Paul Bunyan Communications wins rural broadband award

Paul Bunyan Communications is a winner of the 2021 Smart Rural Community Showcase Award.

Paul Bunyan Communications is a member of the NTCA, which represents around 850 telecommunications companies in rural communities across the country.

The SRC awards are given to members that “best exemplify the program’s goal of driving growth in rural communities.”

“To be a Smart Rural Community provider means going above and beyond to provide the highest quality service to your neighbors,” said Shirley Bloomfield, NTCA CEO.

“And the Showcase Award Winners are those who best exemplify the ways a broadband provider can change lives and make their communities great places to live. I congratulate Paul Bunyan on their tremendous work and thank them for their commitment to serving rural America.”

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the three national 2021 NTCA Smart Rural Community Showcase award winners! We have an incredibly talented team and this award is a direct result of their hard work and dedication. Our cooperative is committed to providing the very best in Broadband services to our membership and we take great pride in having built one of the largest rural all-fiber optic networks in the United States” said Gary Johnson, Paul Bunyan Communications CEO/General Manager.


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