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Uplifting innovation and problem solving at community level

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe Coldebella: Hello. And welcome to another episode of The Broadband Bunch. I’m Joe Coldebella, and we are at the SCTE Cable-Tech Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joining […]

Using broadband to Manage and Repair Tractors In-Field

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe Coldebella: Hello, and welcome to another episode of The Broadband Bunch. I’m Joe Coldebella. Recently we were at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While […]

High-speed internet and telephone service for West Texas

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe Coldebella: Hello, and welcome to another episode of The Broadband Bunch. I’m Joe Coldebella, your host for this episode. Joining me is Patrick Sherrill, the general […]

Creating a favorable business environment for telecos

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Jeff: Hello, and welcome to another episode of The Broadband Bunch. I’m your host today, Jeff Boozer. Today, we’re speaking with Brett Kilbourne, the Utility Technology Council’s […]

Calix ConneXions 2022 event review and more

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Pete Pizzutillo: Hello and welcome to another episode of the Broadband Bunch. My name is Pete Pizzutillo and I have the pleasure of speaking with Michael Weening. […]

Financial Transformation in Broadband

Peter Pizzutillo Thank you for joining us today. I like to welcome this special guest, Brandon Ogilvie. He’s the CFO of all points broadband. Brendan, thanks for joining our conversation today about financial transformation. Brandon Ogilvie Thank you. Happy to be here. Peter Pizzutillo We’re gonna dig in a little bit about what you and […]

Your Fiber Network is Complete. Now What?

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe Coldebella: Hello, and welcome to another episode of The Broadband Bunch. We are at Fiber Connect 2022, and I’m with Jeff Boozer and Guy Bevente, and […]

Broadband funding should enhance digital skills not just technology

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe Coldebella: Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Broadband Bunch. I’m Joe Coldebella and we are at the Broadband Access event, making the most of […]

Event Recap of Fiber Connect 2022

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe Coldebella: Hello and welcome to another episode of The Broadband Bunch. I’m Joe Coldebella. We are at Fiber Connect 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. This event is […]

Women in Fiber – Fiber Broadband Association

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe Coldebella: Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Broadband Bunch. I’m your host, Joe Coldebella. Joining me today are Holly Ruser and Alexa Edens. These […]

Smart cities with Terabit-Ready Networks

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe: Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Broadband Bunch. I’m Joe Coldebella and we are at Fiber Connect 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. This event, of […]

Making High-speed internet service affordable to all

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Pete Pizzutillo: Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Broadband Bunch. My name is Pete Pizzutillo and I am joined today by Kathryn de Wit of […]

Rural Broadband Association’s mission to close the digital divide

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe Coldebella: Hello. Welcome to another episode of the Broadband Bunch. I’m Joe Coldebella. We are at SRC Live. This event is hosted by the NTCA, the […]

Telehealth to enhance the healthcare in rural communities

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe Coldebella: Hello and welcome to another episode of The Broadband Bunch. I’m Joe Coldebella, and we are at SRC Live. This event is hosted by the […]

A resource helping communities kick starting economic growth.

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe: Hello. And welcome to another episode of the Broadband Bunch. I’m Joe Coldebella and we are at SRC Live. This event is hosted by the NTCA-The […]

Rural broadband to Connect Rural Schools and Communities

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe Coldebella: Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Broadband Bunch. I’m Joe Coldebella and we are at the SRC Live. This event is hosted by […]

High-speed internet in Puerto Rico, a conversation with V2A Consulting

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Brad Hine: Hello, everyone in broadband land, and welcome to another episode of The Broadband Bunch. I’m your host, Brad Hine, bringing you another story from the […]

Broadband Mapping is Creating a Foundation for Simplifying Complex Networks

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Pete: Welcome to another episode of The Broadband Bunch. We’re here live at The Broadband Community Summit 2022, in the Harrison Edwards Studio. I’m joined today by […]

Bringing Broadband Connectivity to Up-State New York

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe Coldebella: Hello, and welcome to another episode of The Broadband Bunch. We’re at Broadband Communities 2022, coming to you from the Harrison Edwards Summit Studio. I’m […]

How US Ignite Is Accelerating the Smart City Movement

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe Coldebella: Hello and welcome to another episode of the Broadband Bunch. We are at Broadband Communities, 2022. Coming to you from the Harrison Edwards summit studio. […]

Smart City Chattanooga’s story and creating an inclusive future for it

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe Coldebella: Hello and welcome to another episode of the Broadband Bunch. We’re at Broadband Communities, 2022, coming to you from the Harrison Edwards, summit studio. I’m […]

Digital divide, can it be narrowed down with the current BEAD program?

