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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 […]

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 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

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.

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.

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!

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.

“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.

Building Broadband to Reunite Families on Navajo Nation

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

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!

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.

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.

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

“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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

The Benton Institute: Closing the Digital Divide

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 Jon Sallet from the Benton Institute for Broadband Society. HOW DID YOU END UP WORKING ON BROADBAND POLICY ISSUES? Jon Sallet: I’ve done telecom issues for a long time. […]