Categories
ViodiTV @ OPASTCO

A Look Back and Forward – Our Interviews with John Rose

Next week’s Rural Telecom Industry Meeting and Expo is significant, particularly if the expected NTCA/OPASTCO unification is approved by their respective members. Although unification points to an end of an era, another era will be ending with the retirement of John Rose, president of OPASTCO. Rose has done as much as anyone to unite the […]

Categories
ViodiTV ViodiTV @ OPASTCO

A New Venue For OPASTCO – 2011 Summer Conference

Ken Pyle takes a walk with Ron Laudner, OmniTel, to talk about OPASTCO's new venue for the 2011 Summer Conference, its focus on education and the importance of getting involved.  As Chairman of OPASTCO, Laudner reflects the rapid change in the industry and this interview serves as a bit of a metaphor for that pace […]

Categories
Smart Home ViodiTV @ IP Possibilities ViodiTV @ OPASTCO

Being the Local Technology Leader

Ron Laudner of OmniTel and Chairman of OPASTCO discusses the challenges and opportunities of serving the networked home.  He emphasizes the importance of understanding the questions and the needs of the customers.  It starts with the simple things, like ease-of-use.  He emphasizes that the operator has to be recognized as the technology leader.  Education and […]

Categories
ViodiTV @ IP Possibilities ViodiTV @ NTCA

John Rose at IP Possibilities 2011

As a prelude to the general session panel he moderated at IP Possibilities 2011, John Rose of OPASTCO discusses what he believes makes for better broadband.

Categories
ViodiTV @ OPASTCO

Insight on the NBP

The National Broadband Plan was the topic of a panel led by Carol Wilson at TelcoTV 2010. Catherine Moyer, OPASTCO Chairperson, contributed insightful comments to that panel on the regulatory and financial impacts of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan. In case you missed her at last week’s event, watch this interview with Moyer from OPASTCO's […]

Categories
Regulatory ViodiTV @ OPASTCO

8 Points to Consider Regarding Rural Broadband

Douglas Meredith of JSI outlines eight concerns he has with the National Broadband Plan in this video interview filmed at the OPASTCO 2010 Conference. Citing FTTH Council figures, he suggests that the cost figures for getting to the “unserved” may not be as big investment as indicated in the plan. He recommends that the FCC […]

Categories
ViodiTV @ OPASTCO

Associations Working Together

One outcome of the FCC's National Broadband Plan has been the uniting of the national associations in Washington that represent independent telcos. In this brief interview with Derrick Owens, Director of Government Affairs for the Western Telecom Alliance, discusses the importance of having a unified front as far as representing the viewpoints of the carriers […]

Categories
FTTX ViodiTV ViodiTV @ OPASTCO

Fiber to the Island(s)

The FCC's announcement last week of the Office of Native Affairs and Policy points to the increasing importance of ensuring that broadband networks are available to native homelands. In this video interview from the OPASTCO 2010 Summer Convention, Al Pedersen discusses fiber network that Sandwich Isles Communications created to serve the Hawaiian Home Lands. In […]

Categories
Sponsors ViodiTV @ OPASTCO

Transitioning to an IP Association

The world of voice, video, data, and overall communications has changed to a world of applications over IP. OPASTCO is keeping with the times and representing their members by transitioning to an IP Association. Watch this video to learn more. Video made possible by OmniTel Communications, produced by ViodiTV, editing Roger Bindl, photos from NASA.org, […]

Categories
ViodiTV @ OPASTCO

Is 4 Mbs a Dead End Rural Road?

A 25:1 ratio is what John Rose, president of OPASTCO, points out is the difference between what the National Broadband Plan calls for between urban and rural areas. The objective for 2020 is to have at least 100 million homes at 100 Mb/s. Rose points out that the other 15 to 30 million rural homes […]

%d bloggers like this: