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Cooperatives Recognized in 2020 J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Ratings

2020 showed more than ever how critical reliable energy is. When the pandemic caused fear and worry, and many areas of the country were hit with devastating storms and wildfires, utility cooperatives stepped up as essential service providers to demonstrate their commitment to community. We are proud to congratulate the 18 NISC Members who were named among J.D. Power’s 2020 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. [...]

By | January 13th, 2021|Blog|

NISC Operations Solution Featured in Academic Journal

NISC’s Distributed Engineering Workstation software (DEW) was featured in a paper in Energies, an open access journal of scientific research, technology development, engineering policy and management covering energy supply, conversion, dispatch and final use. The paper, primarily authored by National Renewable Energy Laboratory personnel and coauthored by NISC Senior Product Line Manager Robert Broadwater, focuses on the benefits of differing technologies in analyzing today’s complex [...]

By | January 6th, 2021|Blog|

EDD Building a Better Grid Through Innovation

Electrical Distribution Design (EDD), an NISC company, has a history of providing analysis tools needed for adapting to the changing electric energy landscape. Continuing that history of innovation, EDD is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy in a project that will create a cyberattack-resistant, more efficient and more stable U.S. electrical grid powered by renewable energy. Additional project partners in this effort are Florida [...]

By | December 17th, 2020|Blog|

Broadband Marketing Leveraging Subscriber, Device and Service Data

Broadband service demand continues to grow at a rapid pace across the country. There has also been an explosion of WiFi connected devices including mobile devices, smart appliances, voice control, multi-media and gaming platforms, security and more. As service delivery and assurance has become increasingly more complex, there has been a growing need to manage services all the way to the connected devices themselves. There is [...]

By | December 14th, 2020|Blog|

Finding Value Beyond the Price Tag

When exploring options for an Auto Configuration Server (ACS) device and WiFi management solution, it is critical to consider all elements that deliver true value. Weight should be placed on finding a technology solution that supports your vision. But how does one justify the price tag beyond the promised functionality?  Vendor IndependenceThe first and foremost criteria should be to find a solution designed to support any device that implements the Broadband Forum [...]

By | November 30th, 2020|Blog|

Bulldogging Bridger and His Biggest Fan

Emotions will be swirling for Bridger Anderson in the moments before his first run at the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR). It’s safe to say the same will be true for his mother and biggest fan, NISC Sales Manager Robin Anderson. Bridger, 22, has qualified to compete in steer wrestling (aka bulldogging) at the NFR, which will run from Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. [...]

By | November 19th, 2020|Blog|

NISC Partners with Diamond Communication Solutions for Enhanced Mobile Election Balloting

Electing board directors is an important process for NISC Members. More importantly, ensuring your customers can vote, and vote safely is critical. Since 2016, NISC Members have been able to provide online balloting through SmartHub via the web, helping to simplify the director election process. Now, this process has become even easier. Through a partnership with Diamond Communication Solutions, an OSG company, NISC Members will [...]

By | October 30th, 2020|Blog|

Feeding America a Focal Point at NISC’s THRIVE ’20

Among the most visible effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are its immediate threat to lives and livelihoods. In the background, however, is another serious result of the pandemic—food insecurity. According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, there are 37 million people—11 million of them children—struggling with hunger in the midst of the pandemic. Effects of food insecurity can include serious health complications, [...]

By | September 29th, 2020|Blog|

Optimize & Capitalize Your RDOF Project with a True Enterprise Experience

The auction is nearing, but it is imperative your vision goes beyond the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) deadline. Successful broadband projects are not happenstance. You need enterprise technology to capitalize and optimize. Best of breed IT solutions won’t cut it. Silos of information impede efficiency. A completely integrated enterprise solution should be the backbone of your broadband project – and the heart of customer [...]

By | August 25th, 2020|Blog|

Navigating COVID-19: Member Perspectives – Episode 7

Welcome to episode 7 of our Navigating COVID-19 Podcast series!   In this episode we’re speaking with Charlie Cano, CEO of ETEX Telephone Cooperative in Gilmer, Texas. ETEX was formed in 1952 to meet the communication needs of people living in rural northeast Texas. In their more than 60 years in business, ETEX has grown into a company covering a service territory of 710 square miles and providing service [...]

By | July 27th, 2020|Blog|