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Peering: Then and Now on Community Broadband Bits Podcast #96
Montrose Moves Toward Muni Network -Community Broadband Bits Podcast #95
Advice for Starting a Community Network - Community Broadband Bits Episode #94
Benefits of Increased Broadband Utilization - Community Broadband Bits Podcast #93
Understanding the Georgia Communications Cooperative - Community Broadband Bits Podcast #92
To Overbuild or Underbuild? A Rural Policy Conundrum - Community Broadband Bits Podcast #91
Lisa Gonzalez and I, Christopher Mitchell, are back in studio for a short conversation about the implications of a municipal network or a coop receiving subsidies from government to engage in overbuilding, where it builds a fiber network in an area already served by slow DSL and cable networks. This has become an important issue as Minnesota considers a fund that would encourage networks in areas currently unserved and possibly underserved. We discuss the economics, fairness, and practial realities of both allowing "overbuilding" and disallowing it as Minnesota features two similar networks that have come to different conclusions, to the advantage and disadvantage of different local stakeholders. Read the transcript from this episode here. We want your feedback and suggestions for the show - please e-mail us or leave a comment below. Also, feel free to suggest other guests, topics, or questions you want us to address. This show is 13 minutes long and can be played below on this page or via iTunes or via the tool of your choice using this feed. Listen to previous episodes here. You can can download this Mp3 file directly from here. Find more episodes in our podcast index. Thanks to Valley Lodge for the music, licensed using Creative Commons. The song is "Sweet Elizabeth."