150 episodes

Short interviews with people doing interesting things to expand broadband networks that put community needs first.

Community Broadband Bits Institute for Local Self-Reliance

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    • 4.9, 19 Ratings

Short interviews with people doing interesting things to expand broadband networks that put community needs first.

    Golden State Update: Broadband Subsidies and the Future of Rural Broadband in California — Community Broadband Bits Podcast Episode 421

    Golden State Update: Broadband Subsidies and the Future of Rural Broadband in California — Community Broadband Bits Podcast Episode 421

    This week on the podcast we welcome Ernesto Falcon and Steve Blum. Ernesto is Senior Legislative Council at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a powerhouse nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Steve Blum is President of Tellus Ventures Associates, which provides management and business development guidance for companies working in telecommunications. You can … Continue reading "Golden State Update: Broadband Subsidies and the Future of Rural Broadband in California — Community Broadband Bits Podcast Episode 421"

    • 35 min
    Selling Bandwidth to the Block with Althea Networks — Community Broadband Bits Podcast Episode 420

    Selling Bandwidth to the Block with Althea Networks — Community Broadband Bits Podcast Episode 420

    This week on the Community Broadband Bits podcast Christopher speaks with Deborah Simpier, CEO of Althea. Althea offers software and tools for communities looking to build and maintain sustainable networks.  Althea works by installing custom firmware on the routers of its member-operators, connecting them all together in an ad hoc network that dynamically responds to the supply … Continue reading "Selling Bandwidth to the Block with Althea Networks — Community Broadband Bits Podcast Episode 420"

    • 31 min
    Tackling the Digital Divide in North Carolina- Community Broadband Bits Podcast, Bonus Episode Nine

    Tackling the Digital Divide in North Carolina- Community Broadband Bits Podcast, Bonus Episode Nine

    For the ninth episode of our special podcast series “Why NC Broadband Matters,” Christopher talks with Doug Dawson, President of CCG Consulting. Doug is a veteran advisor to small public and private telecommunications carriers and an experienced, thoughtful voice in the broadband space. During their discussion, Christopher and Doug give the various levels of government … Continue reading "Tackling the Digital Divide in North Carolina- Community Broadband Bits Podcast, Bonus Episode Nine"

    • 37 min
    Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities Hits a Fiber-to-the-Home Run in Iowa — Community Broadband Bits Podcast Episode 419

    Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities Hits a Fiber-to-the-Home Run in Iowa — Community Broadband Bits Podcast Episode 419

    This week on the Community Broadband Bits podcast Christopher speaks with Brad Honold, General Manager at Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities (CRMU). Coon Rapids is a small town in west-central Iowa, and CRMU started there with a cable TV system almost 40 years ago. Today, it remains one of the smallest municipal fiber networks, especially of … Continue reading "Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities Hits a Fiber-to-the-Home Run in Iowa — Community Broadband Bits Podcast Episode 419"

    • 23 min
    The Man Behind the Mask: Christopher Mitchell Reflects on Twelve Years of Progress in Broadband — Community Broadband Bits Podcast Episode 418

    The Man Behind the Mask: Christopher Mitchell Reflects on Twelve Years of Progress in Broadband — Community Broadband Bits Podcast Episode 418

    This week on the Community Broadband Bits podcast we flip the microphones around. Christopher gets interviewed by Isfandiyar Shaheen, also known as Asfi, an experienced thinker on all Internet-related issues around the world and longtime friend of the Community Broadband Networks initiative.   Asfi and Christopher have a wide-ranging discussion, including how Christopher first got involved … Continue reading "The Man Behind the Mask: Christopher Mitchell Reflects on Twelve Years of Progress in Broadband — Community Broadband Bits Podcast Episode 418"

    • 54 min
    Zoom Doctors and Online Church: Staying Healthy, Safe, and Connected in Chattanooga — Community Broadband Bits Podcast Episode 417

    Zoom Doctors and Online Church: Staying Healthy, Safe, and Connected in Chattanooga — Community Broadband Bits Podcast Episode 417

    This week on the Community Broadband Bits podcast, Christopher talks to Deb Socia, President and CEO, and Geoff Millener, Senior Program and Operations Officer of The Enterprise Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Deb and Geoff share the breadth and depth of the work they’ve been doing recently to advance digital inclusion efforts and respond to the Covid-19 pandemic … Continue reading "Zoom Doctors and Online Church: Staying Healthy, Safe, and Connected in Chattanooga — Community Broadband Bits Podcast Episode 417"

    • 37 min

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