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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|

Utilizing SmartHub Amidst COVID-19

We hope you, our Members, always know that NISC is here to support you. Now, with recent events surrounding COVID-19, that promise is no different. We’ve seen many of you this week working to help your members and customers utilize technology in new ways. Now more than ever we are feeling grateful for technology that connects us and allows us to accomplish our daily tasks [...]

By | March 20th, 2020|Blog|

COVID-19 & the Cybercriminals Capitalizing on the Pandemic

With a global pandemic at the forefront of our mind, it is also a prime opportunity for hackers to attempt to exploit the situation. As our focus is on the effects of the virus on our businesses, our communities and our families, our overall cyber guard could be down simply due to distraction and a little ingenuity on the criminals’ behalf. Much like the recommendation [...]

By | March 17th, 2020|Blog|

International Women’s Day 2020

We were honored to again showcase some of the incredible #WomenofNISC this year through our International Women’s Day video series. We’re proud to have so many talented, driven and diverse women at NISC across each of our divisions and in leadership roles. Thank you for following along with us this week on social media. Click on the videos to hear each woman’s unique story:

By | March 11th, 2020|Blog|

Enhancing Utility SmartHub Security Through the Cooperative Cloud

Security is a priority at NISC, and a big part of securing our solutions means protecting passwords. You’ve likely been a part of a scenario where you’ve had to change your password due to a possible breach, whether it’s through a big chain store or a social media site. At NISC, we’re constantly working to ensure the security of NISC solutions is as up-to-date as [...]

By | February 25th, 2020|Blog|

Brunskill family’s ‘unbelievable journey’ culminates at Super Bowl

Almost 100 million people watched the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV Feb. 2 in Miami. Only a fraction of those viewers were as emotionally invested in the game as NISC employee Michael Brunskill. Michael, a Professional Services coordinator in NISC’s Mandan, N.D., office, flew to Miami with his wife, Susan, to watch their son, Daniel, take the [...]

By | February 13th, 2020|Blog|

Martian and Dosch Honored at NDAREC Annual Meeting

During their 77th annual meeting last month in Bismarck, N.D., the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) honored NISC Board Director and General Manager of North Central Electric Cooperative Wayne Martian and former NISC President and CEO Vern Dosch with awards representing their strong commitment to cooperatives. Wayne received the Cooperative Leadership Award from NDAREC for his commitment to the cooperative business model [...]

By | February 6th, 2020|Blog|

NISC Employee Shares About Super Bowl-Bound Son

Michael Brunskill, a Professional Services coordinator in NISC’s Mandan, N.D., office, had the upper hand in father-son wrestling matches with his son, Daniel, until about the time Daniel started high school. Now, Daniel, 26, is a 6-foot 5-inch, 300-pound offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers. It’s assured there’ll be no more father-son wrestling matches between Michael and Daniel in the Brunskill household. Daniel’s story [...]

By | January 30th, 2020|Blog|