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe Coldebella: Hello and welcome to another episode of The Broadband Bunch. I’m Joe Coldebella. We are at Broadband Communities 2022, coming to you from the Harrison […]

A Fixed-Wireless franchise model for unserved and underserved

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software Brad Hine: Hello, everyone, in broadband land, and welcome to another episode of the Broadband Bunch. I’m your host, Brad Hine, bringing you another unique story from […]

How ETI Can Accelerate Calix Systems Deployment

Calix has partnered with ETI to help our joint customers turn up Calix equipment more rapidly using fewer people and, in less time, resulting in faster ROI, increased sales and higher customer satisfaction.  ETI’s Triad is a highly adaptable Operation Support System (OSS) platform that helps to reduce operating expense through automated fulfillment and service […]

Fiber Network That is Locally Built and Consumer-Friendly, FPUA’s Broadband Story

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Kaleigh Cox: Welcome to another episode of the Broadband Bunch. I’m your host today, Kaleigh Cox, and joining me, our Jason Mittler and Rachel Tennant of FPUA […]

Video Streaming Apps and Services, Bundled and Simplified

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe Coldebella: Hello and welcome to another episode of The Broadband Bunch. I’m Joe Coldebella. Joining me today is my colleague and co-host, Kaleigh Cox. Hey, Kaleigh. […]

Broadband Infrastructure: How SIP Is Driving The Future Of Broadband Technology?

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch.  The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Pete Pizzutillo: Hello, and welcome you to another episode of the Broadband Bunch. My name is Pete Pizzutillo and I am joined today by David Gilford. David, thanks […]

Broadband Connectivity: How Maine Is Working Hard To End The Digital Divide

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Joe Coldebella: Hello and welcome to another episode of The Broadband Bunch. I’m Joe Coldebella. Joining me today is the Director of the Connect Maine Authority, Peggy […]

Parks: DIY Security Systems Set to Pass Pro Installs

Half of security system sales during the past year were the do-it-yourself (DIY) type, according to Parks Associates

Airband: A Microsoft Initiative Aimed To Close The Digital Divide

The following transcript has been edited for length and readability. Listen to the entire discussion here on The Broadband Bunch. The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software. Pete Pizzutillo: Welcome to The Broadband Bunch. A podcast about broadband and how it impacts us all. Join us to learn about the state of the industry […]

Telehealth is on the Rise, Comprised 5.4 percent of All Medical Claims in January 2022

FAIR Health’s monthly telehealth regional tracker projects telehealth utilization grew for the third straight month in January

Broadband Workforce Development: Is Investing in Employee Training The Key?

Steve Harris of SCTE makes us understand how broadband workforce management and training can help handle the rapid broadband growth.

Broadband Software: Introducing the Periodic Table of Broadband Tools

In this episode, Joe and Pete chat about the Periodic Table of Broadband Tools. One of the primary goals of the Broadband Bunch is to be a source that educates.

Broadband Forum Releases Phase 2 5G Convergence Standards

The Broadband Forum completed 2phase of 5G work, aimed at providing a seamless converged experience between wireless and wired networks

Augmented and Virtual Reality Market Growth Driven by Commercial Demand

According to the latest report Worldwide shipments of AR/VR headsets nearly doubled in 2021, growing 92.1% over the previous year

Low latency High Speed Broadband With Better Broadband Infrastructure

This episode features Dennis Kyle, SVP of the Zayo Group talking about what lies ahead for the Zayo Group and the broadband industry

IoT on the Farm – Precision Agriculture: An Interview with Rob Tiffany

Rob Tiffany shares his views on the importance of IoT, data, and connectivity when it comes to agriculture in rural communities.

