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A Surge in Municipal Networks and the Real Margins for ISPs | Episode 88 of the Connect This! Show

Join us Friday, February 2nd at 2pm ET for the latest episode of the Connect This! Show. Co-hosts Christopher Mitchell (ILSR) and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) will be joined by regular guests Doug Dawson (CCG Consulting) and Kim McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber) to talk a new report from ILSR on the surge of community owned networks we saw spring up over the last two years, whether the FCC has forever abrogated its power to fine bad actors, and the tension between margins for ISPs and public policy efforts to incent affordable services for those households in need.

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The 2024 Prediction Show | Episode 87 of the Connect This! Show

Join us Tuesday, January 16th at 2pm ET for the latest episode of the Connect This! Show. Co-hosts Christopher Mitchell (ILSR) and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) will be joined by regular guests Doug Dawson (CCG Consulting), Kim McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber), and special guest Roger Timmerman (Executive Director UTOPIA Fiber) to prognosticate all of the broadband things for 2024: will ACP get renewed? Which states will get BEAD right, and which are showing signs of cracking under the pressure? What did we see at CES that will impact the broadband market? Is the fiber market going to pause? Tune in for titillating discussion on these topics and many more.

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Reflecting on 2023, Unused Capacity in Government-Only Fiber Networks, and the Return of Dark Money with Gigi Sohn | Episode 86 of the Connect This! Show

Join us Wednesday, December 13th at 2pm ET for the latest episode of the Connect This! Show. Co-hosts Christopher Mitchell (ILSR) and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) will be joined by regular guests Doug Dawson (CCG Consulting) and Kim McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber). They’ll talk about what we saw in 2023, whether there’s hope for an ACP renewal (it doesn’t look good), why there’s so much unused capacity in government-built fiber networks today, and special guest Gigi Sohn (American Association for Public Broadband) joins to talk some more about the reanti-municipal network dark money campaign that has inexplicably come out of the woodwork.

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The Future of LTE Networks | Episode 85 of the Connect This! Show

Join us Friday, December 1st at 2pm ET for the latest episode of the Connect This! Show. Co-hosts Christopher Mitchell (ILSR) and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) will be joined by regular guests Doug Dawson (CCG Consulting) and Kim McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber) and special guest Mike Dano (Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, Light Reading) to tackle the future of LTE networks – how did we get here, and where are we going? They’ll talk about what happened to the 5G hype train, rural mobile wireless, market dynamics, and more. Go back and watch The Only History of LTE You’ll Ever Need to catch up on part one of the discussion.

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Digital Discrimination, Canada Mandates Open Access, and Progress in Washington State | Episode 84 of the Connect This! Show

Join us Wednesday, November 15th at 2pm ET for the latest episode of the Connect This! Show. Co-hosts Christopher Mitchell (ILSR) and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) will be joined by regular guests Doug Dawson (CCG Consulting) and Kim McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber) to talk about the FCC’s digital discrimination docket, open access fiber in Canada, progress on community broadband in Chelan, Washington, and a couple bonus topics to boot.

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A Call to Fund ACP, MDU Solutions, and Did NTIA Solve the Letter of Credit Problem? | Episode 83 of the Connect This! Show

Join us Wednesday, November 1st at 3pm ET for the latest episode of the Connect This! Show. Co-hosts Christopher Mitchell (ILSR) and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) will be joined by regular guests Doug Dawson (CCG Consulting) and Kim McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber) to talk about the White House asking for $6 billion to keep the Affordable Connectivity Program alive through 2024, solutions for multi-dwelling units (MDUs), and NTIA relaxing the Letter of Credit rules for upcoming BEAD grant applications.

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Recent Broadband News | Episode 82 of the Connect This! Show

Join us Wednesday, October 11th at 3pm ET for the latest episode of the Connect This! Show. Co-hosts Christopher Mitchell (ILSR) and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) will be joined by regular guests Doug Dawson (CCG Consulting) and Kim McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber), with special guest Matt Larsen (Vistabeam) to talk about all the recent broadband news that’s fit to print.

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Net Neutrality, Spectrum Sharing, and the Mystery of the Missing Monopolies | Episode 81 of the Connect This! Show

Join us Thursday, September 28th at 3pm ET for the latest episode of the Connect This! Show. Co-hosts Christopher Mitchell (ILSR) and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) will be joined by regular guest Doug Dawson (CCG Consulting) and Kim McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber), with special guest Sean Gonsalves (ILSR) to tackle the promised return of net neutrality rules by the FCC, Google Fiber’s recently announced ACP plans, why the word “monopoly” seems in such short supply in the BEAD plans states have begun to file, and the future of spectrum sharing in the United States.

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Municipal Partnerships, a (Finally) Complete FCC, and Low-Income Plans for BEAD | Episode 80 of the Connect This! Show

On the most recent episode of the Connect This! Show, co-hosts Christopher Mitchell (ILSR) and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) were joined by regular guest Kim McKinley (UTOPIA Fiber) and industry veteran and returning guest Heather Gold (HBG Strategies) to talk about why we don’t see more cities doing deals with entities like Google Fiber, what we can expect now that Anna Gomez has been confirmed to the FCC, and what it means for BEAD grantees if the Affordable Connectivity Program goes away.

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The Only History of LTE You’ll Ever Need | Episode 79 of the Connect This! Show

Join us Thursday, September 7th at 2pm ET for a very special episode of the Connect This! Show. Co-hosts Christopher Mitchell (ILSR) and Travis Carter (USI Fiber) will be joined by regular guest Doug Dawson (CCG Consulting) and special guest Spencer Sevilla (University of Washington, ICDT Lab) to talk about how the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) standard for wireless networks came into being, from its inception in 2004 to its widespread adoption by 2010. They’ll cover everything from how a new communication standard is negotiated, to the development of OEM hardware, to deployment at scale. 

If you like this episode, stay tuned for LTE Networks: Part II, where we’ll aim to tackle where LTE networks are going next.

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