Expediting Broadband Deployment: Creating Incentives For Investor-owned Utilities

Heather Burnett Gold, CEO of HBG Strategies & Karen Jackson, President of Apogee Strategic Partners & Interim Executive Director at the New College Institute

February 16, 2021

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.


Ericsson Predicts Workplace of the Future

60% of White Collar Work Will Happen Outside the Office

February 11, 2021

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


RTIME ONLINE 2021 Broadband Together

Shirley Bloomfield, CEO, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association and Fred Johnson, CEO, FTC and Board Chairman, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association

February 10, 2021

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.


What You Should Know about Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

Network Function Virtualization

February 5, 2021

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

Brian Mefford, Vice President of Broadband Strategy, VETRO FiberMap

February 2, 2021

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

The average U.S. internet speed is 42.86 Mbps, according to a new report from, which maintains a database of information about service providers and internet plans.


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