Broadband Forum’s New Connected Home Standard: OB-USP-Agent

This article is all about the Broadband Forum’s fifth version of the connected home standard the Open Broadband-USP-Agent

Future of Work Study: Hybrid Home/Office the Norm in 2024

A latest survey by AT&T and the Dubber Corp reveals that hybrid work from home and office will be the default arrangement in 2024

Broadband Deployment Trends in Workforce Management

Let’s take a look at some viable options carriers, service providers, municipalities, technology equipment providers and professional service organizations can leverage to resolve labor constraints and meet deployment demands successfully. Broadband service providers must ask themselves how they will meet the demands of each phase of a project’s lifecycle from needs assessment, business case, design, […]

CTA Pegs Unlicensed Spectrum Value at $95.8 Billion Annually

Unlicensed spectrum generates $95.8 B annually in incremental sales value, according to the Consumer Technology Association’s report

Speedtest Data Reveals Evolving Mobile and Fixed Broadband Capabilities

Speedtest global index based on data from the fourth quarter of 2021 reveals evolving mobile and fixed broadband capabilities.

Internet Satisfaction Report: 60% Very Satisfied with Their Service

The latest internet satisfaction report reveals sixty percent are satisfied and seven percent are not with their internet service

70% of U.S. Broadband Households Have Streaming Video Devices

New research from Parks Associations found 70% of U.S. broadband households now have streaming video devices connected to the Internet.

Study: 5G Technology in Cars Adds Value to Dealers, Manufacturers, and Consumers

A quick report on how the inclusion of 5G technology in cars pays off for manufacturers, consumers and dealers!

“We focus on narrowing the battlefield of cybersecurity”

This episode recorded live at the Mountain Connect 2021 features Kyle Glaeser of Underline discussing all things Broadband Security!

Forget Amenity, Broadband is Now a Necessity for Multi-Family Housing

A quick look into how broadband has become a necessity for multi-family housing!

Delivering High-Speed Broadband to Remote Communities in Rural Canada

This episode features Johann Reimer, talking about fiber deployments and providing high-speed broadband to rural Canada

Broadband Deployment – Connecting Rural Communities in The Keystone State

This podcast features David & Laura Gibbon talking about their goal to bring high-speed broadband to central PA.

Tribal Broadband: RedFi Broadband, Working Hard to Bring Connectivity to his South Carolina Tribe.

Mico Hadjo is working hard to bring connectivity to his independent, self-governing tribe in South Carolina.

Pandemic-Driven Broadband Surge Appears to Be Ending!

Looks like the broadband additions returned to pre-pandemic levels in the third quarter of 2021!

Broadband-Only Subscribers are on the Rise, Forecast to Hit 54M by 2025

The Rise of MVPD-Free Households, a broadband-only Subscriber forecast by TDG Research.

Wi-Fi 6 Not Just for Consumer Market, Enterprise Sees Momentum

The latest ABI Research report reveals the estimated growth rate for Wi-Fi 6 shipments in the near future.

Broadband Data & Mapping: Building a Better Foundation For the Future

A Discussion on broadband coverage and the importance of mapping to solve the digital divide and bring broadband to unserved and underserved

Consumer and Commercial Interest in VR is Rising

Spending on augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets, smart home devices and wearables is expected to reach $372.1 billion by the end of this calendar year.

Fiber Broadband is King in Speed Test

Data generated by HighSpeedInternet’s speed test tool has determined that Google Fiber – with an average download speed of 160.5 Mbps – is the fastest in the United States.

Broadband Industry Outlook – interview with Rick Talbot, ACG Research

A great discussion on how the industry is at a crossroads and how important it will be for the industry to get it right moving forward.

Remote and Rural Broadband in the United Kingdom

Tim Higgs on starting their customers with wireless and when possible, rapidly moving them over to a high-speed fiber connection.

Fiber Connect 2021: Interview with Luke Burkhard

Luke Burkhart, Account Manager at ComNet shares his experience attending the Fiber Connect event for the first time!

“We don’t all have the same vision. There are different ways to solve the problem.”

