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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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The Mississippi Delta region of the U.S. represents some of the biggest opportunities and challenges for broadband adoption. Needs here are great, but meeting those needs through broadband technologies will lead to a renaissance... more

Touted as "a major economic development engine," and finishing on time as well as on budget, the Three Ring Binder 1100-mile broadband project in Maine is open for business. Learn the secret to this project's success. Josh Broder,... more

In partnership with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Gigabit Nation host Craig Settles conducted a national survey of IEDC members and others affiliated with IEDC. The primary goal was to get a snapshot of how... more

As broadband stimulus projects wind their way toward network launches, there does not appear to be much news about broadband progress on tribal lands. Gigabit Nation shines some light on one particular project that is representative... more

Most local broadband projects involve a lot of cat herding. But when it comes to tackling statewide projects, that's similar to riding herd on the whole zoo. Jessica Dent joins us to share some experiences and offer insights to keeping... more

Today we only have two interviews as things wind down here in Dallas. 1:00 CST - The Network Doctor Is In Hiawatha Broadband CEO Gary Evans provides listeners with a valuable set of practical tips and recommendations for keeping... more

1:00 CST - The Smart Economics of Smart Grid and Broadband Katie Espeseth, Vice President of EPB Fiber Optics, discusses the origins of Chattanooga's fiber network as a economic development engine. EPB's initial goal was to use the... more

Gigabit Nation is coming to you live from Dallas at the FTTH Council annual conference. These interviews give you a feel for some of the many sessions and activities going on here. 1:00 CST - How Broadband Impacts Economic... more

Communities have a tough time getting broadband should tune in to see how Wilson, NC. keeps doing well in a state very hostile to muni networks. Wilson was an early broadband freedom fighter, and against heavy odds, managed to... more

The practice of medicine and healthcare delivery are going through significant changes thanks to broadband. What does this mean for your community? A telehealth project in the Golden State gives the rest of the nation a peek at the... more

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