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The Impact of Fiber to the Home

High-speed broadband is an important national investment, in both urban and rural landscapes across the country. Communities lacking broadband access or high speed broadband can have a negative effect on attracting new businesses or retaining existing businesses. The term “Gig City” is a term that is attracting attention from numerous large cities with the Google build out program, and has also been picked up by others both large and small.
Written by Sam Harlan at 00:00
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A Battle without a Plan

There is the story of a man on a journey that did not know where he was going, had no idea on how to get there and was never sure when he arrived. That seems very illogical in today’s world with all the GPS, maps and travel assistance available. Yet in today’s competitive telecommunications arena there is the perception that we do not need to plan anything because of the uncertainty of technology and unresolved financial high cost support ICC, USF and CAF2.
Written by Sam Harlan at 00:00

Be A Winner In October With Broadband Funding

Communication Service Providers interested in potentially pursuing some portion of the $100M being offered by the FCC as part of their broadband funding experiment now that the eligible CBs (census blocks) have been identified, have until October 14 to file. Questions range from regulatory and technology concerns to whether or not a winning bid can be submitted that still allows for a viable business case.
Written by James Kovaly at 00:00

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Big Data – Big Hype or Big Rainbow

With all the clamor the past year about Big Data is this the service that will cause the broadband pipes to fill and the revenue to soar from business and residential applications? The terms the Internet of Things or Everything also refers to a futuristic view where data will make George Jetson seem more like Fred Flintstone. Is there a business case for rural telephone providers to position and benefit from this change?
Written by Sam Harlan at 10:00

We Are Not Just The Telephone Company Anymore

One of my greatest skills is to state the obvious. Those of you who know me understand that I am the one in the meeting that listens to everyone else, then makes a statement that is intuitively obvious. So, that will likely be the theme of my blogs: “Deep Thoughts from Mr. Obvious”. So, my “obvious” comment of the day is that telecommunications companies have to transform themselves from “The Telephone Company” to a “Broadband Company”. Again, the obvious is that this transformation is not only changing your network, but changing the entire culture of your company.
Written by Rick Overman at 09:00

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