Broadband Solutions

Our Broadband Solutions initiative helps members lower broadband access costs, improve capacity, redundancy and quality along with other key elements associated with broadband services. We also develop strategic partnerships with value-added service providers to give our members access to best-in-class consumer products such as premium Wi-Fi.

Operators, carriers and service providers benefit from scale economics with NCTC’s large member base.

IP Transit

Our members-only agreements with selected carrier partners provide significant savings on IP transit costs for operators of any size and location.

NCTC Partner Suppliers

Cogent is a multinational Tier 1 Internet Service Provider consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world. Cogent's primary service offering consists of Internet access and data transport, offered over their award-winning fiber optic, IP data-only network, along with colocation in any of their 53 Internet data centers.

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Zayo owns and operates a 133k mile network in North America and Europe. This all-fiber backbone – 13 million miles of it – includes connectivity to thousands of data centers, enterprise locations, carrier exchange points, wireless towers, media centers, entertainment venues, financial exchanges and cloud providers.

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NCTC has completed our first national transport service agreement with Zayo. The transport deal provides members with significant savings on transport services and also gives more flexible pricing on the IP transit offering. To view the Zayo agreement and summary, log in to, then from the Member Central page, click "Agreements" then search on "Zayo." 

Members who wish to get a quote from Zayo for a transport connection will need to opt in to NCTC's agreement via our PPS tool. From the Member Central page, click "Tools" then click PPS. 

Premium Wi-Fi

NCTC creates partnerships with best-in-class providers to enable our members to offer a competitive premium Wi-Fi experience to their subscribers.

NCTC Partner Supplier

Plume enables ISPs to provide their customers with unparalleled Wi-Fi performance, personalization and security through a bundle of high-value smart home services. Plume’s intelligent support tools deliver unprecedented network insight and management capabilities to massively reduce OPEX, boost NPS, and cut churn.

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NCTC Broadband Focus

 Broadband is now the primary business driver for many of our members, so with that came the focus for the NCTC to provide its members with key programs designed to help members lower costs and improve capacity.

 We're setting the stage for the broadband-related services NCTC will look to provide in the near future.

Consumers’ Insatiable Appetites Driving Bandwidth Demands

Streaming Video
Double the current VoD traffic by 2022

Cord Cutting
72% higher internet traffic generated by cord-cutting households.

Smart Homes
13.4 devices per person by 2022.

Internet of Things
22 billion global IoT connections by 2025.

Our Roadmap

Broadband Transport - NCTC understands that broadband transport is a key component in overall cost of any member's broadband solution. Following the Access Program launch, NCTC will start to drive transport initiatives with members and carriers.

  • National RFP: NCTC will issue an RFP to the national and regional providers of transport, that many of our members already utilize. This effort will be driven in part by our looking at the survey data that we have requested above. As we collect this data, we will be able to better target the top priorities that we should go work with.
  • Member-supported transport: Data collected in the survey will be the start of our pulling members and their networks together, with the intent of helping our membership to provide transport services to each other.

Broadband peering and caching solutions  - Key components of the program that will be launched following the Access Program include NCTC-led efforts for enhanced peering and caching solutions.