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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

“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!

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.

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

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

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.

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!

NoaNet: A True Leader in the Open Access Network Model

This episode features NoaNet’s Chief Security Officer, Mike Henson, and Marketing and Communications Manager, Claire Ward talking about how NoaNet helped facilitate over 600 free wifi hotspots across the state during the COVID-19 pandemic and their launch of a next generation 911 project.

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!

Helping Members with Digital Transformations.

This episode of the Broadband Bunch features, George Glass, CTO of TM Forum talking about how TM Forum as an industry association, fosters collaboration for the greater good of the telecommunications industry 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.

Exciting Broadband News: Building a Software Stack from Scratch

This podcast by the Broadband Bunch features Hannes Gredler, CTO and Co-Founder and Richard Brandon, Vice President of Marketing at RtBrick, as they share with us the groundbreaking work RtBrick is doing in the telco space.

Fiber Broadband’s End? Southern California Wireless Network Trailblazer Discusses RDOF Win and Expansion into Neighboring States.

This episode of the Broadband Bunch, features Skyler Ditchfield CEO of GoeLinks. Skyler, along with ETI’s Product directors Craig and Brad chat about a wide variety of interesting topics including GeoLinks recent RDOF funding win, expanding their footprint into both Nevada and Arizona as well as working with area school districts to accelerate broadband deployment to students in rural communities seeking better connectivity options.

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.

“This is going to be the largest fiber investment year in history.”

In this episode of the Broadband Bunch, we speak with Gary Bolton, President, and CEO of The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA), talking about the Organization and how FBA is always leading The Charge For Fiber First, celebrating twenty years as an advocate organization, and how Twenty twenty-one is a big year for milestones in the fiber community and more!

Wireless Network Providers Working Together Enhance Rural Broadband

In this episode of the Broadband Bunch, features Brian Young, the president of IPpay a leading electronic payment processor in the telecom, utilities, and internet commerce space. Brian discusses the important work he is doing as a board member with WISPA and also take a deep dive into funding and where innovation is heading in the broadband industry.

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

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

“Open Access Networks are as Different as the Communities They Serve”

In this episode of the Broadband Bunch we speak with Brian Snider, Founder & CEO of Lit Communities and Open Access Networks. The need for broadband connectivity and divergent approaches to bridge the digital divide in rural areas has never been more front and center than it is today. Brian and Craig explore Open Access Networks and the different ways communities are using them to tackle the problem of connectivity.

Utopia Fiber: America’s Largest Open Access Network

In this episode, we speak with Roger Timmerman, CEO and Kim McKinley, CMO of Utopia Fiber, an Open Access Network model that promotes competition in all telecommunications services. There are currently 17 retail service providers on the UTOPIA network. UTOPIA’s 15 service areas, represent nearly a third of all communities in the United States that can enjoy 10 gigabit service via a publicly owned network – 100 times faster than the national average.

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.

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.

RTIME ONLINE 2021 Broadband Together

NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association represents nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. Each year, a highlight of the NTCA calendar is RTIME, the Rural Telecom Industry Meeting and Expo. Today we speak with Shirley Bloomfield, CEO and Fred Johnson, Board Chairman of NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association about this year’s virtual event and its packed agenda of keynote speakers, panels and sessions.

“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.

Broadband Strategies!

Our guest today is Doug Maglothin, the Chief Strategy Officer of Leverage Broadband Strategies who discusses a number of items including Electric Cooperatives in rural areas, their growth, and their development in regards to 5G.

2021 Broadband Access – Closing the Homework Gap

Our guest today is the Founder and CEO of EducationSuperHighway, Evan Marwell. After a quarter century spent as a serial entrepreneur in the telecom, software, and hedge fund industries, Evan founded the EducationSuperHighway which has embarked on an initiative, K-12 Bridge to Broadband, to help connect students to broadband for remote learning.

Hindsight is 2020: Broadband Bunch Highlights

The Broadband Bunch 2020 Year in Review features hosts Craig Corbin, Pete Pizzutillo and Brad Hine discussing notable interviews over this remarkable year.

5G Transformation in Scotland

The Scotland 5G Centre was established with a mission to enhance opportunities going forward with 5G. Our guest today is the CEO of The Scotland 5G Centre, Paul Coffey.

