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The Power and Force of Today – 2017 MTA Annual Convention

If last night’s kick-off reception is an indication, this year’s Minnesota Telecom Alliance’s Annual Convention and Conference is off to a great start. In the above interview, MTA’s president and CEO, Brent Christensen provides a preview of the event that is taking place today and tomorrow. He hints at some of the changes on the exhibit […]

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2016 MTA Convention & Tradeshow Overview

Minnesota Telecom Alliance president/CEO, Brent Christiansen, provides an overview of what to expect at the 2016 MTA Annual Convention and Tradeshow. Overlaid on to his comments are video clips that provide a flavor of this annual event that draws people from communications providers from the Upper Midwest. Stay tuned for more exclusive ViodiTV coverage of the 2016 […]

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Updating Regulations & Laws to Facilitate Broadband Deployment

Updating regulations and laws are important steps governments can take to facilitate broadband rollout. At the 2015 Annual Meeting, and in the above interview, MTA President and CEO, Brent Christensen outlined three bills in the Minnesota legislature that the MTA is championing that would further these goals. Updating rules for costs of remediation for crossing railroad […]

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Is It Time to Virtualize Washington D.C.? Telework Might Be the Answer.

With all the acrimony in Washington D.C., there must be a better way to move things forward, particularly with the economy. The above interview with Cliff Albertson of Badger Communications is reminiscent of that political phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid.” He explains that the MTA and its the economic development committee is helping to raise awareness […]

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

“One of the things the FCC Transformation Order has failed to address is the value piece of telephone service; one size fits all is not the way it is,” said MTA president and CEO Brent Christensen. In this interview, Christensen reflects on the interactive video conference with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn that he co-moderated with […]

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FCC’s Order – Delay and Uncertainty Abound

The industry has been, “shaken upside down”, because of the FCC’s order on USF and Intercarrier Compensation, so says Brent Christensen, president of MTA.  He explains that his organization and members are still trying to determine the impact of this order and how much it will cost end consumers. The FCC order is causing uncertainty, […]

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What Do a Telephone Tech and a Deputy Sheriff Have in Common?

Brent Christensen, Vice President of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance, brings a fresh perspective to telecommunications. Although born of a telecom family, he followed his father’s footsteps in that his first career was outside of telecom. Starting at the birth of the 1996 deregulation, Brent started as a technician and progressed to the role of general […]

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