Friday, September 19, 2008

NCTC Will Allow New Members

It seems the folks at the National Rural Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) have decided to lift their self-imposed moratorium on new membership starting in January. In a sense, they are between a rock and a hard place - trying to serve their cable members by keeping out telcos trying to get into the IPTV business, while at the same time needing to acknolodge that the video business is changing.

This move will likely turn off a number of their current members, but allow for growth (or at least stem declines). I wonder how this will play with telcos who are already members of other competitive cooperative organizations, such as The National Rurual Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC). Here is the article from Telephony.

No comments: