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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, […]

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Level the Playing Field

Ensuring a common set of regulatory rules, regardless of whether telecommunications provider is an ILEC or CLEC, is the aim of proposed legislation (HF1066/SF736) that recently passed from committee to the respective floors of the Minnesota House and Senate. In the above interview, Kristi Westbrock reflects on a recent article she wrote that explains that this legislation is not […]

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Regulatory ViodiTV @ MTA

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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ViodiTV @ MTA – 2016 Edition

The journey to Minneapolis and the Minnesota Telecom Alliance’s Annual Convention and Trade Show begins Sunday night; at least for this author. It is always fun and exciting to help document this event via video and some words. As in year’s past, attendees will be able to find coverage, as well as content from other […]

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ViodiTV at MTA on Channel 58 of the Hyatt

Attendees to the 2015 MTA who are staying at the Hyatt will have the chance to watch MTA conference highlights, as well as highlights from some of our travels. Use the comment form below to let us know what you would like to see. Register for the conference at  https://mnta.site-ym.com/events/unable_to_register.asp?id=440536

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Wholesale CLEC & MVNO without Infrastructure Additions

Expanding outside an ILEC’s traditional service area without having to pay for upfront infrastructure is what Fritz Hendricks and Chris Brown of Onvoy discuss in the above interview, filmed at the 2014 Minnesota Telecom Alliance Convention. Hendricks describes a service that allows: An operator to offer unified communications’ services, through their own softswitch, outside their service […]

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The Gigabit “Halo Effect”

“There is this thing called a halo effect,” said David Seda, Vice President of Marketing for Calix. Seda says that the customer perceive those operators who offer gigabit services as being cutting-edge. As such, gigabit service is lifting the perceived value of an operators’ other services. Seda also talks about the increasing importance of software […]

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Social Media, BYOD – Racing Faster Than Policy

“You really should have a policy that deals with all aspects of technology,” said Megan Anderson an attorney with Gray, Plant and Mooty. The challenge for employers is keeping workplace rules in step with rapid technology changes. In this interview, Anderson provides useful insight into some of the challenges that technologies, such as social media […]

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7 Tips for Sales Success

“We all need to be on top of our sales game,” said Kristi Westbrock, Director, HR, Sales & Marketing for CTC. Speaking at the 2013 MTA Annual Convention, she points out that it is important for everyone in a company to have an appreciation for selling. For CTC, part of this translates into their front […]

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Transformation from Paper to App – Part 1

An exhibit booth has to have something unique to catch the eye of this grizzled veteran of the trade show floor. To stand out among hundreds of competitors is always the challenge for the person responsible for a trade show booth. What really makes for a successful display is the integration of the conference theme into […]

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