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Innovating for Community Benefits in Clarksville, Tennessee – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 373
September 10, 2019

This week, we have a returning guest from Tennessee to tell us about the many positive changes occurring in Clarksville, home of CDE Lightband. Christy Batts, Broadband Division Director at the network joins Christopher; her last appearance on the podc...

Pew Puts State Broadband Policy in One Place – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 372
September 03, 2019

For community leaders, advocates, and researchers who follow broadband policy, trying to stay up-to-date on the many variations of state policy across the U.S. is a daunting task. As approaches change, the work becomes more complicated. Now,

Deep Dive Into 5G with PCMag Mobile Expert – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 371
August 27, 2019

When we released our Pocket Guide to 5G Hype, we expected to see some reactions from others on the unrealistic expectations about 5G. When this week’s guest contacted us because he disagreed with some of the Pocket Guide content, however,

Realtors a Voice for Property Owners as Colorado Advances Broadband – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 370
August 20, 2019

Multiple studies in recent years indicate that properties with fast, reliable Internet access sell faster, bring in a higher price, and are in demand by potential buyers. Properties with slow or no Internet access languish. In Colorado,

South Dakota Fiber All About the Local – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 369
August 13, 2019

When rural Internet access providers work together to reach common goals, they improve their chances of succeeding. Groups such as the South Dakota Telecommunications Association (SDTA) help members get organized and pursue common needs together.

The State of State Preemption, Nineteen is the Number – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 368
August 06, 2019

An increasing number of local communities are investigating ways to improve connectivity through municipal networks. Some of these communities must find a way to overcome state laws that preclude them from investing in broadband infrastructure,

Clarksville, Arkansas, Building Millennial Mecca with Fiber – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 367
July 30, 2019

John Lester, General Manager of Clarksville Connected Utilities in Arkansas, was on our show several years ago to talk about his work in Chanute, Kansas. Since then, he’s moved on to Clarksville to bring the community’s infrastructure up-to-date with f...

Top Experts Sound Off on Sprint and T-Mobile Merger – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 366
July 23, 2019

The Sprint / T-Mobile merger has been in process for about a year now, with a series of odd, dramatic twists and turns. Recently, a group of state attorneys general sued to stop the transaction. This week, Christopher talks with telecom policy experts ...

Rio Blanco Exceeds Expectations in Colorado – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 365
July 16, 2019

Rio Blanco County in western Colorado is more than 3,200 square miles with a population of only about 6,400 people in the entire county. Due to the low population density and rural nature of much of the county,

David Young Shares the Story of Lincoln – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 364
July 09, 2019

This week, we’re bringing another podcast interview that Christopher conducted while at Mountain Connect in Colorado. David Young, former Fiber Infrastructure and Right-of-Way Manager for the city of Lincoln, Nebraska,