Nokia’s Mark Klimek talks about the innovations that Nokia is rolling out, about the digital divide in us and around the globe.

Fiber Connect 2021: Interview with Tom Counts, 3GIS

This podcast features the founder of 3GIS Tom Counts sharing with us the 3-GIS story from the Fiber Connect 2021.

Broadband Workforce Challenges and Opportunities

Camilla Formica, CRO of NCTI shared her views and explained the importance of training the next generation of telecommunications workers

78 Percent of Households Use SVOD

More than three quarters (78%) of U.S. households subscribe to one or more of the top three subscription video on demand (SVOD) services – Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu.

Changing with the Times. Adopting a Broadband Strategy that Best Serves Your Community

CEO, of Adams Telephone Co-Operative talking about his company, managing Hybrid Broadband Networks, GIS data, and more

“Even cows need a gigabit connection!” How ROCK Networks is ramping up connectivity in rural Canada?

President and CEO of ROCK Networks, Joe Hickey talking about how Rock Networks is ramping up connectivity in rural Canada.

Subscription Video Gaming on The Rise

Just over one third (36%) of US broadband households subscribe to or are in trials with a video gaming service, according to a new report from Parks Associates.

Broadband is Surging and 5G Fixed Wireless is a Rising Star

The worldwide residential broadband market grew 4.4% to 1.1 billion subscriptions last year compared to 2019, according to ABI Research. 5G Fixed Wireless growth is estimated at 71 percent.

CSPs Face the Need to Change

The speed of change has accelerated, and Communication Service Providers are challenged with the need to change to remain competitive. BSS needs to transform into something that is much more flexible, dynamic, and agile.

Broadband Community Event: Mountain Connect 2021

This episode features the director and chief architect behind Mountain Connect, Jeff Gavlinski, Talking about Mountain Connect 2021, an agnostic event that concentrates on bringing connectivity to the Western United States with an emphasis on helping underserved and unserved areas.

Critical Broadband Infrastructure Trends: Interview with TM Forum Analyst Ed Finegold

This episode, features TM Forum analyst, Ed Finegold about his research into broadband as critical infrastructure and more.

Electric Cooperative Broadband: Interview with GoSemo

In this episode with Sean Vanslyke, CEO, SEMO Electric Cooperative, we touch on a number of areas including Camp SEMO, a boots on the ground tutorial to help new employees and guests of the co-operative learn about the inner workings of the GoSEMO fiber operation.

Broadband Marketing that Helps Tier One and Tier Two providers take on the big guys

This episode decodes the three ways DxTEL is helping local community-based fiber providers compete against national providers.

Providing Tech Support to Rural Broadband ISPs

Scott Lauber, President, and CFO of ISPN Help Desk & Network Services explaining how they are Providing Tech Support to Rural Broadband ISPs.

5G for 12Gz Coalition Pushes FCC Spectrum Policy

This episode features RS Access Co-founder, V Noah Campbell, one of the driving forces behind the 5G for 12MHz initiative. With an incredibly diverse coalition of 29 stakeholders, the 5G for 12MHz coalition is spearheading an effort to unlock the power of the 12MHz band by advocating that the FCC unlock the 500MHz of existing terrestrial licenses in the 12 GHz band.

Rural Broadband Communities: Bridging the Digital Divide in Canada

This episode features Amedeo Bernardi, Founder of the CRRBC discussing the digital divide, broadband funding, and the problems as well as the solutions that have led to rural broadband becoming available in Canada.

Community Broadband Makes a Difference

Whether it’s delivering gig service or helping the less fortunate gain access to the internet, Ting and their philosophy seem to be working. In this episode, we chat with Ting’s Charlottesville city manager Kara Chandeysson as we discuss what they are doing to make a difference in their community.

Telco Accelerator: Pulling Back the Curtain

In this episode we take an in-depth look at Microsoft’s Telco Accelerator with Program Manager, Martin Wahl.

Building Broadband to Reunite Families on Navajo Nation

The Broadband Bunch podcast featuring John Badal, Founder, and CEO of Sacred Wind Communications.

