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Craig Settles and guests discuss business strategies for putting broadband networks into place, as well as policy issues that affect community broadband. Gigabit Nation’s mission is threefold: 1) inform listeners how to get meaningful broadband into communities everywhere, 2) help communities increase broadband adoption and 3) provide a vehicle for people to work together – and with organizations – to get broadband done.

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Munis are in the infrastructure business, a.k.a. municipal broadband networks, and doing rather well at it. Indianola Municipal Utilities (IMU) in Iowa is a great example of a city-built asset that is busy creating innovative solutions to meet... more

It's all hands on deck as several Obama Administration agencies and departments spring into action implementing components of the Obama Broadband Doctrine announced recently in Cedar Falls, IA. Today learn how your community can get... more

Tennessee, along with North Carolina, has become Ground Zero in the Obama Administration's drive to roll back state laws restricting public-owned broadband networks. But what about on the ground? How do consumers, businesses and... more

Cedar Falls, IA became Ground Zero for launching a Presidential drive for gigabit community-owned broadband throughout the U.S. Learn how this 20-year old network took center stage last week as the latest beacon leading cities... more

A big majority of the hundreds of citywide and partial-reach broadband networks are celebrated successes by their stakeholders, businesses and residential subscribers, disproving critics who wrongly claim all public-owned networks are... more

There are 20 are about states with restrictions on muni- and public utility-owned broadband. More states may try to join them in 2015. But communities across America are gearing up to push back. Learn how the Coalition for Local Internet... more

A large majority of municipal and public utility broadband networks are successes. Next Century Cities lays out several paths to help your community to reach this winner's circle. NCC Executive Director Deb Socia describes for listeners a... more

State laws mandating these public-owned broadband networks get voter approval through referendum campaigns used to mean near-certain death for any project. Kiss those days goodbye! Meet the winners who have turned the... more

ATTENTION: There is heavy static in show's first 3-4 minutes, but it clears up after that. The pride of the pack when it comes to community broadband business models is the open-access model in which the local government or public utility... more

If someone owed you $400 BILLION, would you really trust them to look out for your best interests? Currently, Comcast is trying to convince regulators that it's in consumers' best interest if they swallow up Time Warner, AT&T apparently... more

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