Community Broadband Bits Podcast Index

This is an index of all the episodes of the Community Broadband Bits podcast, a weekly show in which we interview people building community broadband networks or are otherwise involved in related Internet policy. You can subscribe to the show using this link.

Episode Title Synopsis Guests Transcript
240

2/14/2017
United Fiber Tackles Missouri's Most Rural The demand for better, faster connections and the role of rural electric cooperatives Darren Farnan Transcript Soon
239

2/7/2017
Small Cells, Fiber, and Local Governments Small cells in action: the Pope's Philadelphia visit Duffy Newman Transcript 239
238

2/1/2017
Small Cells Yield Big Results in Lincoln Smart investments in conduit and small cells in Nebraska David Young Transcript 238
237

1/24/2017
Kitsap Residents Demand Fiber A Washington Public Utility Districts on financing and the wholesale model Paul Avis, Bob Hunter Transcript 237
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1/17/2017
Wilson Greenlight, Public Housing Authority Solve Access Gap Community networks, public housing, and the digital divide Rebecca Agner, Will Aycock, Kelly Vick Transcript 236
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1/10/2017
Erwin Deploys Phased Fiber Plan High-speed Internet service and smart utility management for electricity and water services. Lee Brown and John Williams Transcript 235
234

12/28/2016
2016 Review, 2017 Predictions The MuniNetworks staff on the immediate future Lisa Gonzalez; Nick Stumo-Langer; Hannah Trostle Transcript 234
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12/20/2016
Bozeman Unique Fiber Model Gets Good Start Five ISPs on an Open Access network in Montana Anthony Cochenour; Brit Fontenot Transcript 233
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12/13/2016
Osage and the Iowa Legislature Rural connectivity, local solutions, and state legislatures Josh Byrnes Transcript 232
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12/06/2016
San Francisco Proposal for Tenant ISP Choice A proposed ordinance to increase competition and choice Mark Farrell Transcript 231
230

11/29/2016
The Deep History of Chattanooga's Fiber Network The role of public power in building fiber networks Harold DePriest Transcript 230
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11/22/2016
Rural Electrics Solve Rural Internet Access Problems Former head of FCC's Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis on politics and rural connectivity Jon Chambers Transcript 229
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11/15/2016
City of Lincoln Conduit Spurs FTTH, School Network Innovation Smart conduit policy and the franchise agreement with a private ISP David Young Transcript 228
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11/08/2016
Madison Starts Muni Fiber Effort, Considers Citywide Effort Details of the Madison, Wisconsin, Fiber Pilot Project to bridge the digital divide Paul Kronberger Transcript 227
226

11/01/2016
Pinetops Threatened by Hurricane and NC Legislature Small town in North Carolina may lose high-speed service because of state law Will Aycock; Suzanne Coker Craig Transcript 226
225

10/25/2016
Midwest Energy Cooperative Connects Rural Michigan A rural electric cooperative provides fiber connectivity Bob Hance; Dave Allen Transcript 225
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10/18/2016
H.R. Trostle on Co-Ops, Munis, Connectivity in North Carolina ILSR Research Associate discusses North Carolina and Internet access H.R. Trostle Transcript 224
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10/13/2016
Update on Utah's Open Access UTOPIA The mayor of a small community and the executive director of the network discuss UTOPIA's impact Karen Cronin; Roger Timmerman Transcript 223
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10/04/2016
Carrier-Grade Fiber in Centennial, Colorado Centennial used dig once policies for conduit and fiber assets to attract ISPs to the community Tim Scott Transcript 222
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9/27/2016
Virginia's Roanoke Valley Opens Fiber Access How the Roanoke Valley open access fiber network works with ISPs Frank Smith Transcript 221
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9/20/2016
Medina County Aims to Be Mecca of Fiber Lit services, dark fiber, and a county network in Ohio David Corrado Transcript 220
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9/13/2016
Saint Louis Park is Prepared for the Fiber Future Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, has created an impressive conduit system Clint Pires Transcript 219
218

9/06/2016
Eliminate the Digital Divide The non-profit Eliminate the Digital Divide (E2D) works with the community network MI-Connection in North Carolina Pat Millen Transcript 218
217

8/31/2016
North Carolina and Tennessee Lose in 6th Circuit Christopher and Lisa discuss what this means for municipal networks and what happens next Lisa Gonzalez; Christopher Mitchell Transcript 217
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8/24/2016
Just What is the Internet? What is the Internet? Part II. Net Neutrality and Capitalization Fred Goldstein Transcript 216
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8/16/2016
Open Cape Works With Communities for Last Mile Open Cape's approach to expanding to businesses and residents Steve Johnston Transcript 215
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8/10/2016
Middle Mile vs Last Mile How to build middle mile to get the most bang for the buck Fletcher Kittredge Transcript 214
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8/2/2016
Smart FCC Decisions Helped Create the Internet What is the Internet? Part I. Regulations and Past Fred Goldstein Transcript 213
212

7/27/2016
Tiny Mt. Washington Builds Fiber-to-the-Home A rural Massachusetts town looks to get better connectivity Gail Garrett Transcript 212
211

7/19/2016
Fort Collins Mayor on Fort Collins Fiber Future Fort Collins is in the middle of the planning process for better Internet access Wade Troxell Transcript 211
210

7/13/2016
In Minnesota, Alexandria Connects Businesses 20 years of the electric utility in Alexandria, Minnesota, connecting businesses and providing local customer service Al Crowser Transcript 210
209