Wireless Network Infrastructure Building at a Blistering Pace

Alex Schwartz, VP of Business Development with Tillman Infrastructure talks in-depth about Wireless Infrastructure.

Fixed Wireless Networks: Connecting the Unconnected

In this episode of the Broadband Bunch features, Nigel Hall, CEO of the Cambridge Broadband Networks Group talking about High-Speed Internet, 5G, Fixed Wireless vs Fiber-to-home and, more!

Fiber Deployment to be Future Ready

This episode features Robert Petruk, CEO, Gosfield talking about the wins and challenges of being a service provider in rural Canada!

Rural Broadband Connectivity: A Blended Approach

This episode features the CEO of Voneus, Steven Leighton talking about their transition from fixed wireless to fiber!

Broadband Advocate Shining a Spotlight on Important Broadband Issues

This episode features Drew Clark, CEO, Breakfast Media talking about broadband census for America, broadband mapping, infrastructure, and more!

Muni Broadband Brings Commitment to Rural Communities

This episode features Teles Fremin, of LUS Fiber talking about muni broadband and it’s commitment to community.

Visionary Broadband Delivering Broadband to Small Town America

Brian Worthen, CEO of Mammoth Networks explaining how they are bringing connectivity and smiles to the smallest of towns.

Secure Messaging and Financial Apps Gaining Popularity

People in some countries are spending more than five hours a day with apps, according to a new app usage report from App Annie.

Study Says Mobile Devices Are Cybersecurity Threat

Many businesses sent workers home to work remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that also left many of them vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, according to a new report from Verizon Business.

Satellite Brings High-Speed Internet to Rural Areas

This episode features Mark Wymer, Senior Vice President at HughesNet discussing the exciting things happening at HughesNet including the upcoming launch of Jupiter 3.

Study: Remote Work Likely to Continue Post COVID

A new remote work study from Ring Central finds that the hybrid work model that small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) adopted due to the pandemic is likely to continue.

UK Broadband Infrastructure Leader Talks Digital Transformation

James Rogan, Digital and Future Cities, Sector Lead at Bechtel discusses their infrastructure projects and partnership with the UK’s CityFibre

Is Wireless the Answer to the Digital Divide?

This episode features Ely Compean, who thinks that wireless should play a vital role, in fact, when done properly, Ely believes wireless is the obvious answer in most rural areas. Listen to the conversation as our hosts Craig, and Jeff with Ely takes a deep dive into this very interesting discussion.

Benefits of SDN and OpenDaylight

This episode features Robert Varga, one of the early and major contributors to the OpenDaylight Project taking about SDN, Kubernetes and more

Digital Transformation for Broadband Service Providers

Can all service providers, regardless of size, realize the promise of the digital transformational vision? Digital transformation is not a destination but a journey and it’s a journey that service providers must go through to stay successful.

Wi-Fi Alliance Enhances Wi-Fi Certified Optimized Connectivity

The Wi-Fi Alliance has added features to Wi-Fi Certified Optimized Connectivity, a certification program that helps ensure users’ ability to discover Wi-Fi networks and select access points.

FCC To Tackle Broadband Data and Maps

A new broadband data task force is being tasked with implementing improvements to the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband data and mapping tools, the FCC announced last week.

Fiber Broadband Infrastructure Construction with a Platform that Digitizes Workflows End-to-End

Our guest on today’s podcast is Bryan McIver, the CEO of Vitruvi which provides Infrastructure Construction Management Software. Bryan talks with us about how he got his start in “horizontal” construction and the challenges that led him to develop Vitruvi’s platform. He tells us how the platform brings fiber broadband infrastructure construction project teams, processes and real-time data together – for efficiency and control.

High Speed Fiber Broadband – “Let’s Wire Up the World”

Join us as we speak with Brian McCullagh, Director of Business Development with Vianet, a fiber broadband service provider in Ontario, Canada. Brian shares with us the challenges to closing the broadband gap in Canada. He also talks about expanding fiber broadband infrastructure around geographic limitations, the need for government funding and public-private partnerships.

