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for the week ending June 16, 2017

MTIA Meets with Governor’s Staff on  Rural Broadband Program:  An MTIA task force met Tuesday with Governor Greitens’ staff and representatives of Education Superhighway to discuss details of the governor’s plan to fund fiber connectivity for rural Missouri schools.  The legislature has appropriated $6 million as state match money to draw down another $39 million […]

for the week ending June 2, 2017

Tick, Tock — Get in our Room Block:  Now that the calendar has turned to June, it’s time to get serious about registering for the 2017 MTIA Summer Conference, and getting lodging reserved in our group room block.  The block will be closing JUNE 19, and after that date, room rates spike up to standard […]

for the week ending May 19, 2017

Legislature Adjourns 2017 Session:  State lawmakers concluded the 2017 regular session at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12; closing out a year marked by the passage of a record number of pro-business  bills, but marred by bitter in-fighting in the Senate.  Although the total number of bills seeing final passage is way down this year […]

for the week ending April 28, 2017

Lyon to Lead Association:  Jim Lyon, executive vice president and general manager Mark Twain Rural Telephone Company, has been selected as chairman of the MTIA board of directors.  Lyon was tapped by his peers on the governing body to accept the chairman’s position at the group’s  April 17 meeting.  He succeeds Jack Jones, who recently […]

for the week ending April 21, 2017

Summer Gathering Set for July:   The 2017 MTIA Summer Conference returns to beautiful Branson, Missouri July 23 to 26.  The association’s annual summer gathering will feature  four days of professional networking, issue discussion and business planning, all set in one of America’s most family-friendly summer destinations.  The conference theme, “Ready… Set… GROW! Expanding the Broadband […]

for the week ending April 7, 2017

Governor Greitens Announces Rural Schools Broadband Initiative: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced a plan Monday to bring “quality” internet access to rural Missouri schools using federal E rate funding.  The Governor spoke at schools in the communities of Holiday and Galt about a $6 million appropriation to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education […]

for the week ending March 31, 2017

Last Call for Cardinals Event, Seminar Registration:  The 2017 edition of the MTIA Business Strategy Seminar returns to the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark April 17 and 18. Members are invited to attend a great evening of baseball on Monday at the Bank of America Club at Busch Stadium to watch the St. Louis […]

for the week ending March 17, 2017

Register Today for St. Louis Seminar, Ball Game & Lodging: The 2017 edition of the MTIA Business Strategy Seminar returns to the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark April 17 and 18. Members are invited to attend a great evening of baseball on Monday at the Bank of America Club at Busch Stadium to watch […]

for the week ending March 10, 2017

Member Survey Coming  Soon:  In our ongoing effort to serve the ever-changing needs of our members, MTIA is seeking the opinions of telecommunications professionals like you.  Next week, you will receive an email from our partner on this project, Lohman Hills Creative, LLC, inviting you to participate in a short but critical survey.  Your feedback […]

for the week ending March 3, 2017

MTIA Business Seminar Set for April:   The 2017 edition of the MTIA Business Strategy Seminar returns to the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark April 17 and 18. Members are invited to attend a great evening of baseball on Monday at the Bank of America Club at Busch Stadium to watch the St. Louis Cardinals […]