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Viodi View

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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Broadband Viodi View

Viodi View – 03/11/23

Most ACA Connects and NTCA members share a company origin story about an individual or individuals who saw a need in their community for telephone, cable, or broadband. These resourceful people managed to find or create the resources to build the networks that connect their neighbors with the outside world. Attending NTCA’s RTIME and ACA […]

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Viodi View

Viodi View – 02/28/22

In the face of darkness, the leaders and people of Ukraine are inspirational. Time will tell if we are seeing a modern David versus Goliath story. Amazingly, the Internet continues to function, allowing the entire world to see history unfold in real-time. And with Elon Musk turning on the Starlink network and sending terminals to […]

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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment

ITNCountry and ISPs – A Conversation about Better Mobility & Building Community for Rural America

“Around 40% of rural counties in the U.S. have no public transit services whatsoever,” according to Michael Sena in his January 2022 newsletter, the Dispatcher.1 Affordable mobility is a huge challenge, particularly for seniors and it is even a bigger challenge for seniors living in rural areas. In the above conversation, Katherine Freund explains how […]

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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 […]