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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.

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, […]

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Building Broadband to Reunite Families on Navajo Nation

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

ETI Partners with Invoice Cloud

ATLANTA, GA – May 11, 2021: In the midst of record demand exacerbated by the pandemic, broadband service providers have been seeking ways to simplify processes, improve technology and enrich the customer experience.  ETI Software, a global leader in service lifecycle management software, and Invoice Cloud, an EngageSmart solution for online bill payment services, have […]

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mountain Connect 2020 – Focus on Broadband & Community Development

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Real-Time Device Monitoring & Management for WISPs

Today, increased dependence worldwide on the internet has placed a premium on real time proactive monitoring. ETI is introducing Unified Device Management, an innovative and award winning product that makes remote device management safer, quicker and more reliable.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. […]