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Viodi View – 10/18/13

October 18, 2013
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An image from the 1939 film Roll-Oh.

Is Time to Virtualize Washington D.C.? Telework Might Be the Answer With all the acrimony in Washington D.C., there must be a better way to move things forward, particularly with the economy. The above interview with Cliff Albertson of Badger Communications is reminiscent of that political phrase, 

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Viodi View – 10/04/13

October 4, 2013
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Viodi View – 10/04/13

Unique Communities Bonded by Broadband You have seen one rural community and you haven’t seen them all. I have found that to be the case in my travels through rural America. Each locale has a unique story. So often one find things that are unexpected (like a town that is home to a company that…

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Viodi View – 09/20/13

September 20, 2013
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Image of fiber being pulled for United Electric.

Traveling half way round the world is always a great way to get a different viewpoint. One can read about things or watch a video, but these activities are never the same as being there and interacting with people face-to-face. Thousands of attendees from broadcasters to cable operators and all the vendors necessary to capture,…

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Viodi View – 09/06/13

September 6, 2013
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An image from the 2013 Challenger Jamboree held at Moreland Little League.

The telecommunications traffic that traverses the fiber optic networks of rural telecom providers is secondary to the real value of locally-owned, telecom operators. The larger value these entities bring is the positive impact they have on their respective communities. Great bandwidth is a big part of that impact and is what is measured by Washington…

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Viodi View – 08/23/2013

August 23, 2013
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The result of hands on learning and Levi Maaia's STEAM program.

Take August back are three words that echo in my head as my fingers tap out the first sentence of this issue of the Viodi View. An article in last weekend’s Wall Street Journal sums up my thoughts. Beyond the inconvenience for families, it points out the economic impact of kids returning to school in…

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