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Broadband Cloud Computing Fiber to the Premise Networking Optical Networking Software Defined Network

New Sponsor Brings a Career Twist

The sponsor for this and future issues of the Viodi View and ViodiTV is the Broadband Forum. For those not familiar with the Broadband Forum (BBF), the mission of this 25+-year-old non-profit “is to unlock the potential for new markets and profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies and standards in the home, intelligent small […]

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Broadband Fiber to the Premise Regulatory ViodiTV

Build a BEAD Buffer

Build a buffer is Shelby Pardy’s advice to operators thinking of participating in NTIA’s BEAD (Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment) program. Pardy, an analyst for Vantage Point Solutions, points out this is more than budgeting extra dollars for inflationary pressures. It means dealing with new rules such as workforce diversity/training, climate resiliency, and sourcing requirements […]

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Economic Development Fiber to the Premise Technology Viodi View

The Next Generation Community Event

Video Summary An Audience that Reflects PBC’s Membership In the above interview filmed at NTCA’s SRC Live, Gary Johnson, CEO/General Manager for Paul Bunyan Communications, describes their most recent GigaZone TechXpo. He observes that it attracted an audience that reflects PBC’s membership. This extended community event, which drew over 4,000 attendees from the greater Bemidji […]

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Fiber to the Premise Optical Networking

Re-Bundling, WFH, Inflation, Workforce & More Tidbits from Fiber Connect 2022

[The following is a lightly edited @viodi series of tweets from the Tuesday morning general session of the Fiber Broadband Association’s Fiber Connect 2022.] Re-Bundling Opportunity? “People on average are using about 9 video [over-the-top] services,” says @TiVo‘s Kevin Lenhart.1 Although most seem satisfied, there seems to be an undercurrent of those surveyed by TiVo […]

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Fiber to the Premise

A Transformative Moment in Broadband

@fiberbroadband‘s president and CEO, Gary Bolton, opens #FiberConnect2022 to a record 3,000 attendees. His call to action to attendees is to meet with state and local policy officials to keep the fiber momentum going. 93 companies are on the waiting list to exhibit. Bolton promises to find a spot for them next year. “We are […]