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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 […]

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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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ViodiTV ViodiTV @ WEC WiFi Wireless

Wireless Beyond Naming Rights

“We are recognizing that some type of wireless solution has to be part of our overall strategy,” explains ImOn Communications President & CEO Patrice Carroll. She goes on to say that fiber and wireless are complementary and in some extremely rural areas wireless is the only economically viable way to provide broadband service. Wireless, in […]

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Broadband Internet of Things Network Smart Grid ViodiTV @ NTCA

Fiber, 5G and Beyond

“They are actually going to be providing the access technology that enables a lot of this 5G network,” explains Teresa McGaughey, Sr. Director, Product Marketing for Calix. Speaking at the 2019 NTCA Business and Technology conference, McGaughey provides an overview of her talk on what she terms the alphabet soup of acronyms that encompass emerging […]

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ViodiTV ViodiTV @ The Independent Show

Continual Broadband Investment Is Necessary – #TIS17

“You have to keep reinvesting in your network to assure performance,” says Bryan Lynch, Senior Vice President of Cable for Schurz Communications. For Schurz Communications, this has meant four major upgrades to their network in its 50+-year existence with the latest iteration being fiber-to-the-home (FTTH). Lynch points out that the investment has been substantial. He […]

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Regulatory ViodiTV @ The Independent Show

Rural Pole Attachments Uncertainty Impacts Broadband Rollout #TIS17

“How do you bid on getting some of the CAF money not knowing how much it is going to cost you to get the network,” said Earle MacKenzie, the now-retired CEO of Shentel? Speaking at the 2017 Independent Show, MacKenzie was referring to the challenges of navigating multiple rules and, in some cases, cost-prohibitive pole […]

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FTTX ViodiTV @ Broadband Communities

Bootstrapping an All Fiber Network – Part 1

“You can’t conduct your life with dial-up; this [broadband] isn’t a luxury question,” said Dr. Tim Nulty of  ecFiber.net. In part one of this two-part interview, he explains how one community is bootstrapping the creation of an all fiber network in a very rural part of Vermont. His comments, made in April 2012, were prescient […]

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ViodiTV

Will Speedier Rivals Impact Cable Operators?

Are cable operators doomed by the limitations of the very same infrastructure that has given them the competitive edge in many urban markets? This question was posed in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal  article, Speedier Internet Rivals Push Past Cable. This article highlighted operators that have fiber networks that can deliver more bandwidth than traditional cable architectures. […]

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Reel ViodiTV @ Broadband Communities

Community at the Broadband Communities 2012

Community is the recurring theme from the many interviews filmed at the 2012 Broadband Communities Summit. It is clear from those who are leading  the way, that broadband is more than a high-speed connection. The above video provides highlights from a sample of the dozens of speakers at the 2012 Broadband Communities Summit. These speakers […]

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Stories from the Heartland

Fiber to the Gas Station

Selling pickaxes to miners is one way to cash in on a gold rush. In the modern-day gold rush that is the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota, existing businesses and new businesses are booming thanks to the oil drilling frenzy (some estimate 2,000 wells will be drilled this year). One of the big challenges […]

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