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Viodi View – 08/10/21

“A once in a generation bill” is how R. Richard Geddes, a non-resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, characterizes the just passed infrastructure bill by the U.S. Senate (WSJ). This statement echoes comments made by trade association CEOs interviewed at the recent Fiber Connect 2021 conference. The details remain to be seen, particularly as […]

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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment

Upward Urban & Rural Mobility via Autonomous Mobility

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. The picture Selika Josiah Talbott chose for her virtual backdrop at the recent 2021 TRB Annual Automated Road Transportation Symposium sums up the mobility challenges that urban and rural locales face with existing infrastructure, particularly in low-income areas. Joining Talbott on this panel were […]

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Broadband Regulatory

Bridging the Access and Adoption Gaps

Access to and adoption of broadband isn’t an academic issue for Patty Boyers, Chair of ACA Connects. As president and co-founder of Boycom, a Missouri-based Internet Service Provider, broadband, as Boyers says, is personal for her. Given that she is on the front lines trying to connect people to the greater world through broadband, her […]

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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment Electric Vehicles

NASA RAM Report – The Foundation for a Rural Air Revival

As with so many of the developments in telecom and broadband, rural areas may provide the proving ground for the next generation of air travel. This is one of the important implications of NASA’s recently issued report, Regional Air Mobility (RAM). Investors, community leaders, policymakers, industry, and the general public are the target audience for […]

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Viodi View

Viodi View – 05/12/21

Things that were abstract dreams and nightmares in the early 1990s have become today’s reality. Specifically, the idea of electronic viruses and cybercriminals wreaking havoc on the real world has sadly become a reality and the resulting gas shortages are a reminder of the 1970 era. Unfortunately, the cyberinfrastructure vulnerabilities we are seeing today are […]