“You can’t have telehealth without broadband.”

A long-time and well-known veteran of the communications world who provides broadband and telehealth strategy consulting, helping communities improve economic development, healthcare delivery, education, and local government operations, today’s guest is industry analyst, presenter, author, and host of the Gigabit Nation radio show, Craig Settles.

AT&T – A Connectivity Company at its Core

Our podcast guest today has spent more than two decades in technology development, and has been part of the design and initial service launch of every major technology upgrade for AT&T going back to GSM Edge and LTE. It is a pleasure to welcome the Senior Vice President for Broadband Product Management and Strategy at AT&T, Cheryl Choy.

2020 Virtual Fiber Connect Preview

Our guest today has participated in Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) activities for the past 13 years in a number of capacities and has served as Conference Committee Chair since 2016. A 24 year veteran of the telecommunications industry and Executive Vice President with On Trac Inc. It is a pleasure to welcome Mr. Joseph (J.J.) Jones.

Transforming the Customer Experience for Telcos

Today’s podcast features Rick Lievano, who serves as the Worldwide Director of Industry Technology Strategy for the Microsoft telecommunications industry. RIck works to develop solutions and reference architectures to address the rapidly changing needs of telecommunications providers.

Everyone Needs the Internet, But Why Doesn’t Everyone Have it?

Our guest today is business and politics reporter for Vox, Emily Stewart. Emily writes about the intersection of business, politics, and the economy and recently tackled the topic of how broadband internet could be accessible and affordable for everyone.

Investors Look Towards Rural Broadband

Our podcast guest today is one of the premier voices in providing well-researched strategic analyses of the communications industry. Jeff Johnston serves as Lead Economist in Communications for CoBank, a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America.

One Antenna and a Dream

In this podcast, we travel 7 time zones to speak with the Founder and CEO of Cosmos Wireless, William Demetriou. William is located on the island of Cyprus and started his wireless journey with a simple, yet inspiring thought. “One tower and a dream.”

2020 CBRS Auction – Game Changer for WISPs

Our guest today is the founder and CEO of one of the winning bidders, Etheric Networks, based in the San Francisco Bay area. With a quarter century of experience in telecommunications, Alex Hagen has been a true technology pioneer.

2021 Broadband Infrastructure & Climate Change

In an age where our dependence on the internet has never been greater, one innovative company has taken the lead in addressing internet vulnerability. Climate Resilient Internet based in Boston earlier this year announced the world’s first internet service certified for the extremes of climate change.

Broadband Funding – Regulation & Policy Expertise

Carol Mattey, founder of Mattey Consulting, also served as deputy chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission from 2010 to 2017. As our podcast guest today, Carol brings a wealth of experience in communications public policy as a senior executive in the US government, as a consultant and as a lawyer.

Mountain Connect 2020 – Focus on Broadband & Community Development

Our guest on The Broadband Bunch is the Chief Executive Officer of Mountain Connect, Jeff Gavlinski.

UTC – Focus on Utilities & Broadband Technology

The Utilities Council has evolved into a dynamic organization representing electric, gas, and water utilities, along with natural gas pipelines, critical infrastructure companies, as well as other industry stakeholders. Our guest today on The Broadband Bunch podcast is Sheryl Riggs, who was named president and CEO of the Utilities Technology Council in June of this year.

On a Mission to Deliver Reliable Broadband in the Caribbean – Partnering with Microsoft

Over  the last  decade, VPNet, based in Puerto Rico, has grown into a dynamic provider of telecommunications, cyber security, cloud services, consulting in maintenance, as well as disaster recovery. Our guest on The Broadband Bunch is the Founder, President and CEO of VPNet, Felipe Hernandez.

Building & Scaling Shared Broadband Infrastructure

On this edition of The Broadband Bunch we talk with Jessica Collins, a Vertical Markets Manager at Crown Castle, responsible for leading the ongoing growth and development of fixed wireless, regional carriers, and broadcast market segments.

CBRS Spectrum: The Innovation Band

A podcast with Martin Jensen, a preeminent solutions architect with extensive experience in private LTE, Citizens Broadband Radio Service, (or CBRS), Edge Cloud, Virtualization and 5G. Martin discusses the recent CBRS spectrum transition affecting WISPs nationwide.

