3 Rivers Communications was recently named a Smart Rural Community℠ (SRC) provider by NTCA– The Rural Broadband Association. SRC is a national network of communities powered by rural broadband companies that are focused on building a brighter future for small-town America. The program promotes rural broadband and its role in supporting economic development, education, health care and other important issues for rural America.
In order to receive recognition as an SRC provider, 3 Rivers must meet certain base levels of broadband speeds and penetration levels, all of which 3 Rivers far surpasses, while committing to SRC principles. As a result of 3 Rivers’ national recognition, areas served by 3 Rivers will now be celebrated as Smart Rural Communities in program materials and online at www.smartruralcommunity.com.
Dave Gibson, 3 Rivers’ CEO/GM stated, “3 Rivers is proud to be able to provide our local communities with superior broadband Internet service, offering customers educational and economic opportunities on par with, or better than, those in the most connected regions of America.”
NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield also recognized 3 Rivers for this achievement, noting, “We are so excited to welcome another Smart Rural Community provider into this growing network of broadband providers delivering the Internet’s fastest speeds in some of the most remote and rural communities of our country. I applaud 3 Rivers and the communities it serves for their commitment to enabling cutting-edge technologies that drive innovation and promote economic development in their region and nationwide.”
NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. NTCA members are leading the technological evolution for rural consumers, delivering robust and high-quality services over future-proof networks that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business.