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

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

    A Tribal Wireless Network in Northern California – Episode 521 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast

    A Tribal Wireless Network in Northern California – Episode 521 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast

    This week on the podcast, Christopher is joined by Matthew Douglas, Broadband Manager at the Hoopa Valley Public Utility District. At the start of the pandemic, HVPUD launched a wireless network initiative using $2 million in CARES Act funds to benefit Tribal members who had poor or no connectivity options. Matthew shared the lessons they learned during the … Continue reading "A Tribal Wireless Network in Northern California – Episode 521 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast"

    A Foundation for the Future of Digital Equity Work – Episode 520 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast

    A Foundation for the Future of Digital Equity Work – Episode 520 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast

    This week on the podcast, Christopher is joined by Pamela Rosales (Training and Community Engagement Manager, National Digital Inclusion Alliance) and Davida Delmar (Digital Inclusion Manager, Amerind). Pamela and Davida talk about their digital inclusion work and how it differs across Tribal communities as compared to rural and urban areas. They also catch Christopher up on what’s … Continue reading "A Foundation for the Future of Digital Equity Work – Episode 520 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast"

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    Cities Doing Work – Episode 519 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast

    Cities Doing Work – Episode 519 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast

    This week on the podcast, Christopher is joined by ILSR colleagues Sean Gonsalves (Senior Editor and Communications Team Lead) and DeAnne Cuellar (Outreach Team Lead) for a roundup of recent news. They talk about the release of our new tracking and advocacy tool, the Affordable Connectivity Program dashboard, the pace and speed of the municipal broadband … Continue reading "Cities Doing Work – Episode 519 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast"

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    Building at the Speed of Light in Pharr, Texas – Episode 518 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast

    Building at the Speed of Light in Pharr, Texas – Episode 518 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast

    This week on the podcast, Christopher is joined by two people from Pharr, Texas (pop. 80,000), which has embarked on a citywide fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network build that is seeing strong local support and fast progress in recent months. Jose Pena is the IT Director for the city, and and Guillermo Aguilar works as a Partner at … Continue reading "Building at the Speed of Light in Pharr, Texas – Episode 518 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast"

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    The Straight Talk About Rural Fiber Deployments – Episode 517 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast

    The Straight Talk About Rural Fiber Deployments – Episode 517 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast

    This week on the podcast, Christopher is joined by Joseph Franell, President of Blue Mountain Networks (which serves more than 30 rural communities west of Portland) in Oregon. Joe joined the team at Ashland Fiber Network (AFN) before moving on to do work in rural parts of the state. During the conversation, Christopher and Joe talk about … Continue reading "The Straight Talk About Rural Fiber Deployments – Episode 517 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast"

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    Short Update – Community Broadband Bits Podcast

    Short Update – Community Broadband Bits Podcast

    A quick update from Christopher on upcoming episodes of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. Transcript coming soon. We want your feedback and suggestions for the show-please e-mail us or leave a comment below. Listen to other episodes here or view all episodes in our index. Subscribe to the Building Local Power podcast, also from the … Continue reading "Short Update – Community Broadband Bits Podcast"

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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Christopher out there putting in work. Best tech podcast hands down. Thank y’all!

DrewClark ,

MuniBroadband Bits Rocks!

Always topical, always exciting, always fresh and fast-paced!

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Fantastic muni broadband info

As a Systems Admin in a rural community who is two years into municipal fiber deployment, I enjoy hearing about others who have been down the road and the insights they provide.

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