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Latest Episodes

Ponca City Looks Forward with Fiber – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 391

People with an interest in municipal networks usually know about Ponca City, Oklahoma’s free municipal fixed wireless network because it’s been around for years. In the summer of 2019, however, community leaders decided it wastime to start offering Fiber-to-the-Home(FTTH) and createdPonca City Broadband. Dave Williams, Director of Technology Service from Ponca City, comes on the … Continue reading "Ponca City Looks Forward with Fiber – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 391"

26 MIN2 d ago
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Ponca City Looks Forward with Fiber – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 391

Collaboration Across the State Line, Idaho Falls and UTOPIA Fiber – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 390

Idaho Falls has had publicly owned fiber within the community for years, but until recently, limited its use to dark fiber leases and public power purposes. Now, the community is working with UTOPIA Fiber toexpand the networkin order to serve all premises with Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH). This week, General Manager ofIdaho Falls Power and FiberBear Prairie … Continue reading "Collaboration Across the State Line, Idaho Falls and UTOPIA Fiber – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 390"

38 MIN1 w ago
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Collaboration Across the State Line, Idaho Falls and UTOPIA Fiber – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 390

Back in Opelika, Alabama, with Mayor Gary Fuller – Community Broadband Bit Podcast 389

When Mayor Gary Fuller of Opelika, Alabama,was on the podcast back in 2013, the community was building their municipal Fiber-to-the-Home network. He’s back this week to talk about all the events that have occurred in his community since then; Opelika has been a whirlwind of activity which has centered around the battle to expand their … Continue reading "Back in Opelika, Alabama, with Mayor Gary Fuller – Community Broadband Bit Podcast 389"

26 MIN2 w ago
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Back in Opelika, Alabama, with Mayor Gary Fuller – Community Broadband Bit Podcast 389

North Carolina’s Unique Broadband History and Lessons for Moving Forward – Community Broadband Bits Podcast, North Carolina Bonus Episode Four

We’re starting off the new year with episode four of the new podcast project we’re working on with nonprofit NC Broadband Matters. The organization focuses on finding ways to bringing ubiquitous broadband coverage to local communities to residents and businesses in North Carolina. The podcast series, titled “Why NC Broadband Matters,” explores broadband and related … Continue reading "North Carolina’s Unique Broadband History and Lessons for Moving Forward – Community Broadband Bits Podcast, North Carolina Bonus Episode Four"

62 MIN3 w ago
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North Carolina’s Unique Broadband History and Lessons for Moving Forward – Community Broadband Bits Podcast, North Carolina Bonus Episode Four

Predictions for 2020, Reviewing 2019 – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 388

It’s the end of the year once again, which means the Community Broadband Networks team takes their places in front of the mic for the predictions show. In addition to offering our expectations for 2020, we review what happened this past year and compare it to the predictions we made at this time last year. … Continue reading "Predictions for 2020, Reviewing 2019 – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 388"

42 MIN3 w ago
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Predictions for 2020, Reviewing 2019 – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 388

Holiday Bonus Rebroadcast – Eric Lampland on Indirect Cost Savings

It was about five years ago that we brought consultant Eric Lampland from Lookout Point Communications into the office for episode 80 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast. We’ve completed more than 300 other episodes since then, but his insight still rings true on the many indirect cost savings of community broadband networks. As activity … Continue reading "Holiday Bonus Rebroadcast – Eric Lampland on Indirect Cost Savings"

25 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Holiday Bonus Rebroadcast – Eric Lampland on Indirect Cost Savings

Advice for Communities from Industry Guru Doug Dawson – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 387

Doug Dawson fromCCG Consultingand author of thePOTs and PANs: Pretty Advanced New Stuff by CCGblog met up with Christopher back in October in Alexandria, Virginia, and the two recorded this week’s podcast episode. They were attending most recent Broadband Communities event, a place where experts and community leaders gather to talk about latest developments and … Continue reading "Advice for Communities from Industry Guru Doug Dawson – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 387"

