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NISC Launches Two-Way Texting Feature for Enhanced Outage Communication

Providing your customers with communication options is essential as we rely more on technology to stay connected. Making that communication simple is critical. Now, you can enhance that connectivity and communication by leveraging the new outage two-way texting feature. Powered by the NISC enterprise, the new two-way texting feature utilizes the accessibility of SmartHub, along with the communication power of Messenger and NISC's Outage Management [...]

By | May 21st, 2020|Blog|

Navigating COVID-19: Member Perspectives – Episode 4

Welcome to episode 4 of our Navigating COVID-19 Podcast series! In this episode we’re speaking with Katie Pfennigs, Marketing and Communications Supervisor for Flathead Electric Cooperative in Kalispell, Montana. Katie shares how Flathead continued some of their Annual Meeting traditions despite having to cancel their meeting this year, and other ways the cooperative is supporting their community during this time. Have a story you’d like [...]

By | May 7th, 2020|Blog|

Cyber Top Five :: Threats in the Wake of the Coronavirus

At NISC, we see our Members as not only our Member-Owners but also part of our IT cooperative community. In regard to cybersecurity, an educated community is a safer community. We want to help you all achieve a secure workplace – whether in your physical building or in your employees’ homes. Here are the top five threats we are seeing during this pandemic and pointers [...]

By | April 27th, 2020|Blog|

Navigating COVID-19: Member Perspectives – Episode 3

Welcome to episode 3 of our Navigating COVID-19 Podcast series! In this episode, we hear from Steve Sjoberg, Manager of Communications and Public Relations for Cass County Electric Cooperative in Fargo, North Dakota. Steve discusses Cass County’s recent donation of more than 1,000 face masks to health care providers and first responders in their community, as well as how they are working with other local [...]

By | April 23rd, 2020|Blog|

Navigating COVID-19: Member Perspectives – Episode 2

Welcome to episode 2 of our Navigating COVID-19 Podcast series! In this episode, we hear from Bill Gerski, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Lori Lowe, Manager of Customer Service and Billing Support, and Pete Yastishock, Safety Director, from Tri-Co Connections in Wellsboro, Pa., as they discuss Tri-Co's efforts to continue deploying broadband services in a time when users need it most. They also share [...]

By | April 17th, 2020|Blog|

Navigating COVID-19: Member Perspectives – Episode 1

The Coronavirus pandemic has presented many challenges for our organizations, but it has also showcased our Members’ deep sense of community and innovation. We’ve been so inspired by the good work our Members have been doing to take care of their members/customers and communities, and we wanted to highlight some of those stories to shine a light on their efforts and spark ideas for others. We’re excited to [...]

By | April 14th, 2020|Blog|

Putting Members First During COVID-19

Delivering exceptional communications and energy services has always been essential, but now those services are more important than ever. COVID-19 has completely changed the way businesses are operating and seeing the incredible ways our Members have navigated recent challenges to support their communities has made us so proud to serve these industries. NISC Member San Isabel Electric Association (SIEA), based in Pueblo West, Colo., is [...]

By | April 8th, 2020|Blog|

The Balancing Act of Wireless Access and Customer Expectation

By: Phil Fine, Product Line Manager, National Information Solutions Cooperative For many fixed wireless broadband service providers, each day can be a challenge to provide the most reliable and efficient service while balancing the expectations of the customer. While wireless carriers focus largely on delivering the broadband services to the home across their wireless access network, they often overlook the equally challenging and oftentimes more [...]

By | April 8th, 2020|Blog|

COVID-19 Solutions Resource HQ

As the COVID-19 coronavirus has upended life, we’ve had to become adaptive to a new, physically distant way of life. Many NISC Members are taking on new tasks and doing business differently than ever before. We know it’s been hectic transitioning to this new situation that is anything but the norm, and we are committed to helping you during this time. As you work to [...]

By | March 27th, 2020|Blog|

COVID-19 and PCI Compliance

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and urgency to setup employee offices at home for the foreseeable future, it is imperative no one lets their guard down. Security protections that have been put in place exist to provide a hedge between good and evil, trusted and untrusted. When we move employees to an untrusted place, such as a home office, we must either fortify [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|Blog|