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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 battle in Longmont for its citizens and businesses to take back their right to make their own best broadband decisions was about more than good campaigning. It was about a community making itself aware of its broadband... more

Seems like everywhere you turn, someone wants to throw money at you if you have a great broadband app that takes advantage of gigabit networks. Are you going to step up for a chance for mo' money, mo' money, mo' money? John... more

How do you maximize your community's investment in broadband? By creating great applications to run on your network. A recent day-long brainstorming session in Kansas City generated hundreds of ideas for great broadband apps. We're... more

Think you have the next killer gigabit app? The answer could net you $100,000. And while we're talking about it, our guest Scott Mize will discuss the investment potential of broadband networks and applications. Scott is an Advisor to Think... more

Despite billions spent so far on broadband, are communities fully prepared to make libraries the literal and virtual backbone of their broadband strategies? Rich and poor, young and old, rural and urban, most people use a library.... more

Washington policymakers are making a big deal about the valuable role wireless will play in getting broadband to unserved and underserved communities. But are you and D.C. talking about the same wireless? Before Gigabit Nation host... more

Overcoming a fitful start, a reorganized and reinvigorated UTOPIA has made strides strides forward. New cities are continually buying onto the network to enable affordable broadband for their constituents, businesses and residents are... more

This past August, Craig Settles conducted a national survey of economic development professionals to get their feedback on how broadband can impact local economies. Today he presents the findings from this research. There... more

Community-run networks are on the leading edge of broadband deployment in the U.S. These networks serve cities and counties where incumbent telcos won't go. They deliver speeds and quality of service incumbents can't or won't... more

Listeners learn some of the secrets of designing and executing a statewide broadband plan. Maine's broadband stimulus-funded project has cleared initial hurdles and is moving forward. Driven by the Maine Fiber Company (MFC), the... more