Expediting Broadband Deployment: Creating Incentives For Investor-owned Utilities

We are talking today with Heather Burnett Gold and Karen Jackson about their research paper on Expediting Broadband Deployment: Creating Incentives for Investor-owned Utilities (IOUs). They also talk about their decades long experience in the fiber broadband industry and mission to help bring reliable, high-speed and affordable broadband access to all.

Fiber Broadband Infrastructure Company Working Hard To End the Digital Divide

The following podcast is a discussion with Kevin Morgan, the Chief Marketing Officer at Clearfield and a board member of the Fiber Broadband Association. We cover a variety of topics including infrastructure deployment, closing the digital divide, and Kevin’s duties as an officer at the Fiber Broadband Association.

Ericsson Predicts Workplace of the Future

Ericsson predicts that by 2030 almost 60% of white-collar work will happen outside the company premises.

What You Should Know about Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

What is NFV? ETI Software’s VP of Engineering, David Tidd, discusses the benefits of Network Function Virtualization and how ETI is working with providers to implement it.

Necessity of Fiber Broadband Not a Mystery

Today our guest is Brian Mefford, VP of Broadband Strategy at VETRO FiberMap, an intuitive, cloud-based GIS mapping platform for fiber broadband deployments. He talks with us about fiber broadband demand and funding as well as the need for accuracy when mapping out deployments that can bridge the digital divide.

Report: Average U.S. Internet Speed is 42.86 Mbps

A blog about the implications of the CBRS spectrum allocation and how WISPs can manage SAS info and SINR.

EPB: Fiber Broadband Pioneer

Today we are talking with Joey Greer from EPB in Chattanooga, TN. In 2010, EPB became the first fiber broadband service provider to launch internet access with Gigabit speeds and has continually innovated since then. Joey talks about EPB’s mission and commitment to both high speed, reliable fiber broadband access and excellent customer service.

“I’m tracking lasers on maps. How cool is that?”

Our guest on today’s podcast serves as a partner manager with Esri, and it is a pleasure to welcome Jason Hart to the Broadband Bunch.

Helping WISPs Grow and/or Sell

We are joined today by Michael Kellim, the founder of both Leverage Social and Wispbroker.com. He talks about Leverage Social and how it helps WISPs build successful marketing campaigns and grow subscribers. He also talks about Wispbroker.com that helps WISPs that want to sell and/or buy during these challenging times.

Wi-Fi 6E Certification Will Cause Device Surge

Wi-Fi 6E Certification from Wi-Fi Alliance will Drive Dramatic Uptick in Compatible Devices

Wi-Fi Roaming Survey Finds Support for WBA Standard

Seventy-nine percent of service providers, equipment manufacturers and enterprises have or plan to adopt the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s OpenRoaming Wi-Fi standard, according to a Wi-Fi roaming survey from WBA.

Software-Defined Networks, OpenDayLight & Legacy Networks

This week ETI is “geeking out” and featuring our very own David Tidd, VP of Engineering. He takes a look at SDN, OpenDayLight and its how it affects overall architecture.

New Broadband Forum Aims to Make Networks More Open to White Box Solutions

Release 4.0 of the Broadband Forum’s Open Broadband – Broadband Access Abstraction (OB-BAA) aims to enhance network flexibility.

Working From Home is Improving Focus, Study Says

A blog about the implications of the CBRS spectrum allocation and how WISPs can manage SAS info and SINR.

EMC Broadband Goes Beyond the Traditional Investment Analysis

The business case for broadband network investment by Electric Cooperatives is unique; here are the questions to ask.

A Closer Look at Spectrum Allocation for CBRS: Moving Forward

CBRS Spectrum Auction winners must now evaluate the best methods to move forward. While the new CBRS rules may seem daunting at first, they are just like any new project.  Initially, identify your existing network. 

USDA Community Connect Applications Due by Dec. 23

Applicants for U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utility Service Community Connect program have until Dec. 23, 2020 to apply for grants for the 2021 fiscal year. The

A Closer Look at Spectrum Allocation for CBRS

A blog about the implications of the CBRS spectrum allocation and how WISPs can manage SAS info and SINR.

