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Viodi View – 10/21/20

Stumbling upon this February 2014 Viodi View article reminded me of the differences between rural communities served by local broadband operators and urban communities where it is too easy to skip by our neighbors. As argued in that article, the biggest divide may be the lack of “social connectedness“. By being a physical part of their […]

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Viodi View – 02/06/14

The first time Peyton Manning was in the Super bowl, I watched with 2,000+ others at the 2007 NTCA Annual Convention. Unfortunately for Manning, this year’s results weren’t the same and, unfortunately, for me, I didn’t get a chance to attend this week’s NTCA event, now known as RTIME.  Fortunately, we have a video from […]

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Building a Playground – Building a Community

Readers and viewers who follow Viodi on various social outlets may have seen some somewhat odd messages lately about dancing bunnies, wiener dogs meeting Wienermobiles, and S.J. Sharkie mixing it up with a bunch of kids. Let me explain the background and the bigger picture behind these seemingly off-topic dispatches. Together by Necessity One of […]

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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 – 09/07/12

The start of school used to be associated with September and Labor day was the demarcation between summer fun and the grindstone of endless schoolwork. Reflecting the 24/7 world of today, however, it stands to reason that school becomes more of a continuous experience; one not bound by season or the age of the student. […]