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Marquette-Adams Recognized as One of Nation’s Top Rural Broadband Providers

Marquette-Adams Recognized as One of Nation’s Top Rural Broadband Providers

Marquette-Adams Receives National Recognition
In September of 2017, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association presented Marquette-Adams Telephone Cooperative with a Smart Rural Community Award. As one of 13 rural telecom organizations nationwide to be recognized, Marquette-Adams is proud to accept this award on behalf of all the communities we serve. Marquette-Adams was honored for deploying advanced technologies in areas where providing broadband via fiber infrastructure presented geographic or financial challenges.

“Marquette-Adams is a prime example of the power of a broadband connection and a steadfast commitment to growth and prosperity,” said NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield.

What Makes Your Community Smart?
State-of-the-art broadband service from Marquette-Adams has enabled your rural community to innovate in the areas of economic development and commerce, sustainable agriculture, enhanced healthcare, government services, tourism and education. Through the delivery of fiber-based high-speed Internet, Marquette-Adams has played an important role in developing your community into a vibrant place to live and do business on a level that exceeds the technological resources available in larger cities.

“We are pleased and excited to receive this award,” said CEO/GM Jerry Schneider who accepted the award on behalf of the Cooperative. “We have worked hard with our local leaders to ensure that our members have access to advanced communications and the many benefits those services enable. We look forward to building on our success for many years to come.”

View Our Winning Application

Representatives from Marquette-Adams pictured accepting award from NTCA. (From Left) Director Ken Huber, Director Richard Wirth, NTCA CEO Shirley Bloomfield, Marquette-Adams CEO/GM Jerry Schneider and Director Diane Elderkin.

Pictured outside left/right are Smart Rural Community Award Application co-authors Patrick Scully and Jenna Van De Voort alongside Nelson & Pade co-owners Rebecca Nelson and John Pade. Their business was among the local organizations that were highlighted in the award application.


Marquette-Adams Certified as Gig-Capable Provider
As a local communications co-op, it’s our business to stay at the forefront of technology. With broadband speed availability up to 1 Gigabit, Marquette-Adams can deliver speeds up to 100 times faster than what is currently available in many U.S households. Thanks to our 100% fiber-based broadband infrastructure, we have been recognized by NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association as a certified gig-capable provider.