7/05/2016
Discussing (Ranting) Consolidation Crushing consolidation: Chris and Lisa discuss consolidation of telecommunication companies Lisa Gonzalez Transcript 209
208

6/28/2016
CityLink Telecommunications in Albuquerque Prefers Open Access A small ISP writes Open Access into its contracts: discussion on the Internet of Things and public-private partnerships John Brown Transcript 208
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6/21/2016
Ammon's Network of the Future How the network in Ammon, Idaho, innovates with Software-Defined-Networks Bruce Patterson Transcript 207
206

6/14/2016
Glenwood Springs Shares Lessons Learned On how to manage a municipal network and what we can learn from Glenwood Springs, Colorado Bob Farmer Transcript 206
205

6/7/2016
Whip City Fiber Expanding The fiber pilot project is growing in Westfield, Massachusetts Aaron Bean; Sean Fitzgerald Transcript 205
204

5/31/2016
Over 100 Years of Muni Telecom in Churchill County Churchill Communications brings gigabit fiber-to-the-home to Churchill County, Nevada Mark Feest Transcript 204
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5/25/2016
Tennessee Potential Partnership between Morristown Muni and AEC Co-op Morristown, Tennessee, and the local electric co-op are teaming up to deliver needed services Jody Wigington; Greg Williams Transcript 203
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5/17/2016
Meeting the American Cable Association Chris talks with Matt Polka of the American Cable Association about the Charter and Time Warner Cable merger Matt Polka Transcript 202
201

5/10/2016
Fairlawn Focus on Citywide Gig Infrastructure How a city without a municipal electric utility is building a gigabit network in Ohio Ernie Staten Transcript 201
200

5/03/2016
Crazy Talk from Another Telco-Funded Think Tank Chris and Lisa discuss a report from the State Government Leadership Foundation Chris Mitchell; Lisa Gonzalez Transcript 200
199

4/26/2016
Valparaiso Embraces Dark Fiber How a dark fiber network in Indiana is ensuring business connectivity Patrick Lyp Transcript 199
198

4/19/2016
A New Cooperative Model for Fiber to the Farm The RS Fiber Cooperative steals the spotlight with its new cooperative model Mark Erickson; Jake Rieke Transcript 198
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4/12/2016
Webpass and Its Fixed Wireless Seek Fix for Landlord Abuses Webpass, a rising ISP in San Francisco, describes its model of fixed wireless and fiber Charles Barr; Lauren Saine Transcript 197
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4/6/2016
Service Unavailable: The Failure of Competition Chris and Fred discuss the book "Service Unavailable: America's Telecommunications Infrastructure Crisis." Fred Pilot Transcript 196
195

3/29/2016
Montgomery Sees Job Gains in Alabama After Establishing Internet Exchange Montgomery Cyber Connection is Alabama's first Internet Exchange Point Ben Venable Transcript 195
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3/22/2016
ISP US Internet Gets More Respect Than Roger DangerField A local private ISP joins the show to discuss their approach to building networks Travis Carter Transcript 194
193

3/15/2016
One Touch Make Ready and Wireless Innovation in Louisville Louisville, Kentucky, describes their make ready policy to speed up competition Ted Smith Transcript 193
192

3/8/2016
The FCC's Pro-Competition Agenda What is the FCC doing to try to infuse competition into the broadband market? Gigi Sohn Transcript 192
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3/1/2016
Exploring the Huntsville Fiber Model Google is going to Huntsville, Alabama, in pursuit of dark fiber Stacy Cantrell Transcript 191
190

2/23/2016
Rural Broadband Expansion Ignores Economic Development Potential in Minnesota Dan Dorman of the Greater Minnesota Partnership describes the doughnut hole problem of Minnesota's broadband policy Dan Dorman Transcript 190
189

2/16/2016
Muni Fiber Tennessee Twofer: Columbia and Pulaski We hear from someone with experience on several muni fiber projects Wes Kelley Transcript 189
188

2/9/2016
North Carolina Coop Fibers Up Rural Counties and More What does it take for a telephone coop in North Carolina to provide FTTH? President and CEO of Wilkes Communications and RiverStreet Networks explains Eric Cramer Transcript 188
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2/2/2016
Andrew Blum Decides to Visit the Internet The author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet joins the show Andrew Blum Transcript 187
186

1/26/2016
Why Schools Need Big Bandwidth The Chief Technology Officer at St. Vrain Valley School District in Colorado speaks to the need for big bandwidth at schools Joe Mcbreen Transcript 186
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1/19/2016
Local Governments and Internet Access Debate Chris debates Ryan Radia on bandwidth caps Ryan Radia Transcript 185
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1/12/2016
North Carolina Organizes for Local Internet Choice The project director for the Coalition for Local Internet Choice describes fighting anti-competition bills Catharine Rice Transcript 184
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1/5/2016
Thoughts on 2015, Predictions for 2016 Chris provides perspective on developments in 2015 and offers thoughts on 2016 Christopher Mitchell, Rebecca Toews, Nick Stumo-Langer Transcript 183
182

12/22/2015
Conduits Lead to Competition How to promote competition when the state prohibits local governments from building their own networks David Young, Mike Lang, Steve Huggenberger Transcript 182
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12/15/2015
Hudson Adds Velocity to Help Local Businesses In Hudson, Ohio, local government provides a service to local businesses Jane Howington Transcript 181
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12/8/2015
Maine House Representative Pushes for Better Internet Access A discussion on state legislation and Internet access Norm Higgins Transcript 180
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12/1/2015
Local Internet Improvement Districts in New Hampshire The Town Manager of Hanover discusses using Special Assessment Districts (Local Improvement Districts) to finance municipal networks Julia Griffin Transcript 179
178

