Member Company Press Releases

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Sandy Vandevender joins EPI Communications Consultants

Lubbock, TX (December 7, 2015) - EPI Communications Consultants, LLC is pleased to announce that Sandy Vandevender has joined the firm as a Senior Consultant for Strategy and Operational Support. Sandy brings a wealth of experience in the Industry >>Read More


Bob Wilson Honored by Statewide Telephone Association

Austin, TX (November 9, 2015) – During its Annual Membership Meeting in San Antonio, Texas Statewide Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (TSTCI) surprised Bob Wilson, General Manager of Wes-Tex Telephone Cooperative by awarding him the TSTCI Legend Award. >>Read More


CDG Integrates MBS Billing System with PenguinData’s Workflow Management Solution

Champaign, IL (October 16, 2015) – Communications Data Group (CDG) is pleased to announce the integration of its MBS consumer billing system with PenguinData’s Workflow Management G3 Emperor Suite of Modules at Intermountain Cable (IMCTV), a subsidiary of Gearheart Communications, Inc., located in Harold, KY. >>Read More


WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband Elects New Officers and Directors to its Board

Napa, CA (October 14, 2015) – WTA is pleased to announce the election of its new officers for the coming two years >>Read More


Dave Lewis Joins JSI

Greenbelt, MD (October 6, 2015) – JSI, a leading full service consulting firm specializing in the operational, financial and regulatory needs of the rural telecommunications industry, announced today that Dave Lewis has joined the organization. >>Read More


USConnect Names Steven Drew as CEO

Manchester, New Hampshire (October 1, 2015) – USConnect Holdings, Inc. (USConnect) has named Steven Drew as chief executive officer of USConnect Services, Co. and of USConnect’s operating properties. >>Read More


CDG Announces Releast of Discount Plan compliance Module

Champaign, IL, June 05, 2015 – Communications Data Group (CDG) is pleased to announce the release of its newly enhanced Discount Plan Compliance module.  The new module works with CDG’s current access/interconnect and wholesale billing discount plan architecture to provide enhanced options for analyzing, managing and mechanizing your complex dedicated and special access contracts. >>Read More


RUS Acting Administrator to Join NISC Staff, Lead Member Engagement Division

Mandan, ND, April 13, 2015 — Jasper Schneider, most recently acting Administrator of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utility Service, will join NISC as the organization’s Vice President of Member Engagement. >>Read More


Carrie DeVier Joins Herman & Whiteaker, LLC

Herman & Whiteaker, LLC is pleased to announce that Carrie L. DeVier has joined the firm as an associate attorney. >>Read More


CDG Promotes Mike Chalk to VP of Product Development Position

CHAMPAIGN, IL, March 10, 2015 – Communications Data Group, Inc. (CDG) announces the promotion of Michael A. Chalk to Vice President of Product Development. As VP of Product Development, Mr. Chalk has the responsibility of defining and executing product development strategy for MBS, CDG's robust, scalable web and mobile billing solution. >>Read More


Sandy Vandevender, CEO of Five Area Telephone, Announces his Retirement

Muleshoe, Texas, March 4, 2015 - Sandy Vandevender, CEO of Five Area Telephone, has announced his retirement effective July 31, 2015.  Sandy will take on an advisory role to help with the transition as he plans for retirement. >>Read More


Big Bend Telephone Company Honored at the Texas Capitol

Austin, Texas, February 16, 2015 – Big Bend Telephone Company (BBT) has received national and statewide recognition for its broadband initiatives in support of homeland security. >>Read More


Dirk Coleman, CPA Named an ACREDITED ESTATE PLANNER® Disignee

Cleveland, Ohio, February 2, 2015 - Dirk Coleman, CPA, is newly certified as an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designee by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC). >>Read More


BBT Recognized Nationally for Homeland Security Initiative

ALPINE, Texas, Oct. 15, 2014 – Big Bend Telephone Company (BBT) has received national recognition for its broadband initiatives in support of homeland security. NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association presented BBT with “Special Recognition: Homeland Security” during its 2014 Smart Rural Community Awards, held at NTCA’s Fall Conference September 20‑24 in San Francisco. >>Read More


NTCA Announces 2015 Board of Directors

Arlington, VA; September 30, 2014 — NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, the premier national association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies, today announced the member representatives who have been elected to serve on the association’s 2015 Board of Directors. >>Read More


Carrier Requirements Change Due to Soaring Wireless Backhaul Usage

Champaign, IL; September 30, 2014 — The free-for-all days of wireless backhaul billing are coming to a close. As wholesale carrier services evolve and grow, wireless service providers, like Sprint and AT&T, are tightening their wholesale billing and auditing practices. Many wireless and dark fiber providers have begun insisting that wholesale carriers provide mechanized, industry-standard bills and reports, which can be loaded into their systems for processing and verification. “It’s a pretty common industry response,” says industry expert and DataTech CEO Jon Jones. >>Read More