Accurate Broadband Data Collection & Mapping

On this edition of The Broadband Bunch, we welcome two members of the Merit Network team, Vice President of Community Engagement, Charlotte Bewersdorff, and Pierrette Renee Widmeyer, Director of Marketing and Communications.

BBC Summit 2020 – Fiber: Building a Gigabit World

On this edition of The Broadband Bunch, we talk the pivot to virtual events due to COVID-19. The Broadband Communities Summit, held next week, will be one of those events. Joining me today to talk about the BBC Summit 2020, the CEO of Broadband Communities, Barbara DeGarmo, along with Vice-President, Publisher and Conference Director for Broadband Communities, Nancy McCain.

Better Fiber Infrastructure Ignites Digital Transformation

Marc Dyman, Chief Revenue Officer for FiberLight joins The Broadband Bunch podcast to discuss fiber design, operation and deployment tactics and elements.

Open Access Networks Foster Competition and Benefit Subscribers

Among all the cities across the nation, which would be considered to have the most sophisticated fiber network? The Big Apple? LA? San Francisco? Would you believe Ammon, Idaho, population 16,500? We talk with Mayor Sean Colletti about how the open access model has benefitted his town.

High Speed Internet with Hometown Service

The Broadband Bunch talks with Jason Guzzo, the General Manager of Hudson Valley Wireless, a WISP in New York.

Removing Policy Barriers to Fiber Funding and Deployment

This podcast features Tom Cohen, a partner in the law firm of Kelley Drye, who has 40 years of experience in the communications and telecommunications industry sector. Cohen discusses the latest regulartory policies and the role the Fiber Broadband Association plays in Washington.

Location-based Maps for Rural High-Speed Broadband Deployment

On today’s podcast we talk with Deana Perry, Executive Director of the Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative and is tasked with providing unserved areas of the state minimum speeds of 25 megabits per second download and three megabits per second upload.

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.

ETI Software – Committed to Customer Support & Quality Assurance

Branch Manager of ETI Software Solutions’ Bulgarian division, Chavi Bonchev joins the podcast and explains how ETI, a telecom software vendor based in Norcross, Georgia gained a division based in Kardzhali, Bulgaria. 

Conexon – Helping Electric Co-ops Build Fiber Networks

Our guest today on the Broadband Bunch is Steve Collier, Vice President of Business Development at Conexon, an organization working with rural electric cooperatives, embarking on the next great endeavor of bringing fiber optic internet to rural America.

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.

Pioneer Broadband – Bringing Fiber Broadband to Rural Maine

This episode features Tim McAfee, CEO, and Founder, Pioneer Broadband discussing the challenges they face with broadband technology in a state like Maine, which is more densely populated by trees than people?

Next Century Cities (NCC) – Advocates for Universal Fast, Affordable & Reliable Broadband Access

A podcast with Francella Ochillo, executive director of Next Century Cities. Francella is a truly passionate digital rights advocate, committed to the vision of expanding broadband access for underserved and unserved communities everywhere.

Underline – Building Intelligent, Economical Community Fiber Broadband Networks

Kyle Glaeser, the Director of Emerging Networks at Underline discusses a novel approach to software-defined networks (SDN) and open access networks.

Biarri Networks – Accelerating Deployment of Fiber, Broadband and 5G Networks

A podcast with Biarri Networks CEO, Paul Sulisz, about connecting the US through broadband fiber networks and the role of mapping analytics.

Underline – Open Access Fiber Networks Build Vibrant Communities

Bob Thompson, Founder and CEO of Underline discusses the mission that brought him to solving the problem of rural broadband connectivity in the US. He digs into open access networks and help mentions a different way to think about it from the historical view or the European view. He also talks about the importance of sustainable broadband.

WISPER ISP – Delivering Broadband Services, Focused on Customer Experience

The Broadband Bunch podcast interviews Nathan Stooke, CEO, who speaks about WISPER ISP’s mission and passion to provide connectivity through broadband.

Deploying Municipal Fiber Broadband Networks Economically

Brian Snider, CEO of Lit Communities talks about the mission and the origin of Lit Communities on this podcast. He discusses working with municipalities to think differently about network approaches, the value of broadband and funding for broadband initiatives.

