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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The Kansas rural and urban broadband market - the people, businesses and organizations that pay for services - is demanding state government get out of the way and let the market get faster better Internet access. This market response... more
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The FCC just gave the green light to a broadband funding program to reward communities, utilities, co-ops, ISPs and others who can push the envelope to produce creative broadband solutions. Learn how you can develop a proposal... more
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Imagine there was no Google Fiber in Kansas City! The Kansas state legislature is poised to not only prohibit municipalities from owning broadband networks, it will prevent even private companies and nonprofits from delivering faster,... more
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There are many challenges to getting better broadband connectivity and choice in the U.S. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is championing competition as a means of ensuring Americans have access to advanced services. The question is, how... more
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The intersect between culture, broadband and economic development is important, and about to become more so as the Top 7 Intelligent Communities in the world are unveiled today by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). This... more
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Some critics like to bad mouth muni-owned broadband networks by spinning half-truths about cities they claim are failing. Loma Linda, CA, similar to other successes in the state such as Santa Monica and Burbank, is a winner on many... more
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There's a potential new channel for FCC broadband money, and you want a shot at getting some. If you're planning a pilot project for your broadband buildout, don't miss this interview. On January 30, the FCC is likely to approve an... more
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You can't discuss the digital divide and access to broadband without also addressing the lack of access to media: TV, radio, print. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler took a bold step and visited Oakland, CA to engage citizens directly in... more
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No matter how you tackle community broadband, every project becomes political at some point. Are you prepared? This past election saw the victory of two pro-municipal broadband ballot referendums, both in Colorado. These are as... more
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Go big or go home! That's the broadband gauntlet Los Angeles threw down in a big way last week. All eyes are turning to the West Coast to see what this bold entry means in the drive for Gigabit Cities. Angelenos are looking at a... more

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