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Recent Broadband News | Episode 46 of the Connect This! Show

Join us live on Thursday, June 23rd, at 4pm ET in the chat for the latest episode of the Connect This! Show. Co-hosts Christopher Mitchell (ILSR) and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) will be joined by are joined by regular guests Kim McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber) and Doug Dawson (CCG Consulting).

The panel will discuss the most recent events in the broadband space, including new developments on the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, what Maine is doing right, state movement on submitting plans to NTIA, and whether we’re likely to see a fifth FCC commissioner confirmed before the end of the decade. 

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The Wireless Show | Episode 45 of the Connect This! Show

Join us live on Thursday, June 9, at 5pm ET in the chat for the latest episode of the Connect This! Show. Co-hosts Christopher Mitchell (ILSR) and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) will be joined by Alan Fitzpatrick (Co-Founder and CEO of Open Broadband in North Carolina) and Matt Larsen (CEO of Vistabeam).

The panel will discuss the range of wireless approaches used in rural and urban areas to reach subscribers, how it competes with fixed broadband deployments using various technologies, and the advantages and challenges of it brings to the tool chest. They’ll also talk about unlicensed versus licensed spectrum, Tarana, and how the federal broadband funding programs will change the landscape for fixed wireless in the near and long term.

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BEAD, the NYC Master Broadband Plan, and Co-op Consortia | Episode 44 of the Connect This! Show

Join us today, June 2, at 5pm ET in the chat for the latest episode of the Connect This! Show. Co-hosts Christopher Mitchell (ILSR) and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) are joined by regular guests Kim McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber) and Doug Dawson (CCG Consulting). 

The panel will dig into recent news on the BEAD program (including Alan Davidson’s remarks at the Mountain Connect conference last week) and what we’re likely to see with states that continue to maintain restrictions on municipal solutions. They’ll also talk about the New York City Master Broadband Plan, and end with thoughts on Arkansas and Indiana creating middle mile consortia with co-ops.

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Breaking Down the BEAD NOFO | Connect This! Episode 43

On this special emergency episode of Connect This!, our hosts Christopher Mitchell (ILSR) and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) are joined by regular guests Kim McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber) and Doug Dawson (CCG Consulting). The four will be breaking down the BEAD NOFO (Notice of Funding Opportunity).

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Mapping & Data Collection | Connect This! Episode 42

In this episode of the Connect This! Show, co-hosts Christopher Mitchell and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) are joined by guests Brian Mefford (VETRO FiberMap) and Lori Adams (Nokia) to talk about the FCC’s Fabric initiative, and the latest in data collection and mapping.

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Current Events in Broadband | Connect This! Episode 41

Hosts Christopher Mitchell (ILSR) and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) are joined by regular guests Kim McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber) and Doug Dawson (CCG Consulting) to roundup the latest news in community broadband. A special guest may join later in the show.

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State Spending on Broadband | Connect This! Episode 40

In this episode of the Connect This! Show, co-hosts Christopher Mitchell and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) are joined by guests Kim McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber) and Peggy Schaffer (Connect Maine) to talk about the latest in state spending, and other broadband news.

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What’s New in Broadband? | Connect This! Episode 39

It’s been too long! We’re back with another episode of Connect This! Our hosts Christopher Mitchell (ILSR) and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) are joined by regular guests Kim McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber) and Doug Dawson (CCG Consulting) to roundup the latest news in community broadband. Later in the show, we’ll be joined by Jeff Reiman (The Broadband Group) to get his perspective on the Huntsville model.

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Cities Taking on Digital Equity – Episode 38 of the Connect This! Show

In this episode of the Connect This! Show, co-hosts Christopher Mitchell and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) are joined by guests Joshua Edmonds (City of Detroit) and Jason Hardebeck (Baltimore City) to talk about large cities prioritizing equity in building community broadband.

The panel will talk current events in broadband, what digital equity problems affect their cities, solutions to these problems, and the biggest challenges to implementing those solutions.

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What Are Cities Doing Right ? | Connect This! Episode 37

In this episode of the Connect This! Show, co-hosts Christopher and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) are joined by regular guests Kim McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber) and Doug Dawson (CCG Consulting) to talk about cities building broadband. Later, the panel will be joined by special guest Sascha Meinrath.

The panel will reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly of urban broadband projects around the country. What are cities doing right? What are cities doing wrong? We’re taking a look at the big picture, and asking what ISPs, municipalities and others can do to get creative in addressing digital equity concerns head on.

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