11/24/2015
Colorado's Unique Environment of Local Collaboration Colorado communities reclaim local control Virgil Turner; Audrey Danner Transcript 178
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11/17/2015
Self-Financed EC Fiber Continues to Grow How EC Fiber got started and the importance of Internet access in rural areas Carole Monroe Transcript 177
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11/11/2015
Maine Model for Muni Fiber - Dark and Open The CEO of GWI Fiber describes the "Maine Model" of networks open to multiple Internet service providers Fletcher Kittredge Transcript 176
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11/3/2015
Chattanooga Crushes It - Marketing, Technology, and Nearby Communities Chattanooga talks 10Gbps upgrades, Fibervention campagin, and surpassing 75,000 subscribers Danna Bailey; Beth Johnson; Colman Keane Transcript 175
174

10/27/2015
Exploring Early Stages of Building Municipal Fiber Chris chats about the early stages of a municipal fiber network with Vantage Point Chad Glanzer; Carmen O'Neill Transcript 174
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10/20/2015
Muni Fiber Helps 911 Dispatch and First Responders The Technology Director of Ammon, Idaho describes the public safety uses of a community network Bruce Patterson Transcript 173
172

10/13/2015
Open Access Engineering Options An Internet entrepreneur and community network enthusiast describes the many possibilities of open access networks Tim Pozar Transcript 172
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10/6/2015
Wilson Business Thrives with Muni Fiber Network The store manager of a local business describes how she came to support Wilson's Greenlight network and what it does for her business Tina Mooring Transcript 171
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9/29/2015
Spanish Fork Building Gig Fiber over Cable Network Spanish Fork Community Network has a unique upgrade: building fiber over coax in order to operate both. Telephone and Internet access will run over the fiber and television over the cable John Bowcut Transcript 170
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9/22/2015
Explaining Right-of-Way Basics The basics on public Right-of-Way and make-ready Sean Stokes Transcript 169
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9/15/2015
Salisbury Fibrant Launches 10 Gbps Citywide Salisbury’s Director of Broadband and Infrastructure describes supercharging the network Kent Winrich Transcript 168
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9/9/2015
The Benefits of, Lessons From, SandyNet Joe and Jeremy return to discuss how SandyNet transitioned from Wi-Fi to FTTH Jeremy Pietzold; Joe Knapp Transcript 167
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9/1/2015
Danville's Incremental Strategy Pays Off nDanville has continued expanding; the importance and challenges of marketing to residents Jason Grey Transcript 166
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8/25/2015
Policies for Better Broadband Next Century Cities released a new policy agenda. Lisa Gonzalez interviews the Executive Director and the Policy Director. Chris Mitchell; Deb Socia Transcript 165
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8/18/2015
More Details on the Northwest Open Access Network Chris dives into the details of NoaNet with the network's Chief Operating Officer Dave Spencer Transcript 164
163

8/11/2015
Modest Investment Yields Results in Steamboat Springs - Community Broadband Bits Episode 163 Steamboat Springs, CO created a Carrier-Neutral Location and generated savings for community anchor institutions Tim Miles Transcript 163
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8/4/2015
Holyoke Success Spurs Interest in Mass Muni Networks David Talbot, a Fellow from Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, discusses key takeaways from the report on Holyoke's network in Massachusetts David Talbot Transcript 162
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7/28/2015
Longmont Gig Finds Many Takers The NextLight municipal fiber network in Longmont, Colorado has an astonishing take rate Tom Roiniotis Transcript 161
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7/21/2015
Illinois Munis Partner with Local ISP for Gigabit Network How UC2B and iTV-3 are partnering, expanding the open access network Brandon Bowersox Johnson; Levi Dinkla Transcript 160
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7/14/2015
NoaNet Touches Every County in Washington State Discussion of NoaNet's history and expansion Dave Spencer Transcript 159
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7/7/2015
Rural Rio Blanco County Builds Open Access Fiber, Wireless How the county is expanding high-speed Internet access with an open access network Blake Mobley Transcript 158
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6/30/2015
KC Fiber Innovates in North Kansas City Interview with Brooks Brown of KC Fiber Brooks Brown Transcript 157
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6/23/2015
Connecting Georgia's Munis Discussion about the nonprofit network Georgia Public Web and economic development in rural Georgia David Muschamp Transcript 156
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6/16/2015
Maine Island Stranded Without Fiber How to increase Internet Access on an island Page Clason Transcript 155
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6/9/2015
Recent Advances in the Wireless Future Current advances in wireless technology and the FCC expanding the shared spectrum Michael Calabrese Transcript 154
153

6/2/2015
Upgrade Seattle on Need for Better Access Interview with UpgradeSeattle members on their campaign to improve Internet access in Seattle Sabrina Roach; Devin Glaser; Karen Toering Transcript 153
152

5/26/2015
Santa Fe's Target Fiber Investment Discussion on Santa Fe's middle mile bottleneck problem and the City's decision to invest in fiber infrastructure Sean Moody Transcript 152
151

5/19/2015
Small ISPs and Paperwork Discussion on small providers and financial and reporting challenges they are facing Doug Hammer; Krista Allen Transcript 151
150

