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QUADRO Receives International Recognition with Smart Rural Community Award.
Philadelphia, Pa. (September 25, 2017) – Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc. is one of 13 rural communications firms in North America to be honored with the title Smart Rural Community by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, which cited Quadro’s advanced communications services and collaboration with local leaders in the communities it serves as some of the keys to its success.
At a gathering of more than 1,000 leaders of rural telecommunications providers hosted by NTCA, Quadro was honored with an award for deploying advanced technologies and leveraging those technologies to enable innovation in the areas of economic development and commerce, education, enhanced health care, government services, security and energy use. Quadro’s efforts were judged against those of dozens of other communities nationwide by a panel of experts from the fields of telecommunications, software and technology services, education, health care and economic development.
In addition to Quadro, located in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, 12 other providers and their communities in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Texas also were recognized. 
“Quadro is prime example of the power of a broadband connection and a steadfast commitment to growth and prosperity,” said NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield. “Not only are the people of Quadro charting their own path to a more prosperous future, they are also creating a road map for many more communities across the country to follow suit. I commend the people of Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc. for these extraordinary efforts.” 
The NTCA Smart Rural Community initiative recognizes and celebrates the efforts of rural telecommunications providers and their communities to deliver technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. The goal of the initiative is to foster the development of Smart Rural Communities throughout rural North America by recognizing trailblazers and providing resources to assist broadband providers and connected industries.
“We are pleased and excited to accept this award,” said John Deheer, General Manager who received the award on behalf of Quadro. “We have worked hard with our local leaders to ensure that our citizens 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.”

Photo (Left to Right) Quadro General Manager John DeHeer, Shirley Bloomfield, CEO NTCA- The Rural Broadband Association
and Dennis Manarey, Vice Chair – Board of Directors. Photo Credit:NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association 

John DeHeer with the Mayor Bob Wilhelm and Township of Perth South Councillors. John DeHeer with the Mayor of Lucan Biddulph, Cathy Burghardt-Jesson.

About NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town North America. NTCA advocates on behalf of its members in the legislative and regulatory arenas, and it provides training and development; publications and industry events; and an array of employee benefit programs. In an era of exploding technology, deregulation and marketplace competition, NTCA’s members are leading the IP evolution for rural consumers, delivering technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of their efforts, rural North America is fertile ground for innovation in economic development and commerce, education, health care, government services, security and smart energy use. Visit us at www.ntca.org.
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