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Rural Broadband Today is a new podcast focused on one of the most important issues facing Rural America. It tells the stories of those working to bring broadband internet access within reach of every citizen. This interview-style show presents conversations with elected officials, industry experts and business leaders at the forefront of America’s efforts to solve the rural broadband challenge.

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Rural Broadband Today is a new podcast focused on one of the most important issues facing Rural America. It tells the stories of those working to bring broadband internet access within reach of every citizen. This interview-style show presents conversations with elected officials, industry experts and business leaders at the forefront of America’s efforts to solve the rural broadband challenge.

    Broadband Today: Rural America’s Critical Connection, With Pam Becker

    Broadband Today: Rural America’s Critical Connection, With Pam Becker

    Pam Becker, executive director of FRS, joined the show to discuss the recently published white paper “Broadband Today: Rural America’s Critical Connection,” which focuses on the impact of the pandemic on the state of broadband in rural America.

    • 31 min
    NTCA RTIME — Smart Rural Community Showcase Winners, With Josh Seidemann

    NTCA RTIME — Smart Rural Community Showcase Winners, With Josh Seidemann

    In this interview, the last in a special four-part series sponsored by Corning, Josh Seidemann (VP of policy at NTCA) discusses the exceptional work of the broadband providers who received the 2020 Smart Rural Community Showcase Award: Hill Country Telephone Cooperative, Jefferson Telecom, LightStream and Mountain Telephone. These providers were recognized at the 2021 NTCA RTIME Online event.

    • 29 min
    NTCA RTIME Special Coverage, Part 3, With Laura Withers

    NTCA RTIME Special Coverage, Part 3, With Laura Withers

    In the third episode of this special four-part series sponsored by Corning, Laura Withers (VP of strategic communications at NTCA) and host Stephen V. Smith conclude their discussion of several informative sessions from the 2021 NTCA RTIME Online event.

    Part 1 (0:42 - 4:25)
    “Tips on Living in Isolation from the Man Who Spent a Year in Space” with Captain Scott Kelly

    Part 2 (4:26 - 10:17)
    “Impacts of a Cyber Breach” with Fayyaz Patwa, Kevin Beyer and Gary Owen

    Part 3 (10:18 - 15:58)
    “Rural Communities Redefined” with Matt Dunne

    • 17 min
    NTCA RTIME Special Coverage, Part 2, With Laura Withers

    NTCA RTIME Special Coverage, Part 2, With Laura Withers

    In episode two of this special four-part series sponsored by Corning, Laura Withers (VP of strategic communications at NTCA) recaps some of the motivating and informative sessions at the 2021 NTCA RTIME Online event.

    Part 1 (0:39 - 4:00)
    “Stop Being ‘A’ Leader. Start Being ‘THE’ Leader.” with Ryan Avery

    Part 2 (4:01 - 11:26)
    “The Ongoing, Unfolding, Unending Story of LEOs” with Larry Thompson and Augie Ponturiero

    Part 3 (11:27 - 16:10)
    “Survival of the Most Adaptable” with Josh Seidemann, Tom Steinolfson and Mike Riley

    Part 4 (16:11 - 25:28)
    Update from the Foundation for Rural Service with Pam Becker and Keith Gabbard

    Part 5 (25:29 - 30:31)
    “Mapping the Future for Rural Broadband” with Brian Ford, Brent Legg and Eric McCrae

    • 31 min
    NTCA RTIME Special Coverage, Part 1, With Laura Withers

    NTCA RTIME Special Coverage, Part 1, With Laura Withers

    In this special four-part series sponsored by Corning, Laura Withers (VP of strategic communications at NTCA) recaps some of the motivating and informative sessions at the 2021 NTCA RTIME Online event.

    Part 1 (0:00 - 07:41)
    RTIME Virtual Overview with Laura Withers

    Part 2 (07:42 - 14:08)
    “It Is About More than Deployment” with Mike Romano, Kathryn de Wit, Dr. Christopher Ali

    Part 3 (14:09 - 16:29)
    “Not by the Sword and Shield, But by the Head and Heart” with Nadja West

    Part 4 (16:30 - 20:18)
    “Because We Care” Audio from NTCA Video

    Part 5 (20:19 - 28:23)
    “Team Leadership in the 20s” with Molly McPherson

    • 29 min
    Creative Partnerships and Funding Opportunities for Broadband Providers, With Kara Mullaley

    Creative Partnerships and Funding Opportunities for Broadband Providers, With Kara Mullaley

    Kara Mullaley, Market Development Manager for Emerging Markets at Corning, discusses how broadband partnerships and creative funding opportunities can help bridge the digital divide in rural America.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Stephen V. Smith ,

Telling the Rural Broadband Story

There’s never been more momentum behind addressing the challenge of broadband access in rural America. These interviews highlight the work being done to connect rural families and businesses to the power of broadband.

ericad7 ,

Relevant

Insightful interviews and a relevant issue.

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