Gigabit Nation

Gigabit Nation

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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.

On-Demand Episodes

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This is the re-scheduled interview: "Hey, were you born in a barn?" "No, but our broadband was and it kicks butt!" That's B-4-R-N, thank you. Broadband for the Rural North. They have a story to tell, and every community whose broadband... more
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Super WiFi (a.k.a. TV white spaces) promises to re-purpose idle TV channels so they can be used to build more powerful and less expensive WiFi networks than with previous versions of WiFi. Wilmington, NC is the first US city to put this... more
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Believing nothing succeeds like success, AIR.U is following quickly on the heels of Gig.U with a bold plan to tap Super WiFi (unused TV channels) to bring wireless broadband to potentially hundreds of university towns in rural America.... more
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How does your community get out from under the thumb of large incumbents responsible only to Wall Street and win better broadband? By becoming independent of these anti-market forces and building a true community network.... more
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Your community could be sitting on a broadband funding gold mine and not even know it! San Leandro, CA-based software company OSIsoft stepped into the breach to build a fiber network for their hometown. OSIsoft CEO Pat Kennedy... more
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This episode of Gigabit Nation tackles a few big misconceptions about broadband that are holding communities back. One is that you can't sell services at an inexpensive rate. Another myth, which may have needlessly killed a project in... more
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US Ignite launched last week with a big White House gathering, and has been riding a huge wave of publicity and questions. Lots of questions. Today we hope to get quite a few of yours answered. US Ignite founding partners Sue... more
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Consider Gainesville, FL an epicenter of innovation that drives economic development. Gig.U is helping raise their innovation to a new level. Learn how to develop a similar epicenter in your community. Ted Kellermann, Director of... more
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Faced with too many people paying too much for too little broadband, the Australian government decided the infrastructure was too important to the public to be left vulnerable to market forces alone. So they are building a national... more
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This story of broadband-driven economic development is inspiring. Around 2003, Danville, VA faced pretty bleak economic conditions, including huge unemployment. As tobacco farming died out in the state, towns were shrinking... more

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