29 MIN2019 DEC 18
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Advice for Communities from Industry Guru Doug Dawson – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 387

Medina County Fiber Network and Lit Communities Reach for Ohio Residents – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 386

TheMedina County Fiber Network(MCFN) has already made important strides in north central Ohio. The network, which offers dark fiber and lit services, provides important connectivity for carriers, institutions, and businesses. In this interview, we hear from CEO David Corrado, who explains how it’s time to move to residential services; he introduces us to MCFN’s partner,Lit … Continue reading "Medina County Fiber Network and Lit Communities Reach for Ohio Residents – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 386"

37 MIN2019 DEC 11
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Medina County Fiber Network and Lit Communities Reach for Ohio Residents – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 386

Mapping Data and Dollars – Community Broadband Bits Podcast, North Carolina Bonus Episode Three

This week is episode three of the new podcast project we’re working on with the nonprofit NC Broadband Matters, whose focus is on bringing ubiquitous broadband coverage to local communities for residents and businesses in North Carolina. The ten episode podcast series, titled “Why NC Broadband Matters,” explores broadband and related issues in North Carolina. … Continue reading "Mapping Data and Dollars – Community Broadband Bits Podcast, North Carolina Bonus Episode Three"

53 MIN2019 DEC 6
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Mapping Data and Dollars – Community Broadband Bits Podcast, North Carolina Bonus Episode Three

Indigenous Community Launches First Community Broadband Network in Hawai’i – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 385

For the third year, theInternet Societyworked with locals to hold an annualIndigenous Connectivity Summitas a way to teach and share information. In November, participants collaborated todeploy a fixed wireless community broadband network in a small village in Hawai’i and Christopher had the chance to participate. While he was there, he interviewed Matt Rantanen, Director of … Continue reading "Indigenous Community Launches First Community Broadband Network in Hawai’i – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 385"

27 MIN2019 DEC 4
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Indigenous Community Launches First Community Broadband Network in Hawai’i – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 385

Latest Episodes

Ponca City Looks Forward with Fiber – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 391

People with an interest in municipal networks usually know about Ponca City, Oklahoma’s free municipal fixed wireless network because it’s been around for years. In the summer of 2019, however, community leaders decided it wastime to start offering Fiber-to-the-Home(FTTH) and createdPonca City Broadband. Dave Williams, Director of Technology Service from Ponca City, comes on the … Continue reading "Ponca City Looks Forward with Fiber – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 391"

26 MIN2 d ago
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Ponca City Looks Forward with Fiber – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 391

Collaboration Across the State Line, Idaho Falls and UTOPIA Fiber – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 390

Idaho Falls has had publicly owned fiber within the community for years, but until recently, limited its use to dark fiber leases and public power purposes. Now, the community is working with UTOPIA Fiber toexpand the networkin order to serve all premises with Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH). This week, General Manager ofIdaho Falls Power and FiberBear Prairie … Continue reading "Collaboration Across the State Line, Idaho Falls and UTOPIA Fiber – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 390"

38 MIN1 w ago
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Collaboration Across the State Line, Idaho Falls and UTOPIA Fiber – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 390

Back in Opelika, Alabama, with Mayor Gary Fuller – Community Broadband Bit Podcast 389

When Mayor Gary Fuller of Opelika, Alabama,was on the podcast back in 2013, the community was building their municipal Fiber-to-the-Home network. He’s back this week to talk about all the events that have occurred in his community since then; Opelika has been a whirlwind of activity which has centered around the battle to expand their … Continue reading "Back in Opelika, Alabama, with Mayor Gary Fuller – Community Broadband Bit Podcast 389"

26 MIN2 w ago
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Back in Opelika, Alabama, with Mayor Gary Fuller – Community Broadband Bit Podcast 389

North Carolina’s Unique Broadband History and Lessons for Moving Forward – Community Broadband Bits Podcast, North Carolina Bonus Episode Four

