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FCC’s Carr is a Fan of Field Visits, Foe of Regulatory Overreach

This is the final installment of Steve Pastorkovich’s excellent coverage of NTCA’s 2023 Telecom Executive Policy Summit (TEPS). The first article on the topic of broadband funding is here and the second article regarding security and network resilience in the face of attacks is here. FCC’s Commissioner Carr on the Importance of Field Visits, and […]

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Funding & Universal Service Are Key; What Comes Next Also Covered at NTCA’s Telecom Executive Policy Summit

Funding & Universal Service Are Key; What Comes Next Also Covered at NTCA’s Telecom Executive Policy Summit Roughly 100 rural broadband provider executives heard from key government officials during the first day of the Telecom Executive Policy Summit (TEPS) in Washington, DC, produced by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association. Prior to meeting with their […]

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Viodi View – 10/13/23

Shalom Be Authentic and Transparent in Your Marketing Authenticity and transparency describe the common message from the FiberConnect 2023 panel, Messages Matter: Crafting Go-to-market Plans for Fiber Broadband.  Kim McKinley, CMO of UTOPIA Fiber, moderator of that panel, stressed the importance of being genuine and showcasing one’s true self to the audience. Authenticity fosters trust and builds lasting […]

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Viodi View – 08/09/23

Patty Boyer’s comments complimenting Pat Thompson evoke the image of runners passing the baton in an endless race to improve the quality of the rural communications infrastructure. Boyers and Thompson’s connections with others in the industry may be even more impactful than their direct work. Simply, they inspire others to do great things in their […]

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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 […]