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for the week ending October 13, 2017

Gillespie to Lead NEMR:  Industry veteran Michele Gillespie has been named as the general manager of MTIA member-company NEMR Telecom.  She succeeds Jim Sherburne in the position.  Gillespie joined NEMR  Telecom in 1995, and has served as assistant bookkeeper, accountant and more recently office & accounting manager.  She  graduated from Truman State University in 1986 […]

for the week ending October 6, 2017

Hayes Joins MTIA Team:  Kari Hayes joined the MTIA staff  September 25 as  business manager, succeeding Rose Dey, who is retiring after nearly thirty years with the association.  Kari has an extensive background in human resources management, training and meeting planning with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Office of State Courts Administrator, and the […]

for the week ending September 22, 2017

FCC Chairman Focuses on Rural Missouri: Several Missouri telecom providers and other stakeholders participated Wednesday in a roundtable discussion and presentation on rural broadband that featured FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.  The roundtable, organized by Missouri congressman Jason Smith, was held  at the West Plains Civic Center as part of Chairman Pai’s Missouri tour. Panelists discussed […]

PSC Docket: September 25 – 29

Monday, September 25: No Cases Tuesday, September 26: No Cases of Industry Interest Wednesday, September 27: No Cases of Industry Interest Thursday, September 28: No Cases of Industry Interest Friday, September 29: No Cases of Industry Interest

for the week ending August 25, 2017

Senator, Governor Highlight Rural Broadband:  U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Governor Eric Greitens held a joint news conference last Thursday at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia to highlight both the accomplishments of and the challenges facing rural broadband providers.  MTIA President Ric Telthorst participated in the event as well, and took the opportunity highlight […]