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  • 01:31

    Colorado Cites: This broadband train has left the station, full steam ahead!

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    If there ever was a sign that the floodgates on community broadband have fully opened, it's this Election Day as 46 Colorado communities vote on taking back their right to build public networks. Get election results here on Gigabit Nation's special in 90-minute broadcast. Is this going to be a clean sweep?

    Ken Fellman, general counsel with the Colorado Communications and Utility Alliance, joins us with summary analysis of how the communities voted and what do these results mean for broadband in the state. Fellman and host Craig Settles also will call on some of the towns and counties to get first-hand observations, and thoughts on how the communities will proceed.

    Another topic of discussion is the impact that the election results will have on the competitive landscape of the state. The day after last year's election, Comcast announced a statewide increase of their broadband speed. What might incumbents do this year in the face of what is expected to be an unanimous consensus for public broadband by the electorate? Will the winds of change blow over into other states with restrictions on municipal broadband?

    My latest book on broadband strategy goes into depth about how to deal with states that have restrictions on public broadband.


  • The Co-op Calvary Gives Community Broadband Major Boost!

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    Some creative thinking saved the broadband dreams of 10 cities in two Minnesota counties. Could cooperatives (co-ops) provide the magic bullet for municipalities encumbered with funding and political hurdles?

    Communities in Renville and Sibley Counties created the RS Fiber Cooperative to address rural communication needs. Recently the communities decided to lend the co-op funds they need to build a fiber and wireless infrastructure to cover the towns and farmlands in the co-op's service area. The arrangement resolves several challenges that a number of communities face:

    it was easier for cities to pass a bond to pay the co-op to build the network rather then have the cities build it;
    co-ops’ existing community relationships translate into faster network take rates;
    Minnesota is one of the 21 states with a law restricting public broadband.

    Mark Erickson, Winthrop, MN EDA Director and a key contributor to the project joins us to talk us through the complexities of the financial arrangement and the benefits of having the co-op take the lead on the network buildout. He also discusses the role of co-ops in the bigger broadband picture as they take aggressive action in deploying networks.

    My new book, Building the Gigabit City, Vol 2, devotes significant coverage to co-ops and their increasing impact on broadband.   

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    Speaking on life topics, taking prayer requests and playing great music.

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    Playing great Gospel Music and taking song requests.

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    Sharing the uncompromised Word of God, playing great Gospel Music, taking Prayer Requests and just talking about life in general.

  • 00:25

    Us old bitches know something

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    Unscriped at lib talk show. One bitch two puppies! Free speech no holds barred! Talking about anything and everything!

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    Playing the BEST in ALL GENRES of Gospel Music for 2 hours STRAIGHT with minimum interruption!

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    Listening to Awesome Gospel Music and Calling in with your song requests.

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    Study on trust issues in our everyday lives along with hearing some great Gospel Music! By the end of the lesson it will be abundantly clear who CAN and CANNOT be TRUSTED!

  • 00:31

    Transform your life with us!

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    Who knows what we'll be talking about this week, but it's sure to be something that will enable you to live your best possible life and be the best possible "you."  Each week we try to put a positive spin on current events or on something that has happened to us personally. If there's something happening in your life or something you'd like to hear our take on...please message us or leave a comment below the show and we'll address it.  Please also take a second and follow this channel, it will help us in the btr standings and let us reach more people.

    Here is the link to the calendar we talk about in this episode! http://www.ibbilanepress.com

    As always, thank you so much for listening!

  • 00:26

    US Racing Sports Gambling Show

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    US Racing’s Derek Simon discusses the recent announcement by Andrew Beyer that his famous speed figures have changed. Derek also explains how teaser betting works and how players can turn the odds in their favor.

    In the Sports Handicapping segment, Kevin Rogers of VegasInsider drops by to give his thoughts on Stanford vs. Notre Dame, USC vs. UCLA and the San Diego Chargers vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars.