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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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It's full steam ahead as dozens of Colorado communities prepare to pass referenda to take back their rights to build public broadband networks. Top of the planning list is determining how to finance these infrastructure projects. Virgil... more

It's good to take a step back, gauge the ways broadband has advanced as a community asset, and get a sense how these networks are moving cities forward. As Gigabit Nation celebrates its 4th anniversary, this is a good opportunity... more

From a regulatory perspective, the FCC is the lead agency shaping this Administration's broadband legacy, both for its aggressive policymaking and its program funding. This interview looks at how far the FCC has come, and how... more

A sure bet for recouping you broadband investment? Follow Columbus, Ohio's game plan of marrying wired and wireless broadband so your local government's Internet of Things and their Internet of People to form a truly smart city.... more

Look at every successful Community network and you will find good marketing that begins months before a network actually launches. Longmont, CO has marketed its network for several years, and has the take-rates (new... more

Developing relationships with elected officials and city government staff is critical to any muni network marketing plan, both locally and at the state level. For many communities, public networks are bipartisan efforts. At the state level, however,... more

[Due tech difficuties, there is a 5-min audio blackout. You can fast-foward when this happens.] Sometimes the obvious solution to a broadband challenge is right there in front of a community. Like money. Waverly, IA realized that not just one... more

Forward-thinking people in five U.S. cities hit the bleeding-edge of innovation this past weekend while answering the question, ?what can we do with a gig?? The future of gig apps looks particularly bright according to French telecom... more

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