Smart Rural Community

South Slope is a proud recipient of the NTCA РRural Broadband Association Smart Rural Community Award. When South Slope received this special designation, the company served one of only 12 rural areas in the United States to receive the Smart Rural Community Award.

The Smart Rural Community initiative showcases efforts made by companies like South Slope that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business.

This prestigious award highlights South Slope’s fiber-optic deployment efforts for high-speed internet, TV, and phone in the communities of North Liberty, Newhall, Norway, Swisher, Walford, Fairfax, Ely, and Amana. High-speed fiber-optic technology is available in all of South Slope’s ILEC territories. This is vital to the economic growth and educational success of local rural communities.

NTCA represents nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies. The goal of the NTCA Smart Rural Community initiative is to foster the development of smart communities throughout rural America and Canada by encouraging innovative implementation of broadband solutions. NTCA also requires awardees, like South Slope, to give access to next-generation applications for distance learning, telehealth services, public safety and security.

Smart Rural Community Award recipients help formulate best practices and assist other rural communities in the implementation of innovative broadband-enabled solutions. Visit for more information about the Smart Rural Community initiative.

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