We’re starting off the new year with episode four of the new podcast project we’re working on with nonprofit NC Broadband Matters. The organization focuses on finding ways to bringing ubiquitous broadband coverage to local communities to residents and businesses in North Carolina. The podcast series, titled “Why NC Broadband Matters,” explores broadband and related … Continue reading "North Carolina’s Unique Broadband History and Lessons for Moving Forward – Community Broadband Bits Podcast, North Carolina Bonus Episode Four"

62 MIN3 w ago
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North Carolina’s Unique Broadband History and Lessons for Moving Forward – Community Broadband Bits Podcast, North Carolina Bonus Episode Four

Predictions for 2020, Reviewing 2019 – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 388

It’s the end of the year once again, which means the Community Broadband Networks team takes their places in front of the mic for the predictions show. In addition to offering our expectations for 2020, we review what happened this past year and compare it to the predictions we made at this time last year. … Continue reading "Predictions for 2020, Reviewing 2019 – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 388"

42 MIN3 w ago
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Predictions for 2020, Reviewing 2019 – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 388

Holiday Bonus Rebroadcast – Eric Lampland on Indirect Cost Savings

It was about five years ago that we brought consultant Eric Lampland from Lookout Point Communications into the office for episode 80 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast. We’ve completed more than 300 other episodes since then, but his insight still rings true on the many indirect cost savings of community broadband networks. As activity … Continue reading "Holiday Bonus Rebroadcast – Eric Lampland on Indirect Cost Savings"

25 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Holiday Bonus Rebroadcast – Eric Lampland on Indirect Cost Savings

Advice for Communities from Industry Guru Doug Dawson – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 387

Doug Dawson fromCCG Consultingand author of thePOTs and PANs: Pretty Advanced New Stuff by CCGblog met up with Christopher back in October in Alexandria, Virginia, and the two recorded this week’s podcast episode. They were attending most recent Broadband Communities event, a place where experts and community leaders gather to talk about latest developments and … Continue reading "Advice for Communities from Industry Guru Doug Dawson – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 387"

29 MIN2019 DEC 18
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Advice for Communities from Industry Guru Doug Dawson – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 387

Medina County Fiber Network and Lit Communities Reach for Ohio Residents – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 386

TheMedina County Fiber Network(MCFN) has already made important strides in north central Ohio. The network, which offers dark fiber and lit services, provides important connectivity for carriers, institutions, and businesses. In this interview, we hear from CEO David Corrado, who explains how it’s time to move to residential services; he introduces us to MCFN’s partner,Lit … Continue reading "Medina County Fiber Network and Lit Communities Reach for Ohio Residents – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 386"

37 MIN2019 DEC 11
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Medina County Fiber Network and Lit Communities Reach for Ohio Residents – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 386

Mapping Data and Dollars – Community Broadband Bits Podcast, North Carolina Bonus Episode Three

This week is episode three of the new podcast project we’re working on with the nonprofit NC Broadband Matters, whose focus is on bringing ubiquitous broadband coverage to local communities for residents and businesses in North Carolina. The ten episode podcast series, titled “Why NC Broadband Matters,” explores broadband and related issues in North Carolina. … Continue reading "Mapping Data and Dollars – Community Broadband Bits Podcast, North Carolina Bonus Episode Three"

53 MIN2019 DEC 6
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Mapping Data and Dollars – Community Broadband Bits Podcast, North Carolina Bonus Episode Three

Indigenous Community Launches First Community Broadband Network in Hawai’i – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 385

For the third year, theInternet Societyworked with locals to hold an annualIndigenous Connectivity Summitas a way to teach and share information. In November, participants collaborated todeploy a fixed wireless community broadband network in a small village in Hawai’i and Christopher had the chance to participate. While he was there, he interviewed Matt Rantanen, Director of … Continue reading "Indigenous Community Launches First Community Broadband Network in Hawai’i – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 385"

27 MIN2019 DEC 4
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Indigenous Community Launches First Community Broadband Network in Hawai’i – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 385
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