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Paul Bunyan Communications Wins Smart Rural Community Showcase Award

The Rural Broadband Association Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield today announced Paul Bunyan Communications as a winner of the 2021 Smart Rural CommunitySM (SRC) Showcase Award.
 
Paul Bunyan Communications is a member of NTCA, the premier association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies in rural communities across America. NTCA’s SRC program is a network of communities supported by providers who are committed to creating opportunities in their communities through high-quality broadband service. Showcase Awards are given to those SRC 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 Bloomfield. “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.
 
To learn more about the SRC program, click here. The 2021 Showcase Award Winners were announced at the 2022 Rural Telecom Industry Meeting and EXPO (RTIME)

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