Broadband Economic Development

An Updated Perspective on Public-Private Broadband Partnerships

Public-private broadband partnerships can be a win-win for under and unserved communities and for incumbent providers wishing to extend their service beyond their existing footprint. This is one of the conclusions from the above interview with Dave Fridley of FARR Technologies. This conversation builds on his recent presentation at the MTA’s 2022 Convention and Conference, […]

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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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 […]


ISP in a Box, Fiber Transport, & Beyond

“We are now in twenty-two states besides Ohio, helping cable providers, electrical co-ops, municipals, other telephone companies, communications companies, and broadband providers,” says Luke Burkhart, CNI Sales & Account Manager. Lukehart describes the combination of the services CNI provides as ISP in a box. CNI customizes its offering for what its ISPs need, including 24/7/365 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Broadband Wireless

Liftoff’s Biggest Surprise

The Carmel Group’s Jimmy Schaeffler says he was surprised that the wireless broadband industry will get even larger in the next four years. Growth in the availability of spectrum, easier financing, and the realization of federal policymakers in the role of fixed wireless for solving last-mile broadband accessibility are factors in the expansion of the […]

Broadband White Spaces Wireless

Lifting the Veil on FW and HFW with The Carmel Group’s Jimmy Schaeffler

Fixed wireless is clearly one way to provide broadband and it has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Quantifying its impact and understanding the role of fiber in helping to create ubiquitous and reliable broadband is what a new report from The Carmel Group (scroll down to download the report) does. In the […]

Broadband ViodiTV

Fiber as a Condo Association & Other Creative Ways to Enable Broadband

Roughly 27% of the U.S. population lives in some sort of homeowner, condo association, or housing cooperative, according to research from the Foundation for Community Association Research. These associations are fundamentally about managing the ownership of shared property and associated assets. As seen in the above interview, Isfandiyar (Asfi) Shaheen believes a similar customer-ownership model […]

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