New Broadband Forum UDP Speed Test Targets FTTP

The Broadband Forum is launching the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Speed Test, an open source project that it says will provide more accurate speed assessments tools

Putting Broadband into a Global Perspective

There will be more than 1.4 billion fixed broadband subscribers worldwide by the end of 2030, according to a new forecast from Point Topic.

A Potential COVID-19 Silver Lining

Could the COVID-19 telecommuting trend drive a migration to small towns? New research from Recon Analytics suggests the answer could be “yes.”

Demonstrating the Strength of the Smart Home

The latest news in the evolving smart home market is a partnership between Google and ADT.

Lack of Live Sports is Driving Cord Cutting

Nearly one in three U.S. TV households (32%) are cord cutters, according to the latest edition of Roku’s annual cord cutter study. Roku suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating changes that already were well underway.

DIY Smart Home Trend Helped by Pandemic

The ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt in the smart home device market. This explosion of devices in the home gives CSPs a unique opportunity to meet customer expectations and build a better customer experience.

WITA – Rural Broadband Advocates for Fiber to the Barn

Our podcast guest today is the Executive Director of the Washington Independent Telecommunications Association (WITA), Betty Buckley, who discusses Fiber-to-the-Barn, i.e. agricultural broadband needs.

NTIA Internet Usage Data

Nearly 80% of Americans were using the Internet by November of last year, according to new research from the National Telecommunications and Information Association (NTIA).

New Data Highlights Enterprise Wi-Fi 6 and 5G Opportunities

Advanced wireless technologies are gaining in strategic importance, according to a report by management consulting powerhouse Deloitte.

FCC’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge Now Adopted by 750 Operators

More than 750 carriers and broadband providers have pledged to the Federal Communications Commission that they will waive service and late fees along with keeping Wi-Fi hotspots open through the end of June

Medina County Fiber Network – Fiber Broadband Built for Economic Development

This episode features the CEO of Medina County Fiber Network in Medina, Ohio. David Corrado explains the history of Medina, the partnership with Lit Communities and the COVID crisis and the impact on his community and the future of broadband in municipalities and open networks.

How a Texas WISP is Delivering Reliable Broadband Connectivity

This podcast features Resound Networks, a WISP provider serving the Texas Pandhandle

Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) on COVID, digital ecosystems, and the future of work

In this episode, we speak with Alex Kelley the Center on Rural Innovation’s, Broadband and Future of Work Program Manager. Alex provide insight into how the COVID crisis is affecting CORI’s mission and their municipality partners. He helps us understand some of the best practices he’s seeing in the marketplace,

COVID-19 Pandemic Causes Network Traffic Spike

The COVID-19 virus has dramatically affected network traffic and use of VPNs as millions are working from home and home schooling.

Broadband Industry Reacts to COVID-19 Through FCC Pledge

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to issue the “Keep Americans Connected” Pledge, in an effort to ensure uninterrupted broadband access during this trying time. Over 185 providers will participate.

WISPA: Advocating for WISPs and Rural Broadband

In the latest episode of The Broadband Bunch,  we are joined today by Mr. Claude Aiken, the President, and CEO at WISPA, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association, headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Broadband Built By and For Rural Tribal Nations

In this podcast episode, we speak with Mariel Triggs, CEO of MuralNet. Nearly half of those living in rural communities in the US still lack broadband access. On tribal lands, the problem is more acute with nearly two-thirds lacking access to adequate Internet. MuralNet helps bridge this digital divide by providing infrastructure, consulting, financial, and educational […]

Open Access Broadband: Driving Transformation

Bridging the Digital Divide in Washington State Pete Pizzutillo: Hello and welcome to another episode of The Broadband Bunch. Today we have the opportunity to speak with Dave Spencer, the CEO of NoaNet. He’s joined by Claire Ward, marketing and communications manager. They tell us more about the origins of NoaNet in the early days […]

Fiber Broadband Association: Education, Research, Advocacy

FIBER BROADBAND ASSOCIATION: EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY In this episode of The Broadband Bunch, we speak with Fiber Broadband Association President, Lisa Youngers. Lisa shares how the Fiber Broadband Association engages with the FCC, state and federal policymakers as well as communities across the U.S. She introduces a new measure of broadband, The Broadband Experience […]