​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Since NRTC published its first REC broadband benchmarking report in 2020, the number of electric cooperatives stepping up to bridge the broadband divide has continued to grow. Now, more than 200 of our electric members have either deployed or are deploying broadband to help meet a critical need for their communities, while leveraging these technologies for a smarter grid.

For the Rural Electric Broadband Benchmarking Report Refresh (PDF)​​, NRTC and NRECA collaborated to expand the scope of this data, now including 88 members , and the topics covered. The report catalogs our members' results to help cooperatives as they evaluate their broadband position and plan their technology future. Also, due to the larger sample size, correlations in the data allow us to draw insights and highlight key technology and business trends.​