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  • The CO in the Cloud – A Worldwide Demonstration

    The CO in the Cloud – A Worldwide Demonstration

    The above video interview with the current Vice President of Business Development and Marketing and soon-to-be CEO of the Broadband Forum, Craig Thomas, provides an overview of the 2023 CloudCO (Central Office) demonstration and its importance to service operators, vendors, and, ultimately, consumers. The CloudCO approach disaggregates and virtualizes network functions, allowing service providers to…

  • The SMART Park – A Place with a Purpose

    The SMART Park – A Place with a Purpose

    It is “a place with a purpose,” says Arell Chapman, Chief Strategy Officer of the Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC). In the above interview, Chapman is speaking about MEC’s 250 acres of developable land adjacent to the headquarters of this energy and communications company.1  The Southwest Michigan Advanced Research and Technology (SMART) Park is designed to…

  • States and Communities Key to Unlocking New Federal Broadband Funding

    States and Communities Key to Unlocking New Federal Broadband Funding

    The crucial role of collaboration between service providers and states in the distribution of federal broadband funding was a topic of discussion at the 2023 ACA Connects Summit. In the above interview, Greg Bathrick, AVP of Broadband Commercial Development, built on this theme stressing the need for broadband service providers (BSPs) to engage with local…

  • The Community Concierge for the Relocated Worker & More

    The Community Concierge for the Relocated Worker & More

    For attendees of trade shows like NTCA’s RTIME, Shelly Geerdes is known as the CEO of Pinnacle Marketing Group. For people moving to the Bemidji region, they might think of her first and foremost as a Community Connector. In the above interview, Geerdes explains that her volunteer role as a Community Connector is exactly what…

  • The Multi-Tasking High-Tech Farmer & Broadband CEO

    The Multi-Tasking High-Tech Farmer & Broadband CEO

    Behind the serene picture of rural America that is often painted with vast green pastures and slow-paced living, there is a technology infrastructure that powers the productivity of the American farmer. As someone from a farming family and as a leader in the broadband access field, Jill Kuehny lives at the intersection of these two…

  • The Intersection of People and Technology – #FiberConnect2023

    The Intersection of People and Technology – #FiberConnect2023

    A Background of Innovation Chattanooga is famous for having the first community-wide fiber optic network. Its industry leadership has continued throughout the years with increasing speeds of a gigabit and, now, symmetrical connections up to 25 gigabits. The city-owned EPB fiber optic utility is at the center of a technology ecosystem. A recent example of…