GIS and Mapping Data Analytics for Fiber Broadband Networks

Will Mitchell, CEO and co-founder of VETRO FiberMap explains why telecommunication is now moving towards map-based information. He helps us understand how network operators can benefit from intelligent maps.

NTCA’s Ongoing Mission in Support of Rural Broadband

This episode discusses NTCA’s role in both supporting rural broadband service providers, helping policymakers at the state and federal levels understand the impact and the importance of high quality broadband across the nation.

Importance of ACS & TR-069 Device Management During COVID-19

The importance of remote device management, especially in this time of COVID-19, is discussed and features Greg Aston, Product Director for ACS and Device Management Solutions for ETI Software.

Wisper ISP – Partnering with Microsoft Airband to Expand Broadband Services

Nathan Stooke founded Wisper, a fixed wireless service provider (WISP) which has grown under his 20 year guidance to provide service to portions of four different states. In this podcast he discusses the digital divide, broadband funding and broadband partner Microsoft Airband.

Accurate Broadband Mapping Vital to Address the Digital Divide

A podcast discussing the digital divide with Professor Sascha Meinrath, of Penn State, co-founder of Measurement Lab (M-Lab), a global online platform for researchers to deploy internet measurement tools regarding broadband connectivity.

Alyrica – Customer Focused Broadband WISP

On this edition of The Broadband Bunch, we visit with Jason Richards, Vice President of Sales with Alyrica Networks in Oregon, a wireless broadband provider built on the strength of family and friends.

5G and Smart Cities – What’s Real Today with Conexcity

Chris Smedley, the General Manager of Conexcity, a wireless integration, small cell service company discusses issues around dense networks in the New York City metro area. He helps listeners also understand some of the hype and the reality around 5G infratstructure.

Utopia Fiber’s Open Access Fiber Broadband Network

This podcast features Kim McKinley, Chief Marketing Officer of Utopia Fiber. Kim provides a background on Utopia, one of the earliest open access networks in North America. We spend some time digging into the impact of the COVID crisis on their network. We spend time also talking about how municipalities and network operators can be thinking about this as an opportunity to build future-ready networks.

The Impact of Broadband Access on Student School Performance

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

Ting Charlottesville – Fiber Broadband Built on Community and Customer Service

This podcast features Ting Charlottesville and the interesting programs they are working on with the community, for example, bridging the digital gap, e-sports, inclusion, low-income housing, as well as the special programs that they have kicked off around the COVID crisis.

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

WISP Grizzly Broadband – Fast, Reliable, Unlimited Rural Broadband

Grizzly Broadband Co-founder and CEO Jason Pond joins the podcast to describe his two-decade long journey in the wireless internet service provider industry. We explore some of the challenges he faced along the way, including permitting and FCC policy changes. .

AeroNet’s journey from WISP Integrating Fiber Broadband to Converged or Hybrid ISP

A podcast with Aeronet, the leading broadband service provider in Puerto Rico, discussing spectrum bandwidth and interference challenges as well as their role in the Hurricane Maria recovery.

How States are Expanding Broadband Access; Report from Pew Charitable Trusts

Our podcast on The Pew Charitable Trusts Broadband Research Initiative. They have recently released a report on how states are expanding broadband access..

ETI Wins Award at 2020 Esri Partner Conference

A blog featuring ETI Software’s partnership with Esri, the global leader in GIS technology, and the mission to bring GIS to telecom.

Rural Telcos Speak From the RTIME Expo Floor

Podcasts from the floor of the NTCA Rural Broadband Association’s RTIME 2020, featuring leadres from the Alaska Telecom Association and Farmers Telephone Cooperative.

