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The Gigahits Keep On Coming! Bristol, TN Joins 1-Gig Club

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Before you know it, Tennessee is going to become a 1-gig state, as Bristol becomes its latest town to begin offering 1 Gbps service to residents and businesses. Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) is a municipal-owned utility that has been doing broadband right since 1998.

BTES CEO Dr. Michael Browder describes the utility's long history of using fiber to serve customers, initially by linking its substations to the main office, and most recently through its powerful upgrade of broadband services. Dr. Browder reveals a few of BTES' secrets in staying ahead of the technology curve as well as their bigger competitors. 

Listeners also learn some valuable tips on planning, marketing and producing significant benefits for BTES' various constituencies. Communities laying out their 2013 broadband plans definitely want to tune in for this interview.