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DZS’ Charlie Vogt Plots Growth Path for Broadband Infrastructure, Software

In this episode of Broadband Communities Broadband Ripple podcast, we talked to Charlie Vogt, CEO of DZS, during the Fiber Connect show about new opportunities for the network infrastructure and software business lines.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

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TBG, Render Find New Opportunities in City-Wide Fiber Networks

In this episode of Broadband Communities Broadband Ripple podcast, we talked to Jeff Reiman, President of The Broadband Group and Sam Pratt, CEO of Render Networks about how it is working with cities like Springfield, Missouri and others to build city-wide fiber networks.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participants:


 


Funds for Learning Sets Sights on Enhancing E-Rate, Network Security Issues

In this episode of Broadband Communities Broadband Ripple podcast, we talk to John Harrington, CEO of Funds For Learning about new opportunities to extend broadband to more schools and libraries.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

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i3 Broadband Brings New Fiber Broadband Options to More Midwest Communities

In this episode of Broadband Communities Broadband Ripple podcast, we talk to Paul Cronin, CEO of i3 Broadband about the provider’s recent network expansion efforts in St. Louis and plans for new markets in 2022.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

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Consolidated Sets Path to Bring Fiber to Unserved, Underserved Communities

In this episode of Broadband Communities Broadband Ripple podcast, we talk to Erik Garr, president of consumer and small business for Consolidated Communications about how it is leveraging its hundred-year expertise to wire up more cities and towns with fiber-based broadband.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

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Ziply Fiber Gives Northwest Consumers, Businesses New Multi-Gig Opportunities

In this episode of Broadband Communities Broadband Ripple podcast, we talk to suburban and rural communities across the Northwest that have been underserved when it comes to internet access.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

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ADTRAN Gets Ready for the Next Generation of PON

In this latest episode of the Broadband Communities Podcast Series, the Broadband Ripple, we talk to Ryan McCowan, ADTRAN about the emerging 25 and 50 Gbps PON technologies for FTTH and other services for businesses and carriers.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

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Clearfield CEO Sets New Growth Path

In this latest episode of the Broadband Communities Podcast Series, the Broadband Ripple, we talk to Cheri Beranek, CEO of Clearfield talks about how the company expects to achieve further growth in the FTTH market throughout 2022.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

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Horizon Continues Ohio FTTH Edge Out Strategy

In this latest episode of Broadband Communities Podcast Series, the Broadband Ripple, we spoke with two members of Horizon’s management team – Misty Tuttle, General Manager of Horizon and Jim Capuano, CEO and President of Horizon—about the telco’s ongoing FTTH expansion to underserved communities in Ohio.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

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LUS Fiber Brings Fiber to Underserved Louisiana Communities

In this latest episode of Broadband Communities Podcast Series, the Broadband Ripple, we spoke with Ryan Meche, Director of LUS Fiber about the provider’s expansion plans for 2022 and beyond.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

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Traverse City Light and Power Seizes the FTTH Moment

In this latest episode of Broadband Communities Broadband Ripple podcast, we talked with Scott Menhart, Chief Information Technology Officer for Traverse Power & Light and Rob Worden, head of US broadband operations and network design and integration for Fujitsu Network Communications.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

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Houston’s The Vic at Interpose Makes Instant-on Broadband Bond with Residents

In this latest episode of Broadband Communities Broadband Ripple podcast, we talked with Kate Good, principal, multifamily development and operations for Hunington Properties and Stephanie Burriss, director of multifamily operations for Hunington Properties about its latest downtown Houston property the Vic at Interpose.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

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FPUA Looks to Bridge Fort Pierce, Florida’s Broadband Divide with Fiber

In this latest podcast, Broadband Communities talks to Fort Pierce Utility Authority about the progress of their fiber broadband build. During the podcast we talked to a great lineup of speakers.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

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Bristol, NH Town Leader Sets New Broadband Agenda

In this latest podcast episode, Broadband Communities talks to Nic Coates, the Town Administrator, Bristol, N.H. and Grafton County Broadband Committee Chair.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Nic Coates – Town Administrator, Bristol, N.H. and Grafton County Broadband Committee Chair

 

 

 


Pavlov Media’s Bryan Rader Continues his MDU Broadband Journey

In this latest episode of Broadband Communities’ Broadband Ripple podcast, we interview Pavlov Media’s new President Bryan Rader. We talked to Bryan about new developments in the MDU broadband space and what he will address during Broadband Communities annual summit in May.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Bryan Rader – President, Pavlov Media

 

 

 


FBA, NTCA Outline State Broadband Playbook

In this latest episode of Broadband Communities’ Broadband Ripple podcast, we talk to Gary Bolton, CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association and Michael Romano, Senior VP of industry affairs and business development for NTCA. Gary and Michael talk about the recently released Broadband Infrastructure Playbook, a guide to assist state broadband offices in making effective use of federal funds made available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

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Building New Broadband Opportunities

In this latest Broadband Communities Broadband Ripple podcast, we talk to Florida Congresswoman Kat Cammack about new opportunities to arm more Americans with affordable high speed broadband service.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Kat Cammack – Congresswoman, Florida

 

 

 


Nokia Takes Aim at Next-Gen PON Opportunities

In this latest Broadband Communities Broadband Ripple podcast, broadband veteran Geert Heyninck, VP Broadband Networks Business Unit for Nokia talks emerging next-gen PON technologies.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Geert Heyninck – VP Broadband Networks Business Unit, Nokia

