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Jumping at New Opportunities Thanks to a Fiber & WiFi Backbone

“What we did is a JumpStart Challenge. We gave people six weeks to figure out a new business and then we did a sponsorship and a little competition,” explains Allo Communications‘ Brad Moline. Moline, president & CEO of Allo, is describing the contest that solicited community input for how to utilize their gigabit fiber and […]

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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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Lessons from Italian Schools on How to Go Online in a Time of Shutdown

[Note: the above interview was captured using the 8×8.vc service and then broadcast live via a YouTube live stream.] COVID-19 is driving at least a temporary shift to online learning, as evidenced by the many college campuses across America that are closing their physical classes and moving to virtual ones instead. It’s not clear that […]

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Augmented Reality Internet of Things Telehealth Telework

Trade Show Without the Travel

Bad weather is the bane of many a trade show organizer. Although a trade show locale may have great climate, storms in a hub city can wreak havoc on attendance. This was the scenario when I first laid eyes on Suitable Technologies’ BeamPro mobile telepresence units a couple of years ago. Thousands of flights had been cancelled […]

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Telework ViodiTV @ ITS Fiber

Advantages and Challenges of Working from Home – Part 3

Low overhead, employee empowerment and more personal time for employees are some of the advantages of working from home. There are challenges as well. Dave Fridley talks about some of the benefits and challenges managing a virtual business that has “24 offices”. He discusses how they overcome those challenges.

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Telework ViodiTV @ ITS Fiber

The Logistics of Working from Home – Part 4

Dave Fridley discusses the logistics and the tools FARR Technologies uses to support their 24 offices. One of the challenges they found was that their uploading requirements provided a challenge for some of the 14 providers to connect their employees. He points to the importance of recognizing nuances of online communications and the importance of […]

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Telework ViodiTV @ ITS Fiber

Working from Home Summary – Part 5

“There are no real boundaries here,” says Dave Fridley in the above video in the final part of his presentation given at the Beyond Fiber and Into the Data Center event. He is commenting on the fact that independent broadband providers have the capacity with today’s IP services and networks to offer applications and services […]

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A Teacher Teaching Tech to Telecom

Telecom cooperative director, mother of young children, entrepreneur, technologist and educator are adjectives that could describe Carissa Swenson of TechTECS. It is this last adjective, educator, that is the common thread that binds her numerous activities. Prior to starting her own business, Swenson was a teacher with the state of North Dakota, which led to helping schools […]

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From Social Media to Shelbots

The @Viodi Twitter handle is supposed to be for industry-relevant items, but sometimes it is used for things that are seemingly a bit off-topic. Traveling home from MTA and inspired by Rosie Berg of Pinnacle, I figured that Twitter might be the easiest way to draw attention to what looked to be a potential log-jam […]

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Telework ViodiTV @ MTA

Local Operator Driving Global Telework Opportunities

Establishing a model for other operators is what Park Region Mutual Telephone Company is doing with the Minnesota Telecom Association with its telework program. Interviewed at last year’s 2011 MTA, Park Region’s General Manager, Dave Bickett, provides an update on their telework program, how they have worked with other local businesses and how they have had […]

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