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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

“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 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.

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.

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.

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!

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Demonstrating the Strength of the Smart Home

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

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.

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.

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?

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Just How Fast is 5G, Really?

How fast is 5G really, in today’s numbers? Thanks to market research firm Opensignal, we have some actual market data.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. .

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. […]

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 […]