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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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The Holy Grail of Backup

The cloud is a real lifesaver and time saver when it comes to backup. While most consumers and home users will find a single cloud backup to be enough, businesses need to take a different approach. Having a single tier backup in the cloud is not enough.
Written by Allen Lepke 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

Monetize Your Network

How often have you heard the phrase “monetize your network”? The meaning may seem obvious, but the “how” is where the fog rolls in. Everyone “knows” the term monetize is the responsibility of sales and marketing. Then there is the billing system required to support the effort. Yet, if you were to roll out a new product to a retail market, the sales process would point out exactly what the capabilities of your new product are. So if that is the case, then why isn’t it the responsibility of monetizing the network led by the Plant department?
Written by Eugene McCord at 09:00

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