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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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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

Broadband and economic development is not just a rural issue. Though it may seem that urban areas have plenty of broadband, many do not have affordable speeds that also are sufficient for attracting new companies, increasing... more

When it comes to speed, wireless advocates say this technology holds its own even in Kansas City where Google promises to deliver 1 gig connectivity. One home-grown Kansas City wireless ISP (WISP) is already delivering 2 gigabit... more

Chattanooga is not the only community executing a full court press to encourage and facilitate gigabit application development. Illinois is trying its hand at running contests to create the most awesome apps to run on the several networks being... more

Word of the Tacoma public-owned network's demise is not only exaggerated, it is a blatant lie told by CenturyLink minions to try to steal Click! customers. Click! is 15 years old and increasing both its power and reach. Click! General... more

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