Register to Exhibit or Sponsor the 2015 Annual Convention
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet and network with more than 1,100 professionals from throughout the Upper Midwest. Plan to join us on March 23-25, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis.
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The MTA Annual Convention continues to be the largest state telecommunications association convention in the nation. It represents the interests of more than 80 small, medium and large telecommunications providers that provide advanced telecommunications services like voice, data, wireless video, and high-speed Internet access to Minnesota’s metropolitan and rural communities. In 2008, the MTA merged with the Minnesota Association of Rural Telecommunications (MART) making it even stronger and our convention an even more significant event. It is a "do-not-miss" opportunity to showcase your company, products and services.
The convention is a great way to get your message out to this group and the support of our exhibitors and sponsors is what makes this convention possible. Consider becoming a keystone of our pinnacle event! Multiple levels of conference sponsorship opportunities are available. This year’s convention will feature Vendor Demos on the exhibit floor and a “New Vendor” aisle. Download the Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus for full details.
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The Wireline Competition Bureau issued a Public Notice on December 5, 2014, announcing the 40 bidders that have been provisionally selected for funding for the Rural Broadband Experiments. Each identified bidder must now complete certain steps to be authorized to receive CAF support for its rural broadband experiment. Attachment A provides information on: the provisionally selected bidders, including the number of project bids; the states in which these proposed projects are located; the total amount of support requested for these projects; and the total number of census blocks covered by these projects. Attachment B provides instructions for these entities on how to complete FCC Form 5620 and upload their post-selection review attachments, which must be done by December 19, 2014. The Bureau denied ViaSat’s waiver of the Commission’s 100 millisecond latency standard for categories one and two, stating it was not convinced that ViaSat had demonstrated that special circumstances warrant a deviation of the rural broadband experiment rules.
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MTA Peer Group 2015 Investment Opportunities
MTA’s core purpose is to enhance the success and viability of its telecommunications industry members. You are an important part of helping us fulfill this mission. Here is your opportunity to maximize the impact of your event sponsorships for 2015.
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Waiting Until the Last Minute to Put Up the Christmas Tree and Hoping to Still Find a Good One in the Next Couple Weeks?
Throughout the United States, fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires that started with Christmas trees. These fires cause an average of 6 deaths, 22 injuries, and $18.3 million in direct property damage annually.
- Electrical problems were factors in one-third (32%) of home Christmas tree fires.
- Two of every five (39%) of Christmas tree fires started in the living room, family room, or den.
- The majority of all Christmas tree fires occurred after Christmas, when people are no longer thinking about the holiday.
Whether you have your tree up already or still looking, in order to have a safe holiday season here are a few tips when picking out or caring for a live tree:
Picking the Tree
- Pick a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off the tree when touched.
Placing the Tree
- Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 1”-2” from the base of the trunk.
- Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source (fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents, or lights) that may cause it to dry out faster.
- Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.
- Add water to the stand at least daily.
Lighting the Tree
- Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory.
- Use lights in the right location — some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use.
- Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulbs.
- Do not connect more than three strings together.
- Always turn off the tree lights when leaving home or going to bed.
These few reminders and careful decorating will help make your holidays more safe and enjoyable.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you in 2015!
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