5/12/2015
Ensuring Security on Community Networks Discussion on security concerns for community networks Weston Hecker Transcript 150
149

5/5/2015
The Latest on Wired West Rural Fiber Current Internet access situation and Wired West Rural Fiber approach Monica Webb Transcript 149
148

4/28/2015
Comcast Merger Wrap-up and Anti-Monopoly Policy Summary on Comcast/TWC merger and discussion on future anti-monoopoly policy Teddy Downey; Sally Hubbard Transcript 148
147

4/21/2015
In Reedsburg, Expansion Weighed After Muni Fiber Success Concerns and success story of a muni network in Reedsburg, WI Brett Schuppner Transcript 147
146

4/14/2015
Improving Mid-Atlantic Internet Access History, current approach, and future plan for open access middle and last mile connection s in southern Virginia Tad Deriso Transcript 146
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4/7/2015
Muni Networks, Digital Liberty, and Surveillance Discussion on unique challenges municipal network providers face and potential solutions Corynne McSherry Transcript 145
144

3/31/2015
Opportunities and Challenges as Lafayette Considers Muni Fiber Expansion Discussion on Lafayette's success, the legacy of the law creating special barriers that only apply to cities building fiber networks, and the challenges of expanding Fiber beyond the boundaries of the city Terry Huval Transcript 144
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3/24/2015
Explaining the FCC Muni Order Removing State Barriers Discussion on key issues of the FCC's ruling on law that restrict municipal broadband efforts Jim Baller Transcript 143
142

3/17/2015
Bozeman's Public-Private Approach In-Depth Public-Private partnership approach in open access fiber network Brit Fontenot; David Fine; Anthony Cochenour Transcript 142
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3/10/2015
Reaction to the FCC Decisions, Dissent, and Next Steps Discussion on FCC decisions on community network barriers and network neutrality Lisa Gonzalez; Christopher Mitchell Transcript 141
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3/3/2015
Rural Electric Co-Mo Coop Goes Gig Discussion on how Co-Mo electric coop in rural Missouri structured broadband network and its objective to enter the business and results Randy Klindt Transcript 140
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2/24/2015
Mesa's Focus on Dig Once and Fiber Leases Pays Off How "Dig once" policy and fiber network affected economic development in Mesa, Arizona Alex Deshuk

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2/17/2015
Answering Questions About Title II and Munis Addressing concerns regarding Title II and network neutrality Chris Lewis Transcript 138
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2/10/2015
Rural Colorado Internet Access and Mountain Connect Mountain Connect Broadband Conference and legislation situation in Colorado Jeff Gavlinski Transcript 137
136

2/3/2015
Greater Minnesota Partnership Focuses on Non-Metro Need Discussion on the need of broadband access in non-metro communities Dan Dorman Transcript 136
135

1/27/2015
OneCommunity's Middle Way The Big Gig challenge, the OneCommunity model, and future-proof resource development in Northeast Ohio Lev Gonick Transcript 135
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1/20/2015
Ting Delivering FTTH Is Great News for Community Fiber Discussion on Ting's success in wireless to cities dealing with permitting and access in rights-of-way to operate on municipal fiber open access networks Elliot Noss Transcript 134
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1/13/2015
Howard County Fiber Encourages New Jobs, Competition in Maryland Howard County's approach on Internet improvement for businesses and how it benefits the community Chris Merdon Transcript 133
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1/6/2015
Public or Private Ownership? Different perspectives on the ownership of the Internet infrastructure Blair Levin Transcript 132
131

12/30/2014
Year in Review, Expectations for 2015 Review on notable events and news in 2014 and predictions for 2015 Lisa Gonzales; Rebecca Toews Transcript 131
130

12/23/2014
Can you Satirize Poor Customer Service from Big Cable Companies Parody calls on real-life situations with big cable companies Lisa Gonzalez; Christopher Mitchell Transcript 130
129

12/16/2014
Connecting For Good in Kansas City Connections for low income households and how a local solution, Conntectiing For Good, offers a superior solution to narrow the digital gap Michael Liimatta Transcript 129
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12/9/2014
Open Access and Incumbent Challenges Challenges and the future of open access networks Eric Lampland Transcript 128
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12/2/2014
Reflections on European Broadband Reflections on broadband services and providers' practices in Europe Lisa Gonzalez; Christopher Mitchell Transcript 127
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11/25/2014
Michigan's First Gigabit Village How the small village of Sebewaing financed its own fiber network despite of discouraging state law Melanie McCoy Transcript 126
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11/18/2014
Susan Crawford on the Responsive City Discussion on the Responsive City and the necessity of fiber infrastructure for such city model Susan Crawford Transcript 125
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11/11/2014
Using the Franchise to Organize Against Comcast Discussion on how the Media Mobility Project helps improve the access to the Internet and media where Comcast and large cable companies failed Hannah Jane Sassaman Transcript 124
123

11/4/2014
Aurora's Nonprofit Approach with Muni Fiber Discussion on Aurora's investment in fiber network and its OnLight broadband service for the community Rick Mervine Transcript 123
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10/28/2014
Bob Frankston Returns to Community Broadband Bits Podcast Discussion on what community networks are and how they operate Bob Frankston Transcript 122
121

10/21/2014
Next Century Cities How Next Century Cities initiative supports city leaders to ensure fast, affordable, and reliable Internet connection to their communities Deb Socia Transcript 121
120

10/14/2014
Responding to Crazy Talk: Arguments Against FCC Restoring Local Authority Discussion on petition on law that prevents community networks to expand their services Lisa Gonzalez; Christopher Mitchell Transcript 120
119

