Off to the NTCA Meeting in a few. NTCA is a non-profit association representing small and rural telephone cooperatives and commercial companies. Their meeting is in Tampa. Lots of other alphabet soup will be there including NRTC (National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative) and NISC.
"NISC provides advanced iVUE software, open-systems computer hardware and processing services for independent telephone companies nationwide. NISC provides systems integration and software products such as Accounting and Business Solutions, End User Billing, wireless billing, Carrier Access Billing system, E-Bill, Mapping and Engineering as well as Switch and CATV provisioning." [source GTA]