NISC Announces the Launch of Sales and Marketing App at Annual User Conference

Mandan, N.D.; September 15, 2014 — National Information Solutions Cooperative® (NISC), a leading provider of information technology products and services, has announced the release of NISC LeadAgent™, a powerful sales tool integrated with Salesforce® and presented in a convenient app. When paired with the robust iVUE® Enterprise System, NISC’s broad, scalable suite of accounting, customer care and billing, and engineering and operations solutions, NISC LeadAgent delivers effective marketing campaign management for sales teams on the go. >>Read More


Congressman Gohmert Tours Etex Telephone

Gilmer, TX; August 29, 2014 - Etex Telephone Cooperative, provider of local and long distance telephone, internet and IPTV services hosted Congressman Louie Gohmert and staffer Austin Smithson at Gilmer facilities on Thursday, August 14. >>Read More


Ganado Telephone Company Takes Name of Subsidiary, YK Communications

Ganado, TX; August 21, 2014 - Ganado Telephone Company announced today that it will begin “Doing Business As” YK Communications effective September 1, 2014. YK Communications was established in 1995 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ganado Telephone Company, a rural Incumbent Local Exchange (ILEC) Service Provider, to market and support non-­‐regulated business activities. >>Read More


Industry Veteran, Traci Brunner, Joins JSI Staff

Greenbelt, MD; July 21, 2014 - JSI is pleased to announce that Traci Brunner has joined its business development staff. JSI has a long history of anticipating the needs of its clients and Traci’s hiring as JSI’s Director of Business Development will enable clients to leverage her 20 years of experience in the telecom industry. >>Read More


Curtis Blakely & Company, P.C., CPAs, Announces Promotions

Longview, TX, July 3, 2014 - The accounting firm of Curtis Blakely & Company, P.C. is please to announce the promotions of several of their staff members, including Keith Pfeffer, CPA; Kathy Jackson, CPA; Tessa Filippazzo, CPA; and Jared Patterson, CPA.  >>Read More


NISC Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work

Lake Saint Louis, MO, July 1, 2014 — National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of IT and software solutions to utility and telecommunication organizations, has been recognized as one of the best places to work in the IT field by Computerworld and one of the top workplaces in the St. Louis area by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. >>Read More


Roger Hutton Inducted Into Oklahoma Telephone Association Hall of Fame

Dallas, TX, June 25, 2014 — NetAmerica Alliance, LLC today announced that CEO and Chairman, Roger Hutton has been inducted into the Oklahoma Telephone Association (OTA) Hall of Fame. Mr. Hutton has dedicated his career to the success of rural carriers in the telecom industry. >>Read More


NISC Recognized for Elite Customer Service and Support

Lake Saint Louis, MO, April 7, 2014 — National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of information technology products and services, has been recognized by Help Desk International (HDI) as one of the CSAT Elite Top 50, recognizing technical service and support centers worldwide based on customer satisfaction rankings. >>Read More


CHR Solutions Announces Dr. Arun Pasrija as Chief Executive Officer

Houston, TX, April 4, 2014 - CHR Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of engineering, managed services, BSS/OSS and Cloud technology to communications service providers, today announced that James Taylor has resigned as CEO to pursue other opportunities. The Board of Directors has appointed Arun Pasrija, currently a board member, President and COO, and co-founder, to the additional position of Chief Executive Officer. James Taylor, who is one of the largest shareholders, will remain as a member of the Board of Directors, and will assume the role as special advisor to the Chairman of the Board. >>Read More


SCTelcom Names NISC® as Their Software Solutions Provider

Mandan, ND, March 27, 2014 — South Central Telephone Association (SCTelcom), headquartered in Medicine Lodge, Kan., has selected National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) as its primary software solutions provider. >>Read More


Sprint and NetAmerica Form Shared Network Alliance

Comprehensive Solution Arms Rural Carriers to Compete in 4G LTE
Mobility Dallas, TX, March 27, 2014 — NetAmerica Alliance, LLC and Sprint today announced the formation of a shared network alliance which provides NetAmerica Members (rural communications service providers) the capabilities they need to compete and thrive in delivering 4G LTE mobile broadband services to their communities. >>Read More


Sandhill Selects NISC® as Technology Partner

Growing Telephone Cooperative Chooses the iVUE® Enterprise System
to Grow Along With Them
Mandan, ND, February 17, 2014 -- Sandhill Telephone Cooperative, a telecommunications cooperative serving more than 10,000 businesses and residences in northeastern South Carolina, has selected National Information Solutions Cooperative as their IT partner. >>Read More