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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.


     

  • 01:01

    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.

  • 00:15

    Walter Wise - BPI Strategy Group

    in Entrepreneur

    Host Kevin Willett is joined by Walter Wise from the BPI Strategy Group. 


    BPI Strategy Group provides consulting, training and support to help you create an integrated revenue capture process.


    We offer business success solutions and advisement that is scalable and replicable and provide action steps to build a distinct, sustainable competitive advantage that increases their performance.


    We integrate multiple departments together simultaneously to transform your entire businesses into an asset that is holistically successful and fixated on revenue capture. For more information please visit their website at http://www.bpistrategy.com/


    For more infomation about the Friends of Kevin Networking Group and to see a list of upcoming events please visit our website at http:\\friendsofkevin.com 

  • 01:01

    Episode 317: Naval Presence and National Strategy, with Jerry Hendrix

    in Military

    From the same school as "If you want peace, prepare for war," a global maritime power must maintain a presence at sea. It must design a national strategy in line with its economic capability and political will, and make sure it mans, trains, and equips its navy in line with the design.


    If presence is a critical function of a navy, how is it best accomplished, what are the tradeoffs, and how does it impact friends, competitors, and those sitting on the fence?


    Our guest for the full hour to discuss this and more will be Dr. Henry J. Hendrix, Jr, CAPT USN (Ret).


    Jerry is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security.


    When on active duty, his staff assignments include tours with the Chief of Naval Operation’s Executive Panel (N00K), and the OSD Office of Net Assessment From 2011-2012 he served as the Director and Designated Federal Officer of the Secretary of the Navy’s Advisory Panel.  He also contributed to the 2012 Department Posture Statement to the Congress.  Following the fall, 2011 Navy Inspector General’s Report on the state of the Naval History and Heritage Command, he was verbally ordered by the Secretary to assume the position of Director of Naval History. 


    Hendrix previously served as the Navy Fellow to the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. He has been awarded a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Purdue University, Masters Degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School (National Security Affairs) and Harvard University (History) and received his doctorate from King’s College, London (War Studies).   

  • 02:03

    SOS Strategy of Success with Shahid Abdullah /TAMARA NEAL

    in Islam

    “The Strategy of Success” radio program will discuss many topics and give the listener a great deal of information on current issues, a plan of action and other activities that will focus on the most excellent and proven methods for the African American, in particular, to achieve success; However, the solutions offered will be appropriate for all ages, genders, political affiliations or religious beliefs.


     In these two power-packed hours, in addition to sure-fired solutions, there will be invited guest authors, speakers, entrepreneurs, and other professional who will assist you on your path to success. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from these professionals who will be ready to explain “how" you can achieve your goals and material objects.


     

  • 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.


     

  • 00:16

    New Year - New....Email Marketing Strategy?

    in Business

    Email marketing is the gift that keeps on giving!  So why aren't you taking advantage of the gold mine at your feet?!


    On today's show, host Christopher Tompkins is going to share his quick start tips to getting a solid email marketing strategy off of the ground!


    To learn more about Christopher Tompkins, visit him online by clicking here and receive his brand new book for FREE!

  • 01:58

    SOS Strategy of Success with Shahid Abdullah / Dexter Thomas

    in Islam

    “The Strategy of Success” radio program will discuss many topics and give the listener a great deal of information on current issues, a plan of action and other activities that will focus on the most excellent and proven methods for the African American, in particular, to achieve success; However, the solutions offered will be appropriate for all ages, genders, political affiliations or religious beliefs.


     In these two power-packed hours, in addition to sure-fired solutions, there will be invited guest authors, speakers, entrepreneurs, and other professional who will assist you on your path to success. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from these professionals who will be ready to explain “how" you can achieve your goals and material objects.

  • 00:30

    Guest Bill Risser, VP, Digital Strategy at Chicago Title

    in Social Networking

    Join Mike & Ken as we welcome Bill Risser, VP of Digital Strategy at Chicago Title and talk about podcasting. Imagine that; PODCASTING! Who does that anymore? </kidding>


    Bill got interested in Podcasts a year ago and decided to start his own. In a stroke of genius he decided to choose the interview format to not be another advice show. (We think that may be a great way to roll.) In his role with Chicago Title, he has already been asked to help with new podcasts. His advice? "Always be learning and it helps to be curious."


    http://www.TheRealEstateSessions.com


    @BillRisser on Twitter

  • 00:32

    BFD Fantasy Football .com Show: News, Advice & Strategy

    in Football

    NFL Divisional Playoff Review and Championship Preview- Fantasy Football News, Advice & Strategy! BfdFantasyFootball.com Lead Editor, Joe Jefferson, hosts the free show with co-host BFD Writer, Dave Terpoilli. Joe and Dave will analyze NFL player news for the fantasy football implications and advise on strategy to help you win your league! Visit the site (bfdfantasyfootball.com) and join now for free newsletter or become a member to get all our unique content and get advice from proven WINNERS! Joe and Dave are both considered to be some of the best fantasy football minds on the planet as they actually play in some of the most competitive leagues in the world! Why take advice from a guy who only plays in his office league?! Who advises you?