This is the transcript for Episode 301 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast. US Internet serves much of Minneapolis with fiber and wireless services. Travis Carter joins the show to discuss how the company does it. Listen to this episode here.
Travis Carter: I want to be the first NFL city in the US, done with fiber. There'll be a fiber cable out in front of every home, every business, every everything.
Lisa Gonzalez: You're listening to episode 301 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast from the institute for Local Self-Reliance. I'm Lisa Gonzalez. Travis Carter from US Internet joins Christopher this week. Travis has been on the show before to talk about what it's like to own and operate an independent Internet service company and how has the company evolved from offering wireless in Minneapolis to now deploying fiber all over the city. That was episode 194. This time Travis talks about the progress US Internet has made in its goal to blanket all of Minneapolis with high quality fiber connectivity. He also chats with Christopher about the differences between investing in operating and maintaining fiber networks and different wireless networks. He also gets into some of the lessons he's learned through trial and error. This was our chance to go straight to the source. Now, here's Christopher with Travis Carter from US Internet.
Chris M: Welcome to another Broadband Community Bits, that didn't sound right?
Travis Carter: That's not the right way.
Chris M: No.
Travis Carter: Welcome to episode 301 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast.
Chris M: Welcome to episode 301. Travis Carter is back in the house while I'm back in Travis Carter's house in this case, for episode 301. That's 301 episodes. Welcome back.
Travis Carter: Yeah, amazing
Chris M: Well, you know, I have to say that I'm enthusiastic. Listeners like you are, why we keep doing it.
Travis Carter: Yes, and I really wanted to be 300, but you know, I'll take the 301 spot.
Chris M: Yes. Well, we'll just, if we go back to counting from zero and renumber our episodes, a proper...Read more