Anjakos, Outside Plant Manager, Allband Communications

(October 19, 2023 - 2:00 PM EST) Join Ben Anderson, NRTC Director of Product Development, on October 19th for the second webinar in our Operational Intelligence Member Spotlight series. During this webinar you will learn how Operational Intelligence with network monitoring and management is helping broadband providers with added visibility and insights to more effectively run their businesses. We will spotlight Matt Anjakos, Outside Plant Manager, Allband Communications, who will share how the OpIntel platform, access to network experts, and 24x7 monitoring provides the support they need and has helped them through challenging staffing periods.

Attendees can expect to:

• Learn what OpIntel with network monitoring & management is and how it works

• Hear how Allband overcame engineering turnover and simplified new hire onboarding

• Learn how a proactive platform with 24x7 monitoring provides insights for improving network performance

• Ask questions during Q&A session

Protecting Critical Infrastructure: Navigating NIST Compliance for Broadband and Electric Co-ops

(October 4, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET) – Join NRTC as we kick off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by bringing in experts from SilverSky and TrustMAPP for a webinar to discuss cybersecurity compliance and governance strategies for the broadband and electric cooperative industry. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework has become more than a best practice, it is now an essential component for funding and insurability. Discover what you should be doing now to ensure compliance and develop a cybersecurity program for the long term. 

Attendees can expect to learn about:

  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework & 2.0
  • What should broadband and electric co-ops be doing now
  • Tools to help assess, track and report on NIST
  • Cybersecurity Framework compliance
  • Ways to address potential cybersecurity skills or bandwidth gaps
  • How to consistently improve your cybersecurity posture over time

NRTC Managed Services - Quarterly Marketing Webinar

(August 31, 2023) Are you looking for ways to sell higher speed internet packages and grow your average revenue per user? Join our quarterly webinar to see new marketing campaigns designed to help you promote NRTC Managed Services solutions like TechShield, TechShield Professional and Tech Home. We will cover Q4 promotions and other marketing happenings at NRTC.

Bundling DIRECTV's Streaming Service can add revenue and reduce churn. Learn how NRTC can help!

August 2, 2023

New ERA Funding - Learn How Ready to Go Solutions from NRTC Can Help

August 2, 2023

Pros and Cons of Renewable Fuels-based Generators

July 18, 2023

Operational Intelligence Member Spotlight Series - Derek Davidson, CTO, Peoples Communication

July 11, 2023

CrowdFiber and GLDS Integration Empowers Sprout Fiber Internet

June 22, 2023

Extracting Value from Your Resiliency Investment

June 14, 2023

NRTC Managed Services - Quarterly Marketing Webinar

June 1, 2023

NRTC Managed Services - Quarterly Marketing Webinar

March 2, 2023

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