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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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Internet of Things Smart Grid ViodiTV @ Fiber Connect

Ears to the Ground via Fiber

If the ground could only talk, what would it have to say? Well, probably not much as it has dirt and rocks for brains. But, give it some ears and the ground could tell us things about the sidewalks, the weather, and the surrounding environment that we would otherwise never know. Fiber optic cable is […]

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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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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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Broadband Technology ViodiTV @ Fiber Connect Wireless

Parallel Paths Lead to Broadband Convergence

“We are looking at different trends that are in parallel that are coming to fruition at the same time,” states Ken Ko, Managing Director of the Broadband Forum. This is leading to a convergence between 5G and fiber networks. As Ko explains in the above interview, filmed at the Broadband Forum’s The Future of Fiber […]

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Regulatory ViodiTV @ Fiber Connect

An Untold Story of Connecting Communities

“It’s really been a success story, actually, an untold story of the pandemic about what our members have been able to do and accomplish to keep their customers and communities connected in one of our nation’s worst times,” says ACA Connects president and CEO, Matt Polka. Speaking at Fiber Connect 2021, Polka argues that lighter-touch […]

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Broadband FTTX Regulatory ViodiTV @ Fiber Connect

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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Broadband FTTX ViodiTV @ Fiber Connect

An Opportunity to Provide a Legacy for Generations…

“This is really bigger than any of us; where we have the opportunity to provide a legacy for generations to come by being able to connect every American with fiber,” says Gary Bolton, president & CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association. Speaking from the FBA’s booth at the soldout Fiber Connect 2021, Bolton was speaking […]

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