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  • 01:31

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

    in Internet


    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!

    in Internet

    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.   

  • 01:04

    Episode 307: Our Own Private Petard - Procurement & Strategy with Robert Farley

    in Military

    This Sunday we are going to look at the big pixels that supports the entire national security infrastructure above it.

    Using his recent article in The National Interest, The Real Threat to America's Military (And It's Not China, Russia or Iran), we will tackle the greatest challenge of a world power - those things it has no one else to blame for.

    Procurement, strategy, and the choices we make. The run of the last 30 years of weapons development and strategic foresight has not been a very good one. Why?

  • 4 Powers of Strategy: Power of Action

    in Women

    Join host and business success coach, Trina Newby as she discuss the 4 Powers of Strategy.  Today, Trina will cover the Power of Action.  Learn why it is the most important key to a strategy!

  • 01:00

    4 Powers of Strategy

    in Women

    It's no secret that consistency and stratgic planning are essential for a successful business!  Join host and business success coach, Trina Newby as she introduces the 4 Powers of Business Strategy during the month of October.

  • 00:33

    HR Examiner Radio: Maia Josebachvili, VP, Strategy & People, Greenhouse.io

    in Business

    Maia has a decade of experience building teams at high-growth technology companies. She is currently VP of Strategy and People at Greenhouse.io, a software company and Recruiting Optimization platform. Maia is responsible for overseeing Internal Strategy, Recruiting, People Operations, Talent Management, and Employee Experience.

    Prior to Greenhouse, Maia founded Urban Escapes, a travel and events company that focused on creating ‘social adventures for young professionals.’ During her time as CEO she was named one of Inc. Magazine’s 30 Top Entrepreneurs Under 30 Years Old.  She went on to sell Urban Escapes to LivingSocial, an Amazon-backed e-commerce company.  As part of the acquisition, Maia joined the LivingSocial team as GM of New Initiatives, where she built a team of 75 full-time and 700 part-time employees across the country.

  • 01:26

    God's Strategy for Increase

    in Christianity

    As believers in Christ the Word challenges us to increase both materially and spiritually. But, what are the methods used to bring increase into our lives? Join us as we explore the strategy's  in place to bring increase in to the lives of the believer. For more information about this ministry or to sow a monthly covenant financial seed visit our website at kogwoc.org for more details

  • 00:33

    HRExaminer Radio: Julie Moreland, Sr. VP, Strategy/People Sciences, PeopleMatter

    in Business

    As Senior Vice President of Strategy & People Sciences, Julie leads the team responsible for providing behavioral assessments designed for measuring job fit, attitude and level of engagement of candidates and employees. With more than 20 years of experience, Julie is a nationally respected authority on practical business applications of assessment technologies.

    Before joining PeopleMatter, Julie was the CEO of PeopleClues and the co-developer of several employment assessment products used by thousands of companies globally. She led an international team of Psychologists through a 3-year rigorous review and was awarded an industry-coveted certification from the British Psychological Society for the PeopleClues Assessments.

    Julie holds a bachelors degree in Finance from the University of West Georgia with a secondary emphasis on Business Information Systems. In her personal time, Julie enjoys riding her Harley through the Sonoma wine country, spending time with great friends and family on both coasts and playing with her four-legged child, Harpo, an Airedale mix.



  • 00:05

    CEOs And Business Owners: Are You Refining Your Business Strategy?

    in Business

    Listen to today's Talk Business With Howard 5 minute podcast with business expert - strategist - and advisor to CEOs, presidents and business owners, Howard Lewinter: CEOs And Business Owners: Are You Refining Your Business Strategy?

  • 02:00

    Is US Strategy For ISIS Working? Nat'l Reviews Fowler Remembers 60 Yrs, & Movies

    in Politics

    Tom Doyle-U.S. Patience strategy against ISIS. What is really happening to underground Christians in the Middle East? How did that foreshadow the Paris attack.  

    Jack Fowler-National Review Publisher discusses a Confrontation With The Red Guard At Yale and the conservative magazines' past 60 years.

    Jeff Kemp-Time to Face Your Blitz with the former NFL QB & Family Life VP as he talks about the effective prayer of a son, and Steve Largent's son and sharing the burden.

    Steve "The Movie Guy" Evans-Live from the movie capital of the world, Hollywood, CA, The Movie Guy reports on the weekend's big winners at the box office and the best of the coming attractions.     

    Julia Schopick-The Patient advocate & best-selling author discusses Honest Medicine: Remedies For Chronic Illnesses.  She's paying her experiences forward.

    Joe Hicks-Project 21 black leadership network member, & the vice president of Community Advocates, Inc takes on the topic of Syrian refugees, do Governors have the right to not let them in?

    John McTernan-Is This Flood of Muslim Immigrants spelling the End of Europe?  Is This God's Judgment? McTernan is the founder of Defend and Proclaim the Faith Ministries.

    Phil Hotsenpiller-Influence Church of Anaheim Hills, CA Senior pastor explains Finding Direction In The Middle of Chaos & America's Heritage of the Rule of Law.

  • 00:30


    in Management

    The show that talks about aspects of business and management strategy and everyday current events.