10/7/2014
State of Minnesota's Border to Border Broadband Fund Discussion on Minnesota's Border to Border Broadband Fund and its importance in improving broadband situation in the state Senator Matt Schmit; Representative Erik Simonson; Danna Mackenzie Transcript 119
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9/30/2014
Connecticut Communities Want Better Internet Access Discussion on three new gigabit open access networks in Connecticut Elin Katz; Bill Valee Transcript 118
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9/23/2014
Dakota County is Fiber Rich Thanks to Dig Once Approach Discussion on Dig Once approach and its benefit on the Internet access and economic development David Asp; Rosalee McCready Transcript 117
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9/16/2014
Reflections on the Internet Governance Forum Thoughts on various issues around the Internet at the Internet Governance Forum Lisa Gonzalez; Christopher Mitchell Transcript 116
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9/9/2014
First Muni Fiber Net in Maine How Rockport became the first muni network in Maine: it financing and voters' involvement Richard Bates Transcript 115
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9/2/2014
Sallisaw: The First Muni Fiber Network in Oklahoma Sullisaw's approach to provide triple play service through its first municipal fiber network in oklahoma Keith Skelton; Danny Keith Transcript 114
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8/26/2014
Muni Fiber in Rural Massachusetts Discussion on Leverett's financial and pricing structures for its municipal fiber network Peter d'Errico Transcript 113
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8/19/2014
Missoula Pursues Open Access Fiber for Jobs Discussion on challenges in providing businesses fast connection and the effects of open access network on job market in Missoula Caitlin Copple; Karen Palmer Transcript 112
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8/12/2014
Muni Fiber as Real Estate Different approaches to create more competition in broadband infrastructure Hunter Newby Transcript 111
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8/5/2014
Understanding the Wilson and Chattanooga FCC Petitions Discussion on local authority's petition to expand municipal network service to neighboring communities Will Aycock; Danna Bailey Transcript 110
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7/29/2014
Rural Utilities Building Broadband Networks Discussion on the demand for high speed broadband in rural communities and the rural utilities' successful investment Alyssa Clemsen-Roberts Transcript 109
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7/23/2014
The Past and Future of Muni Fiber in Boulder Success and benefits of community owned fiber network in Boulder, CO and the future of the local authority over its fiber infrastructure Don Ingle Transcript 108
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7/15/2014
Holly Springs Finds Savings with MuniFiber Holly Spring's decision to build its own municipal network and the challenges to provide service to non-governmental entities Jeff Wilson Transcript 107
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7/8/2014
Early Lessons from Longmont Longmont's progress on its municipal networks and its approach on pricing Vince Jordan Transcript 106
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7/1/2014
Reflections on Mountain Connect Rural Broadband Conference Takeaways from the Mountain Connect Rural Broadband conference and progress in Colorado Lisa Gonzalez; Christopher Mitchell Transcript 105
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6/24/2014
Fiber as Real Estate Allied Fiber's carrier neutral approach and what local government can learn from it Hunter Newby Transcript 104
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6/17/2014
A Short CLIC Background Background on the Coalition for Local Internet Choice and its mission Lisa Gonzalez; Christopher Mitchell Transcript 103
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6/10/2014
Illinois' Monticello Local Partnership Leads to Big Savings Monticello's decision to form a local partnership to create a fast and affordable fiber network while saving public dollar Vic Zimmerman Transcript 102
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6/3/2014
Understanding Title II and Network Neutrality Discussion of network neutrality and its implications on the Internet Access Matt Wood Transcript 101
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5/27/2014
Story Behind Westminster's Pending Open Access Fiber Network Westminster's upcoming open access fiber network and its potential impacts on the economy and other benefits Dr. Robert Wack Transcript 100
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5/20/2014
Catching Up with the RS Fiber Coop in Minnesota Update on the RS Fiber Coop project in Minnesota Mark Erickson; Cindy Gerholz Transcript 99
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5/13/2014
Rural Colorado's Cortez Fiber Network Serves Region Story on Cortez Fiber Network, its challenges and how it is approaching to serve the region Rick Smith Transcript 98
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5/6/2014
Connecting Arlington, From Anchors to Businesses Discussion on the approach to expand the fiber network and its utilizations Jack Belcher Transcript 97
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4/29/2014
Peering: Then and Now Explanation on network peering and its implication on network neutrality Scott Bradner Transcript 96
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4/22/2014
Montrose Moves Toward Muni Network Montrose's need for a better network and its options to better its Internet Virgil Turner

