Community Broadband Bits
By Institute for Local Self-Reliance
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Short interviews with people doing interesting things to expand broadband networks that put community needs first.
||CleanDon't Forget the Financing! - Community Broadband Bits Podcast 307||When municipalities and other local governments are planning for publicly owned Internet infrastructure, they must coordinate many moving pieces to get the project going and to keep it on a successful track. In this interview, Christopher and Tom Cover||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoug Dawson, Broadband Industry Guru - Community Broadband Bits Podcast 306||Doug Dawson and his firm, CCG Consulting, recently marked their 20th year working in the telecommunications industry. Prior to establishing the firm, Doug already had significant experience in the field, having worked in the industry since 1978. Doug be||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDigging Into the Details With RVA Market Research & Consulting - Community Broadband Bits Podcast 305||RVA Market Research & Consulting is a firm known for its ability to provide detailed review, analysis, and forecast for Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployment. They also offer information on the needs and desires of current and potential subscribers regard||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrassroots for Better Connectivity in Cambridge, Massachusetts - Community Broadband Bits Podcast 304||As Christopher rubbed elbows with other broadband advocates, policy wonks, and industry professionals at the Broadband Communities Summit in Austin, Texas, he had the opportunity to interview several people we've been wanting to bring on the show. Saul||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanState Legislatures Take Action On Broadband - Community Broadband Bits Podcast 303||We’re a little off kilter these days when it comes to state legislation. Typically, we spend our efforts helping local communities stave off bills to steal, limit, or hamstring local telecommunications authority. This year it’s different so Christop||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHBC Spreads The Know-How: Working With Others To Improve Rural Connectivity||For episode 302 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast, Christopher carries on his conversation with Gary Evans, retired President and CEO of Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC), an independent ISP in Minnesota. This is the second opportunity for C||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWireless And Wired; US Internet Knows Both - Community Broadband Bits 301||Deploying, maintaining, and operating a wireless network is easy, right? You just put up your equipment, sign up subscribers, and start raking in the dough, right? Not even close, says Travis Carter, one of the co-founders of US Internet and our guest f||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeighbors Helping Neighbors For Fiber In Rural Tennessee: Newport And Morristown Join Forces - Community Broadband Bits Podcast 300||An increasing interest in publicly owned network projects has also spurred an increase in creative collaborations as communities work together to facilitate deployment, especially in rural areas. This week, we talk with Sharon Kyser, Marketing and Publi||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStraight Talk About 5G; Potential, Limitations, Hype - Community Broadband Bits Podcast 299||If we want to talk technical stuff on the Community Broadband Bits podcast, we know Eric Lampland is one of the best guys to call. Eric is Founder and Principal of Lookout Point Communications. Earlier this month, he and Christopher presented informatio||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCentral Vermont Internet: Communities Commit To Communications Union District - Community Broadband Bits Podcast 298||Earlier this month, twelve towns in central Vermont chose Town Meeting Day to ask local voters whether or not they want to band together to improve connectivity. Each community chose to participate in forming a regional Communications Union District, wh||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHiawatha Broadband Communications: One Of The Small Players That Helped Shape The Internet - Community Broadband Bits Podcast 297||Before the days when Comcast, AT&T, and CenturyLink were some of only a few ISPs for subscribers to choose from, much of the country received Internet access from small Internet access companies. In episode 297 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast, C||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFibering Up Emmett, Idaho - Community Broadband Bits Podcast 296||Emmett, Idaho’s Systems Administrator Mike Knittel joins Christopher for episode 296 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast this week. Mike explains how the city of about 7,000 has taken a similar approach as other municipalities by first investing i||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSanta Cruz County Moving Beyond Incumbent Inaction - Community Broadband Bits 295||When community leaders in Santa Cruz County, California, decided to take steps to spur economic development, they knew they needed to improve local connectivity. For episode 295 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast, Policy Analyst Patrick Mulhearn fr||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVirginia's Eastern Shore Broadband Authority Steadily Expands Fiber Network - Community Broadband Bits Podcast 294||When the Eastern Shore of Virginia needed better Internet access, in part to ensure NASA could achieve its mission, Accomack and Northampton counties created the Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority. Its Executive Director, Robert Bridgham join||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArlington Expands Internet Access for Low-Income Households - Community Broadband Bits Podcast 293||In Virginia, Arlington has found new ways to use its municipal network to reduce the digital divide. Katie Cristol, Chair of the Arlington County Board, and Jack Belcher, County Chief Information Officer, join us for episode 293 of the Community Broadba||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great broadband access podcast
Talks about small and sometimes rural areas about their trials and victories to try and bring better internet access to those people that the large corporate providers don't want to invest in.
Community Broadband Bits
Great podcast...I listen to them all
Informative, interesting and well-organized. I just listened to the interview of Gary Reback, which was especially compelling. Thanks for this great show!