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Fiber Connect 2022 Insight from the Broadband Ambassadors’ Broadband Ambassador

“We consider our members as broadband ambassadors,” says Matt Polka, outgoing president and CEO of ACA Connects. Echoing comments he made earlier on a Fiber Connect 2022 panel with leaders of other trade associations, Polka emphasizes the importance of efforts by broadband service providers to help customers understand the value of and unlock the benefits […]

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FTTX Stories from the Heartland

A New Horizon of Midwestern Connectivity via FTTH

With announcements about fiber expansion happening every day, it was refreshing to catch up with a local service provider that has been on the leading edge of technology deployments for decades.  The above interview with Jim Capuano, CEO for Horizon, and Misty Tuttle, General Manager of Business Operations for Horizon, echo the words of retired […]

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Fiber: Enabling A Distributed Health Care Model

“Why is it incumbent on families and patients to travel all the way to see us when we can have a more distributed health care model,” asks Yaa Aboagyewa Kumah-Crystal, MD, MPH, MS? This Assistant Professor Department of Biomedical Informatics and Assistant Professor Department of Pediatric Endocrinology at Vanderbilt summarizes the inspiring closing keynote she […]

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Broadband FTTX ViodiTV @ Fiber Connect

Fiber Deployment Hitting on All Cylinders

Michael C. Render is sort of the godfather of fiber deployment predictions. His consulting group, RVA, LLC, has been tracking fiber deployment trends since the early days of fiber to the home. In the above interview, he summarizes some of the findings from his latest report. He emphasizes that, even before the 2021 infrastructure bill, […]

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Our Purpose – To Connect Communities

“That’s our purpose; to connect communities,” says Brad Moline president and CEO of Nebraska-based Broadband Service Provider, Allo Communications.  Speaking at Calix’s ConneXions 2021, Moline explains how Allo’s fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network is foundational for creating gigabit societies in the communities they serve. As background, Allo has grown from serving a single town in rural western […]

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FTTX Mid-Mile Stories from the Heartland ViodiTV @ Fiber Connect

Rural America Needs Fiber On-ramps and Fiber Off-ramps

“Think about on and off-ramps” is Joseph Franell’s advice to those building fiber networks that traverse rural areas. Franell, president of Blue Mountain Networks, a provider of high-speed Internet to residential and business to 29 communities in Oregon and Washington, is well-versed in overcoming the challenges of rural broadband presented by low-density, rugged geographic, and […]

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FTTX ViodiTV @ Fiber Connect

A Culture of Passion and Humility as the Foundation for Broadband

“Culture is one of the key investments you can make in a company,” says Rick Petersen. Speaking at Fiber Connect 2021, Petersen, president/CEO of Peak Internet, emphasizes that investments in technology, such as Fiber to the Home networks, will be worthless without the right kind of culture. Intentional in its efforts to create a culture […]

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MOTOR Sums Up Their Culture

“Our culture makes a difference,” is emblazoned on the Peak Internet Culture Coin. Speaking at the Fiber Broadband Association’s Fiber Connect 2021, Peak Internet’s president/CEO Rick Petersen explains that this coin is a constant reminder for Peak Internet staff and others about the tenets of their culture, which are encapsulated in the acronym, MOTOR: Make […]

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FTTX ViodiTV @ Fiber Connect

From 0 to 22k Subscribers in 2 Years

Kayla Wade details how OEC Fiber’s success in going from zero to 22,000 subscribers is directly related to following the Golden Rule.* That is, first and foremost, OEC Fiber staff treats its customers the way they would want to be treated. This means their focus is on transparency, accountability, and accessibility. From a relationship perspective, […]

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Local Makes the Difference

“Regardless of your corporate structure, whether you are cooperative, you’re a family held your locally held, the fact that you are local is really what makes the difference,” says Shirley Bloomfield, NTCA CEO. Speaking at Fiber Connect 2021, it is encouraging to Bloomfield that the White House is talking about the importance of local entities […]

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