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4/15/2014
Advice for Starting a Community Network Discussion on challenges in starting a community network and how to effectively build a grassroot effort for a network John St. Julien Transcript 94
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4/8/2014
Benefits of Increased Broadband Utilization Discussion on positive effects from community network on economic development Michael Curri Transcript 93
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4/1/2014
Understanding the Georgia Communications Cooperative Discussion on how cooperatives work together and expand the regional network in Georgia and challenges to connect rural premises with fiber optics Mike Foor Transcript 92
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3/25/2014
To Overbuild or Underbuild? A Rural Policy Conundrum Economic, equity, and practicality issues around overbuilding network and the effects on the local stakeholders Lisa Gonzalez; Christopher Mitchell Transcript 91
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3/18/2014
Exploring Santa Monica's Incremental Fiber Approach Santa Monica's approach on expanding its fiber network Jory Wolf Transcript 90
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3/11/2014
History of the Quickly Subverted 1996 Telecommunications Act The development of the 1996 Telecommunications Act and the implication on modern Internet Earl Comstock Transcript 89
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3/4/2014
Overview of Stockholm's Stokab Lessons from Sweden's dark fiber network project Lisa Gonzalez; Christopher Mitchell Transcript 88
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2/25/2014
Processes for a Gigabit Community Discussions on the importance of and the strategies to get gigabit networks in communities Joanne Hovis Transcript 87
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2/18/2014
How Ammon, Idaho, Builds Digital Roads Ammon's challenges and approach to build its open access fiber network Bruce Patterson Transcript 86
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2/11/2014
Fork in the Road For UTOPIA: Forward or Backward? Discussion on HB 60 and its effect on UTOPIA Jesse Harris; Pete Ashdown Transcript 85
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2/4/2014
A Roadmap for the FCC To Ensure Local Authority to Build Networks Discussion of the FCC's authority to overrule state laws and to help local authority build community networks Harold Feld Transcript 84
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1/28/2014
The Real Threats from Monopoly Discussion on the term 'monopoly' and the current policies the deal with monopoly Barry Lynn Transcript 83
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1/21/2014
Meet Russellville, Kentucky's Broadband Speed Leader Discussion on what inspired the community to invest in its own fiber network Robert White Transcript 82
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1/14/2014
Public Access Media and Community Owned Networks History on public access and how community owned network plays it role to serve local content Mike Wassenaar Transcript 81
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1/7/2014
Justifying a Network with Indirect Cost Savings Discussion on how the cost of community-owned network can be justified by the cost saving per household, how big cable companies respond to this approach, and open access network Eric Lampland Transcript 80
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12/31/2013
Don Means on Libraries and White Spaces Explanation on TV white spaces wireless technology Don Means Transcript 79
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12/24/2013
Bob Frankston Encore Interview The essence of the Internet and the importance of community-owned broadband network Bob Frankston Transcript 78
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12/17/2013
In Indiana, Auburn Built Fiber Network Incrementally History of Auburn's fiber network and what it offers to the consumers Chris Schweitzer Transcript 77
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12/10/2013
Solar Powered Wireless on the Reservation Discussion on the need for better network on reservations, successful wireless network in serveral reservations in Southern California, the importance of unlicensed spectrum in underserved communities, and the role of Native Public Media in media access expansion Matthew Rantanen Transcript 76
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12/3/2013
Cedar Falls Shows Long Term Muni Network Success Origin of Cedar Falls Utilities, its decision to adopt FTTH technology, and its expansion into the rural areas outside of town Kent Halder; Rob Houlihan Transcript 75
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11/26/2013
Billy Ray on the Origins of the First Muni Broadband Network History of Glasgow's muni network and how it reinvent inself into local content provider and a savvy marketer Billy Ray Transcript 74
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11/19/2013
Common Cause, Network Neutrality, and the FCC Net neutrality, the FCC and other related issues on the municipal networks and America's democracy Todd O'Boyle Transcript 73
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11/12/2013
Responding to "Crazy Talk" Volume 4 Discussion on misleading statistics, lies about how local governments fund network, and whether Time Warner Cable or local utilities pay more in taxes Lisa Gonzalez; Christopher Mitchell; John Farrell Transcript 72
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11/5/2013
Education SuperHighway Wants Better Broadband for Schools Education SuperHighway's approach to ensure better Internet connection to all schools and the role of community to achieve this goal Evan Marwell Transcript 71
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10/29/2013
Wilson's Greenlight Leads North Carolina in Connectivity Municipal FTTH network, Greenlight, and its benefits to Wilson, North Carolina Will Aycock Transcript 70
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10/21/2013
Mark Creekmore Takes on Windstream A costomer's concern over his Internet speed and his steps to deal with Windstream to improve his connection Mark Creekmore Transcript 69
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10/15/2013
Longmont Prepares to Vote on Fiber Bonds Discussion on the referrandum that would allow city utility to issue revenue bonds to finance the FTTH network in Longmont Vince Jordan; George Oliver Transcript 68
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10/8/2013
Jim Baller Returns for Vol 3 of Muni Network History Recap on the muni network events of 2004, battles over the Community Broadband Act, big telecom's move into FTTH market Jim Baller Transcript 67
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10/1/2013
Poulsbo Wireless Mesh Pilot Extends Internet in Washington Discussion on Poulsbo wireless mesh experiment and how it brings Internet to the area without political or business conflicts Ed Stern Transcript 66
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9/24/2013
In Western Mass, Holyoke Gas and Electric Brings Broadband Discussion on Holyoke Gas and Electric's approach to establish and run the fiber network Tim Haas Transcript 65
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9/17/2013
WindomNet Creates Jobs, Benefits for SW Minnesota The story of the FTTH network in Windom and the benefits the network brings to southwest Minnesota Dan Olsen Transcript 64
