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Viodi View – 10/06/14

October 5, 2014
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Ken Pyle interviews Paul Bunyan Communications' Gary Johnson at the 2014 NTCA Annual Meeting.

On occasion I write things I really have no interest in publishing. The following article and video interview fall into that category. Over the past month, it has been reviewed by numerous parties for accuracy and I am still surprised no one else in the press or activist group has picked up on this story,…

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Autonomous Vehicle View – 10/05/14

October 5, 2014
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Image showing what a vehicle might look like without a steering wheel.

[Note: This is a biweekly round-up of some of the articles on autonomous vehicles that elicited commentary from this author. Note, with all the buzz about autonomous vehicles, this list isn’t comprehensive.] L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Will Be the First City to Do Autonomous Vehicles Right Los Angeles, the city that grew up around the…

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Google’s Actions Hurt Broadband Rollout, Particularly in Rural America

September 25, 2014
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Kurt Gruendling teaching how to use Google Apps to rural customers

Lack of relevant content, affordability and digital literacy are the three dominant barriers to the adoption of broadband, according to the World Bank Broadband Strategies Toolkit. The Google Apps Partner Edition™ platform addresses these barriers as it is a relatively low-cost, email/communications/productivity/device management platform. The Google platform has become a platform trusted by tens of…

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Viodi View – 09/19/14

September 19, 2014
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A collage of Alex Best, Jim Farmer and the iconic 6350 modulator they designed.

The best part of conferences are the face-to-face meetings. Next week’s NTCA Fall Conference will provide ample opportunities to meet with Viodi View readers and viewers. One operator I am looking  forward to meeting with is Paul Bunyan Communications. PBC’s had a blockbuster announcement yesterday about their all-fiber, GigaZone offering, which provides symmetric Gigabit speeds at…

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Autonomous Vehicle View – 09/19/14

September 19, 2014
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A bumper sticker showing the lighter side of Silicon Valley.

This is a biweekly round-up of some of the articles on autonomous vehicles that elicited commentary from this author. Note, with all the buzz about autonomous vehicles, this list isn’t comprehensive. If the model for autonomous vehicle is a service model, however, where the car is owned by a service provider (e.g. Google), then more…

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