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The Local Content Club

Engaging students and high schools in the creation of local content is a great idea. What happens after the shine wears off or a new semester starts and the kids and teachers are no longer interested in the drudgery of producing video? Santel Communications of South Dakota has come up with some clever ideas to […]

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Ideas for Rural Broadband Operator/Municipal Partnerships

John Schultz provides ideas for how broadband operators can partner with municipal and other government entities to bring broadband to rural areas.  He points out that, although 92% of Minnesota residences have broadband access based on FCC standards, only 53% have broadband, based on the state of Minnesota’s more stringent standards.  He suggests there is […]

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Telecom ’96 and Blowout Author Speaks

The United States is still, “A country of opportunity,” said former Senator Byron Dorgan, in his speech to the Minnesota Telecom Association in Minneapolis, today. He suggested that, as a country, we need to find ways to work together. He compared the efforts to bring broadband to rural America with the wagon train of the […]

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The Community Movie Theater

Everett Christensen talks about the importance of a movie theater in drawing together the people in this small midwestern town.  Christensen is the namesake for the local communications company and is a leader in his community, as evidenced by the way he revived this Madelia, Minnesota landmark.  This theater is one of the reasons that […]

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Learning Communities Within a High School

Designed around five small learning interests, Colleton County High School in Walterboro, South Carolina is a different kind of high school.  Cliff Warren, Colleton County High School’s principal, talks about the unique design of this campus, as well as its academic approach of preparing students for career and college.  With five schools within a school, it […]

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An App for That with Paul Bunyan Communications

A telco as an app developer?  Leo Anderson of Paul Bunyan Communications proves that is happening in this interviewed recorded at the 2011 MTA Annual Convention.  Appropriately enough, the theme of the show was, “There’s an App for that.”  Anderson talks about the motivation behind the iPhone app they developed, how it works with their […]

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