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Latest Episodes

5G and the Future of Cellular Networks – Episode 16 of Connect This!
June 17, 2021

On Episode 16 of the Connect This! show, co-hosts Christopher and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) are joined by Sascha Segan (lead mobile analyst at PCMag.com) and Virgilio Fiorese (formerly of Ericsson, cu

How Equal Access Santa Cruz is Bridging the Digital Divide – Episode 15 of Connect This!
June 03, 2021

On Episode 15 of the Connect This! Show, co-hosts Christopher and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) are joined by two representatives from the Internet Service Provider Cruzio: James Hackett (Director of Business Operations & Development) and Chris Frost (Dire...

The Finance Edition – Connect This! Episode 14
May 28, 2021

On Episode 14 of the Connect This! show co-hosts Christopher and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) are joined by Doug Dawson (President, CCG Consulting) and Kim McKinley (CMO, UTOPIA Fiber) to talk public and private financing models for building network infra...

Connect This! Episode 13 – Middle-Mile Challenges and Internet Exchange Points
May 21, 2021

On Episode 13 of Connect This!, co-hosts Christopher and Travis Cart (USI Fiber) are joined by Reid Fishler (Senior Director, Hurricane Electric) and Fletcher Kittredge (CEO, GWI) to talk about the issues that come up in building and maintaining backha...

Options Available to Cities Under the American Rescue Plan Broadband Rules – Episode 12 of Connect This!
May 12, 2021

On Episode 12 of Connect This!, hosts Christopher Mitchell and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) are joined by returning guests Doug Dawson (CCG Consulting) and Kimberly McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber) to talk about the recently released Treasury rules outlining the u...

How Open Access Networks Impact ISPs – Episode 11 of Connect This!
May 07, 2021

In Episode 11 of the Connect This! Show, hosts Christopher Mitchell and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) are joined by Kim McKinley (Chief Marketing Officer, UTOPIA Fiber), Pete Ashdown (Founder and CEO, XMission) and Cameron Francis (CEO,

Preparing for Broadband Funding in the American Rescue Plan- Episode 10 of Connect This!
May 03, 2021

On Episode 10 of Connect This!, hosts Christopher Mitchell and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) were joined by Joanne Hovis (President, CTC Energy and Technology) and Doug Dawson (President, CCG Consulting) to talk about how communities can prepare for the un...

Broadband Infrastructure Funding in the American Rescue Plan – Episode 9 of Connect This!
April 07, 2021

On Episode 9 of Connect This!, hosts Christopher Mitchell and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) are joined by Kim McKinley (Chief Marketing Officer, UTOPIA Fiber) and Doug Dawson (President, CCG Consulting) to talk about the recently signed American Rescue Pla...

Decoding the Emergency Broadband Benefit – Episode 8 of Connect This!
March 25, 2021

One component of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 was the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a $3.2 billion program designed to get families connected to available service that they otherwise might not be able to afford.

Overbuilding and the Value of Real Competition – Episode 7 of Connect This!
March 05, 2021

This episode, co-hosts Christopher and Travis Carter (CEO, US Internet) are joined by Deb Socia (President/CEO, The Enterprise Center), and Brian Worthen (President, Visionary Communications and CEO, Mammoth Networks) to talk about overbuilding.