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Craig Settles, president of CJ Speaks (www.cjspeaks.com), and guests discuss business strategies for putting broadband networks and telehealth into place, as well as policy issues that affect community broadband and telehealth. Gigabit Nation’s mission is threefold: 1) inform listeners how to get meaningful broadband and telehealth into communities everywhere, 2) help communities increase broadband and telehealth adoption and 3) provide a vehicle for people to work together – and with organizations – to advance digital technologies.

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With this week's modernization of the FCC's Lifeline, the impact of libraries in this program is a crucial discussion, though I'm still trying to understand how community broadband can be used in the program. Don Means, Director of the... more

Healthcare and medical service delivery are the future killer apps of the community broadband networks. Possibly even than economic development, the potential to use these networks to impact practically every injured, sick and even... more

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... more

The Obama Administration was deadly serious in September when they called for all Federal hands on deck to meet the challenges of deploying broadband everywhere. The EPA – yes, that EPA – along with the USDA's... more

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,... more

There is a huge need to put our urban broadband house in order. ConnectHome is the Obama administration's latest salvo to narrow the gap between the digital have's and the have not's, particularly in urban areas. Michael Liimatta, newly... more

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... more

[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... more

?We might push a gig, but we have plans to heavily promote 10 Mbps and 20 Mbps services,? states Bob Hance, President and CEO of Midwest Energy Cooperative. He has learned that communities' diverse needs benefit from... more

Are we entering a digital arms race? First Salisbury, NC announces its 10-gigabit network last month. Then Chattanooga announced its 10-gigabit network last week. Should the dozens of communities planning or starting to build gig... more

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