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 Trends Driving Carrier Innovation

In this episode of The Broadband Bunch we speak with Guy Bevente, an industry veteran with 27 years of working at AT&T as well as in consultative services in the telecommunications and broadband industry. We dig into the telecommunication trends that are driving carriers today, ranging from the omni-channel experience to digital transformation and personalization. […]

Network Densification with ZenFi Networks

In this episode of the Broadband Bunch, we speak with ZenFi Networks, President and COO, Enzo Clemente about network densification.  Enzo shares his experience with designing and deploying broadband networks in large metropolis, he outlines some of the challenges with 5G permitting and provides advice to municipal leaders to be more fiber friendly. Enzo Clemente: […]

Broadband Communities Magazine: The Editors Speak

In this episode of the Broadband Bunch, recorded in Washington D.C. at the Broadband Communities event focused on High-Speed Broadband: Driving America’s Growth, we speak with Steve Ross, the Founding Editor and now Editor-at-Large a Broadband Communities Magazine and Masha Zager, Editor-in-Chief of Broadband Communities Magazine. WHAT IS YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON THIS CONFERENCE REGARDING DRIVING […]

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 […]

Merit Network’s Effort to #fixthedamninternet

In this episode of The Broadband Bunch, we speak with Merit Network’s Bob Stovall, Charlotte Bewersdorff, and Pierrette Renée Dagg about the Michigan Moonshot, Merit Network, broadband networking know-how and more. About Merit Network’s Mission to #fixthedamninternet Bob Stovall:    Merit Network was established in 1966 by three of the large research universities in Michigan: […]

South Africa Broadband Update

In this episode of The Broadband Bunch, we are in South Africa at the FTTX Council Africa Conference.  We have the opportunity to hear from Juanita Clark, CEO of FTTX Council Africa, Siphiwe Shandu from Dark Fiber Africa and Graham Crooks, Manholes from Africa. Manhole from Africa role in broadband in Africa Graham Crooks:  Our […]

Podcast: Live from KTA and TBA

In this episode of The Broadband Bunch, we are live from the 25th Annual Joint Conference of the Kentucky Telecom Association and Tennessee Broadband Association. We had the pleasure of speaking with the following industry leaders: Shawn Arner, Deputy Assistant Administrator with the USDA Hilda Legg, the state director for Rural Development and Kentucky, with […]

Podcast Live From BBWF

In this episode recorded at the Broadband World Forum, we speak with Andrew van der Haar Haar, Fiber Carrier Association, Donovan Artz and Greg Aston from ETI.  We talk about the trends in Open Access Networks as well as standards adoption, trends in device management and IoT.

PODCAST: The Tipping Point of Muni Broadband

Heather Gold discusses the obstacles, success stories and first steps involved with muni broadband deployments.

In this episode of the Broadband Bunch we speak with Heather Gold of HBG Strategies. Heather has had a long-standing career helping communities and private providers deployed, design, and run fiber optics and broadband programs. 

Is Your Town Fiber-Friendly?

In this episode of The Broadband Bunch, we speak with Michael Morey, President and CEO, Bluebird Network, about how communities can accelerate the delivery of and create more sustainable broadband programs.  

Revving the Broadband Engine

Craig Settles from CJ Speaks has recently authored, Revving the Community Broadband Economic Engine, a study on economic development and broadband in the United States.  A transcript of his interview with the Broadband Bunch is below.

Voices of Ignite The Independent Show

The 2019 Ignite The Independent Show wrapped up a month ago, and The Broadband Bunch was able to compile a number of interviews from a wide variety of attendees

Broadband Bunch at Mtn Connect, Part 2

 Mountain Connect 2019, the broadband solutions conference for the West, is a great opportunity to meet some of the leaders in Municipal Broadband. Click to listen to our live podcast from the expo floor!
 

Broadband Bunch Live at Mountain Connect

 Mountain Connect 2019, the broadband solutions conference for the West, is a great opportunity to meet some of the leaders in Municipal Broadband. Click to listen to our live podcast from the expo floor!
 

The Broadband Bunch: Episode 3 at Fiber Connect

 Fiber Connect 2019, sponsored by the Fiber Broadband Association, is a great opportunity to meet some of the leaders in Municipal Broadband. Click to listen to our live podcast from the expo floor!
 

The Broadband Bunch: Episode 2 at Fiber Connect

 Fiber Connect 2019, sponsored by the Fiber Broadband Association, is a great opportunity to meet some of the leaders in Municipal Broadband. Click to listen to our live podcast from the expo floor!
 

The Broadband Bunch at Fiber Connect 2019

 Fiber Connect 2019, sponsored by the Fiber Broadband Association, is a great opportunity to meet some of the leaders in Municipal Broadband. Click to listen to our live podcast from the expo floor!