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  • 00:48

    After Raising $1.6 Billion for Communities, Firm Targets Community Broadband

    in Internet

    National Community Development Services (NCDS) leads multimillion-dollar economic development fundraising drives, and the firm is partnering with Craig Settles to bring NCDS’ success to broadband. Both believe that there are more people and organizations than communities realize that are able and willing to financially support broadband deployments to their communities.


    NCDS President Tom DiFiore presents highlights of the firm’s methodology that has raised over $1.6 billons for 500 communities in 46 states. Mr. Settles consulting expertise, philosophy and thought leadership in broadband strategy dovetails with NDCS in a four-step service that opens broadband funding opportunities as well as helps networks’ long-term financial successes.


    Many communities let the “lack” of money stymie their broadband dreams. Mr. Settles’ and NCDS’ lead communities through a creation orientation to produce an asset that boosts the economy, increases local government efficiency, improves healthcare delivery and transforms education. In addition, NCDS leaves a system in place to facilitate other community economic development fundraising projects.


    These combined services draw their origins from “Show Me the (Hidden) Money for Community Broadband,” Mr. Settles’ recent Community Broadband Snapshot Report.


     

  • 00:58

    The State Broadband in the State of Oregon

    in Internet

    [Tech glitch zapped the last 25 min. We're going to have a do-over and record that part again.]


    There’s a lot going on in broadband in Oregon. Communities such as Sandy are upgrading their infrastructure significantly, or planning their initial networks. Co-op are energized and several of them are planning to launch broadband initiatives. The rural telephone companies are providing creative solutions that are getting communities connected.


    Joseph Franell, General Manager and CEO of Eastern Oregon Telecom, discusses some of the opportunities and the challenges that communities face here in the state. Gigabit Nation is broadcasting live from the Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference, which draws statewide attendees to share ideas, experiences and knowledge about telecommunications.


    Franell and Gigabit Nation host Craig Settles highlight:



    some of the challenges with bridging the broadband divide in education;
    addressing the urban/rural divide;
    what is the "right" model to deploy gigabit networks in rural markets;
    how has the USF/ICC reform impacted rural carriers and how are they moving forward;
    what are the pluses and minuses of the Google Fiber model.


    Sandy, OR’s move to gigabit broadband is one of the many case stories in Settles’ new book, Building the Gigabit City, Vol. 2.


     

  • 02:02

    J.E.S. US MINISTRIES

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    J.E,S. US Today Now

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    40 Acres and a Good Broadband Connection

    in Internet

    In the 1860s, the progressive thinkers of the time felt that giving newly freed people their own land and leading edge technology – in this case, a mule – would jump start the poor on a journey to a better life. 150 years later, we are dealing with similar issues as we try to bridge the economic gap with the leading edge technology of our time – broadband. Will we find our way this time?


    Colin Rhinesmith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at University of Oklahoma, and Brian Whitacre, Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University conducted excessive research on how to get better broadband adoption rates within low-income, seniors and youth populations. They join us to discuss their findings and explore options for getting these populations on board with broadband.


    Rhinesmith and Whitacre describe one category of people who don’t use broadband as the Un-Adopters, and present why policymakers and federal agencies that fund broadband must develop strategies for addressing Un-Adopters. They address this category in the context of non-adopters, and the country overall.


    We also will explore the downside of leaving Un-Adopters un-served. Could the cost of getting these constituents on board with broadband be better spent in other ways given how small the segments is? Given the effort of getting un-adopters and non- doctors to use broadband, what are some of the downsides and upsides if we are successful? Our guests present compelling reasons why policymakers must not leave these constituents out in the cold.

  • 02:00

    J.E.S. US TODAY

    in Christianity

    Teaching Elohim's Word, discussing today's events, playing Great Gospel, and praying.

  • 02:00

    J.E.S US GOSPEL JAMS

    in The Bible

    Playing Gospel Music & Taking Song Requests

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  • 00:30

    Let Us Pray

    in Religion

    We will be praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of Faith in today's Rosary Prayer Vigil.


    Join us in praying the rosary here in Studio B, of Celtic Cross Radio Network.

  • 01:58

    J.E.S US GOSPEL JAMS

    in The Bible

    Playing Gospel Music, taking Prayer and Song requests

  • 00:30

    Let Us Pray

    in Religion

    Greetings folks, in this prayer vigil of "Let Us Pray" we will be praying the Joyful Mysteries of Faith in our Standard Catholic Rosary Recital.


    So join and pray with us here in Studio B, your Celtic Cross Radio Network, Old Catholic Radio program of the Christian Warrior Network.


    6:00 PM (EST) every Thursday Evening, prompted with prayer intentions and meditation for your spiritual essence.


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