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9/10/2013
Jim Baller on the History of Municipal Networks, Part II Early FTTH networks and how the states began restricting local investment Jim Baller Transcript 63
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9/3/2013
Countering Crazy Talk, Volume 3 Discussion on fallacies and lies about telecommunications (Chattanooga's failure, competition in broadband, and the case of Provo) Lisa Gonzalez; Christopher Mitchell Transcript 62
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8/27/2013
Prometheus Joins Us to Discuss Community Radio and Internet A discussion on grassroots efforts in keeping the local radio and the similarity between local radio and local broadband networks Sanjay Jolly Transcript 61
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8/20/2013
Spanish Fork Discusses Stunning Success Discussion on Spanish Fork's visionary decision to build its own fiber network, its economic success, and its localization of services and contents to meet people's need John Bowcut Transcript 60
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8/13/2013
Chattanooga's EPB Fiber The reason behind Chattanooga's gigabit network, the role of the stimulus award for smart grid expediting, and the impact on job market from the community fiber network Danna Bailey Transcript 59
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8/6/2013
Lakeland Dark Fiber In Depth Lakeland's decision to build a dark fiber network and its economic and social benefits on the community Paul Meyer Transcript 58
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7/30/2013
Jim Baller Discusses Municipal Broadband History Discussion on the motivations of municipal electric utilitites, their origins, and the legal fights over local authority to build networks Jim Baller Transcript 57
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7/23/2013
Shafter Fiber Network, Then, Now, and Next Shafter's decision to upgrade its Internet infrastructure and its successful approach in funding the project Scott Hurlbert Transcript 56
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7/16/2013
Responding to More "Crazy Talk" Discussion over the concept of overbuilding, the claim in the network buildout challenges, and the misconception about what speed the consumers want for their broadband Lisa Gonzalez; Christopher Mitchell Transcript 55
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7/9/2013
Tennessee Town Tullahoma Tells us Why They Built a Network The success story of Tullahoma community network and how it plays to Tullahoma's economic profile Brian Skelton Transcript 54
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7/2/2013
Waverly Waits 13 Years to Build Fiber Network Waverly's decision to build its own community network from previous letdown by private companies Mike Litterer Transcript 53
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6/25/2013
IP Transition Catches Fire Island The potential impact on Verizon's refusal to repair or improve wired network on Fire Island on the US Commmunications policy Harold Feld Transcript 52
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6/18/2013
Catching Up on Clarksville The story on a fiber to the home network in Clarksville, Tennessee and the benefits to the community Christie Batts Transcript 51
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6/11/2013
Responding to "Crazy Talk" Discussion on claims commonly used against community owned networks Lisa Gonzalez; Christopher Mitchell Transcript 50
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6/4/2013
Understanding the Lifeline Program An explanation on the Lifeline program: the importance of an affordable telephone service Sarah Morris Transcript 49
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5/28/2013
Exploring Conduit Policies Discussion on the practicality of conduit placement Scott Lazenby Transcript 48
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5/21/2013
Unraveling the Public-Private-Partnership in San Leandro An explanation on the public-private partnership in San Leandro and a discussion on policies around conduit placement and the city's innovation Deborah Acosta; Judi Clark Transcript 47
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5/14/2013
North Georgia Network Brings Gig to Schools, Jobs to Region The origin of the North Georgia Network and its economic and social impact on the region Paul Belk Transcript 46
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5/7/2013
Andrew Cohill Explains Common Mistakes in Community Networks Explanation on common problems about community owned network and how to deal with them Andrew Cohill Transcript 45
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4/30/2013
Kentucky Coalition Takes Down AT&T Bill to Remove Consumer Phone Protections The story on AT&T bill to remove consumer protections: its potential impact and how the public came together to protect the public interest Mimi Pickering; Tom Fitzgerald Transcript 44
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4/23/2013
Carroll County Explains Many Benefits of County Owned Fiber How Carroll County Public Network started and the benefit its community network provides Gary Davis Transcript 43
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4/16/2013
Catching Up on UC2B in Illinois Discussion on Illinois's urban FTTH project which received both federal and state funding, its approach to create a better broadband for the community, and a push for better usage of the network Carol Ammons; Brandon Bowersox-Johnson Transcript 42
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4/9/2013
Sascha Meinrath Causes a Commotion Explanation on wireless mesh networks and what it means to big providers Sascha Meinrath Transcript 41
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4/2/2013
Opelika Builds First Full Fiber Network in Alabama Opelika's decision to build a FTTH network to meet its need and a discussion on the steps it went through Gary Fuller; Jennifer McCain Transcript 40
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3/26/2013
Moultrie City Manager Discusses Origins of CNS Network in Georgia The origin of CNS network in Georgia and the benefits of the network for local schools and community savings Mike Scott Transcript 39
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3/19/2013
In Washington, Mt. Vernon Attracts Businesses with Open Access Network The origin of Mt. Vernon's fiber network and the benefits the investment Kim Kleppe; Jana Hansen Transcript 38
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3/12/2013
Blair Levin Discusses Gig.U and More Discussion on different approaches to bring ubiquitous network to America and their advantages and disadvantages Blair Levin Transcript 37
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3/5/2013
Carole Monroe Explains New Hampshire's Fast Roads Initiative Carole Monroe discusses Fast Roads initiative and the challenges it faced Carole Monroe Transcript 36
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2/26/2013
Morristown Explains Why it Built a Fiber Network for Itself The origin of Morristown's municipal network, how it has benefited the electric utility, and advice for other communities that are considering their own network investments Jody Wigington Transcript 35
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2/19/2013
Dewayne Hendricks Explains the Forgotten National Information Infrastructure Discussion on the history of the National Information Infrastructure and the comparison of today's fiber and wireless environment with past plans for community network and how these plan changed over time Dewayne Hendricks Transcript 34
