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Transforming Fiber Network Deployment with GIS Solutions

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: This episode of the Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software and VETRO FiberMap. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Broadband Bunch. We […]

The New Era of Broadband Challenges and Opportunities

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: This episode of The Broadband Bunch is sponsored by ETI Software and VETRO FiberMap. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Broadband Bunch. My […]

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tracking the Momentum of Open Access Networks

 Open access networks are more popular outside of the US, but are now seeing some momentum.

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 […]