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President’s Message 2016

December 1, 2016 You might be surprised in January when the 2017 membership directory arrives in the mail. You won’t find the usual cover photo of switchboards or circuits or telecom employees. What you will see is a railroad bridge, specifically the Eads Bridge spanning the Mississippi River at St. Louis. So, why focus on […]

President’s Message 2015

December 1, 2015 Sometimes, progress can only be measured by looking back and recognizing the distance we have traveled. This point has hit home with me over the last several weeks as Rose and I prepare to re-locate the association office to smaller quarters by the end of the month. In sorting through the files, […]

Presidents Message – 2014

December 1, 2014 This year, the first year in our second century of service to the industry, has been marked by a number of initiatives all focused on assisting our members to compete effectively in the marketplace, improve their ability to serve their communities, and continue to provide a vital communications connection to the state’s […]

President’s Message 2013

Together we have achieved a very rare accomplishment — one hundred years of continuous service to the Missouri telecommunications industry. It was a real pleasure this year to celebrate our history at the summer conference and make plans for a second century of service. As we noted in the video presentation that capped our celebration, […]

President’s Message 2012

Our industry’s journey toward an IP-enabled world has, over the last year, been a rocky road as both large and small telecom carriers try to untangle the complex rule changes adopted by the FCC late in 2011. While the focus on understanding, accommodating, and amending these regulations has necessarily been at the federal level, our […]

President’s Message 2011

After months of debate, discussion, advocacy and anxiety, the details are finally coming into focus on the full impact of the comprehensive FCC Order. This new blueprint for our collective future points out the need as never before for solid business plans, targeted use of resources, and strong, strategic partnerships. It also places a higher […]