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2/12/2013
Billy Ray, Community Broadband Pioneer Billy Ray talks about the story behinds the Glasgow EPB telecommunication network and the fight with the incumbent company Billy Ray Transcript 33
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2/5/2013
The Five Fundamentals for Future Telecommunications Explanation on the five fundamentals for telecommunication systems and the roles of federal, state, and local governments Harold Feld Transcript 32
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1/29/2013
Scarlett McGrady Explains Virginia's Wired Road History of the Wired Road network, how it was funded, and the benefits of the network Scarlett McGrady Transcript 31
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1/22/2013
Jason Bird Explains how Princeton Kept Jobs in Community with Publicly Owned Fiber Network Jason Bird discusses benefits of community fiber network in jobs retention and the broadband over power lines low cost approach Jason Bird Transcript 30
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1/15/2013
Susan Crawford, Captive Audience, and How to Kill the Cable Monopoly Susan Crawford discusses her book, Captive Audience, and the importance of telecommunication policy Susan Crawford Transcript 29
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1/8/2013
Bruce Kushnick Discussion on how big telephone companies fail to improve their infrastructure and why the regulators failed the consumers Bruce Kushnick Transcript 28
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1/2/2013
Best of 2012 Community Broadband Bits Review on best moments from the 2012 podcast Lisa Gonzalez; Christopher Mitchell Transcript 27
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12/18/2012
Josh Wallace, Palo Alto Discussion on Palo Alto's dark fiber network and how the city uses it to offer reliable, high-capacity to local businesses Josh Wallace Transcript 26
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12/11/2012
Dewayne Hendricks Returns Discussion on the importance of both fiber and wireless infrastructure and how they impact the entrepreneurs Dewayne Hendricks Transcript 25
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12/4/2012
Dr Browder of Bristol, Tennessee Dr Browder explains how Bristol built its FTTH networks and the benefits on the community Dr. Browder Transcript 24
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11/27/2012
Harold Feld from Public Knowledge Disucssion on economic reality of antitrust enforcement and telecommunication policies Harold Feld Transcript 23
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11/20/2012
Jason Grey from Danville, Virginia Jason Grey shares success story of community network in Danville, VA and how it helped transition the failing tobacco and textile town into a high-tech hub Jason Grey Transcript 22
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11/13/2012
Benoit Felten on Stokab Benoit Felten discusses Stokab, a municipal network in Stockholm, Sweden, its successful stories and the ripple effects from the network Benoit Felten Transcript 21
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11/6/2012
Amalia Deloney Necessity of the Internet access and how broadband relates to social justice Amalia Deloney Transcript 20
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10/30/2012
John St. Julien from Lafayette Sucessful organizing effort that built community fiber network in Lafayette John St. Julien Transcript 19
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10/23/2012
Dewayne Hendricks Promise of wireless broadband and how big telcos sabotage wireless technologies Dewayne Hendricks Transcript 18
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10/16/2012
Joe Knapp of Sandy, Oregon SandyNet's plan to expand broadband coverage in Sandy, Oregon Joe Knapp Transcript 17
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10/9/2012
JD Lester and Larry Gates - Chanute, Kansas Chanute's successful fiber and wireless network and its impact on their rural community JD Lester; Larry Gates Transcript 16
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10/2/2012
Geoff Daily - FiberCorps Planning and social relationships's importance in community fiber networks utilization Geoff Daily Transcript 15
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9/26/2012
Bob Frankston The essence of the Internet and the importance of community-owned broadband network Bob Frankston Transcript 14
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9/18/2012
Curtis Dean of Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Discussion on how affordable, reliable, fast broadband in rural area benefits the entire country Curtis Dean Transcript 13
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9/11/2012
Todd Murren with SpringNet, Missouri Missouri strong legislation around broadband, the history of SpringNet and its effect on employment Todd Murren Transcript 12
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9/4/2012
Steve Reneker of Riverside California Discussion on Riverside's decision to build it on networks and how it uses them to improve the efficiency of the government Steve Reneker Transcript 11
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8/28/2012
Vince Jordan from Longmont, Colorado History behind the network, reflections on referenda, and approach Longmont has taken to avoid getting involved in the cable television business Vince Jordan Transcript 10
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8/21/2012
Leslie Nulty with ECFiber in Vermont The history and how east central Vermont fund its broadband network Leslie Nulty Transcript 9
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8/14/2012
Jim Moorehead of Mendocino County, California How Mendocino County brought broadband to its citizens Jim Moorehead Transcript 8
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8/7/2012
Mary Beth Henry of Portland, Oregon Past and present efforts in Portland to improve access to broadband for local businesses and residents Mary Beth Henry Transcript 7
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7/31/2012
Cheryl Leanza of Progressive States Network Progress on how states are handling telecommunication problems and how people can get involved Cheryl Leanza Transcript 6
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7/24/2012
Catharine Rice of SEATOA SEATOA story on their advocating for anti-competition legislation in North Carolina and South Carolina Catharine Rice Transcript 5
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7/17/2012
Kevin Kryzda, CIO of Martin County, Florida Martin County's institutional network and potential to extend service to community Kevin Kryzda Transcript 4
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7/10/2012
UTOPIA and XMission Benefits of the UTOPIA open access network to the communities and local Internet service providers Todd Marriott; Pete Ashdown Transcript 3
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6/26/2012
Wired West Podcast Wired West Initiative and its progress in creating an open access fiber network in Western Massachusetts Monica Webb Transcript 2
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6/19/2012
Sibley County Fiber to the Farm Discussion on need and demand for broadband in rural areas and Sibley County collected support for a county-owned fiber network from residents Linda Kramer Transcript 1