 

 

 


ADTRAN

In this podcast, Broadband Communities talked to Robert Conger, SVP, Technology and Strategy and CTO for ADTRAN about the ongoing fiber broadband evolution. We also talk about how ADTRAN’s pending merger with ADVA Optical will enable it to address an even larger set of optical service opportunities.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Robert Conger – SVP, Technology and Strategy and CTO, ADTRAN

 

 

 


EDUCATIONSUPERHIGHWAY

In this latest Broadband Communities Broadband Ripple podcast we talk to Evan Marwell, CEO of EducationSuperHighway about how his organization is helping to bridge the digital divide for students.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Evan Marwell – CEO, EducationSuperHighway

 

 

 


RIBBON

In this latest Broadband Communities Broadband Ripple podcast we talk to Elizabeth Page, US Rural Market Director for Ribbon about the digital divide and some of the rural broadband issues.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Elizabeth Page – US Rural Market Director, Ribbon

 

 

 


STEALTH COMMUNICATIONS

In this latest Broadband Communities Broadband Ripple podcast we talk to Shrihari Pandit, CEO of Stealth Communications about the potential of open broadband network infrastructure.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Shrihari Pandit – CEO, Stealth Communications

 

 

 


QUEXT

In this latest Broadband Communities Broadband Ripple podcast we talk to Larry LaFreniere, VP of Broadband & Video for Quext about new opportunities for broadband in the multi-family market segment.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Larry LaFreniere – VP of Broadband & Video, Quext

 

 

 


eero

In this latest Broadband Communities Broadband Ripple podcast we talk to Mark Sieglock, GM of Software Services at eero about the company’s rapid growth and becoming a part of Amazon.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Mark Sieglock – GM of Software Services, eero

 

 

 


S&C ELECTRIC COMPANY

In this latest Broadband Communities Broadband Ripple podcast we talk to Lea Maurer Senior Manager of Market Intelligence at S&C Electric Company about how utilities are moving into the broadband industry.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Lea Maurer – Senior Manager of Market Intelligence, S&C Electric Company

 

 

 


GREAT PLAINS COMMUNICATIONS

In this podcast, Broadband Communities talked to Todd Foje, CEO of Great Plains Communications about the rural ILEC’s fiber broadband plans for 2021 and beyond.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Todd Foje – CEO, Great Plains Communications

 

 

 


COMCAST CABLE

In this podcast, we talk to Venk Mutalik, Executive Director of HFC Architecture at Comcast Cable about XMF, a new system that provides visibility into the performance of the cable MSO’s last-mile optical networks.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Venk Mutalik – Executive Director of HFC Architecture, Comcast Cable

 

 

 


CJ SPEAKS

In this podcast, we talk to Craig Settles, president of CJ Speaks. Craig talks about his views on the latest White House infrastructure bill and telehealth opportunities.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Craig Settles – President, CJ Speaks

 

 

 


ADTRAN

In this podcast, we talk to Kurt Raaflaub – Head of Product Marketing, Broadband Access for ADTRAN and Sanjay Kapoor – Head of Cloud Marketing for ADTRAN, talk about their expectations about the Fiber Connect show in Nashville, Tenn.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participants:


 


INTERNET INNOVATION ALLIANCE

In this podcast, we talk to Bruce Melhman, co-chariman of the Internet Innovation Alliance about broadband opportunities, regulations and how to bridge the digital divide.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Bruce Melhman – Co-Chairman, Internet Innovation Alliance

 

 

 


CLEARFIELD

In this podcast, Broadband Communities talked to Kevin Morgan, VP of Marketing at Clearfield about the state of the FTTH industry and his expectations about this week's Fiber Connect trade show in Nashville, TN.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Kevin Morgan – VP of Marketing, Clearfield

 

 

 


DZS

In this podcast, Broadband Communities talked to Charlie Vogt, CEO of DZS about the state of the FTTH industry and his expectations about this week's Fiber Connect trade show in Nashville, TN.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Charlie Vogt – CEO, DZS

 

 

 


FAIRLAWN GIG

In this podcast, Broadband Communities talked to Ernie Staten, Fairlawn about the municipal network and how the Ohio State Budget passed both the house and the senate without language that prohibited municipal broadband.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Ernie Staten – Director of Public Service, Fairlawn

 


WYANDOTTE

In this podcast, Broadband Communities talked to Wyandotte, Michigan and their partner CommScope on how they will convert their Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) network to an all FTTH network.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participants:

Paul LaManes – General Manager, City of Wyandotte
Tom McLaughlin – Senior Vice President of Service Providers, CommScope

 


GREENLIGHT NETWORKS

Broadband Communities sat down with Mark Murphy, President of Greenlight Networks, to talk about how the company is helping bridge the digital divide in upstate New York.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Mark Murphy – President, Greenlight Networks

 


FIBER BROADBAND ASSOCIATION

As the Fiber Broadband Association prepares to hold its first in-person event for the first time in over a year, Broadband Communities talked to Gary Bolton, President of Fiber Broadband Association about the state of broadband in the U.S. and new government policies set on narrowing the digital divide.

Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities

Participant:

Gary Bolton – President, Fiber Broadband Association

 


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