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Closing the digital divide and bringing rural American’s the broadband they need and deserve is a challenging task. The geographic areas that contain unserved and underserved broadband is vast. To solve this problem, we need all the partnerships we can muster. One of the most promising partnerships for this challenge is between rural telecom providers…

Broadband service delivered via fixed wireless has a long and rich history here in the U.S. and abroad. Its popularity and interest continue to rise. Fixed wireless access (FWA) draws interest and attention because of relatively favorable network economics, when compared to more expensive wireline options. The historical context and growth of FWA has centered…

According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), “The reliability of the electric system underpins virtually every sector of the modern U.S. economy. Reliability of the grid is a growing and essential component of national security.” Currently over 90% of electric power interruptions stem from disruptions on the distribution system.

Part 3 in a 4-part Series On Protection Engineering How long has it been since you had your relay settings checked? If you have simply been replicating the same settings year after year, in spite of the fact that your system has been changing over the years, you risk some serious and potentially very costly…

Broadband service delivered via fixed wireless has a long and rich history here in the U.S. and abroad. Its popularity and interest continue to rise. Fixed wireless access (FWA) draws interest and attention because of relatively favorable network economics, when compared to more expensive wireline options.

Overlooking Relay Coordination Across Organizations, A Cause For AlarmA Series On Protection Engineering – Part Two of Four In part one of our series we discussed the risk of not updating your relaying system. The effectiveness of any type of ground overcurrent relaying is dependent on having a properly functioning substation ground grid, which will…

In the age of wireless communications and constant reliance on network connectivity, society is becoming less and less tolerant to even the shortest of power outages. Each and every one of the outages you experience may cost your utility or your community millions of dollars. This threat raises several questions about your power system. How many customers experience power outages? How quickly can power be restored? Is there enough system redundancy to sustain power operations when major critical outages occur? How much money will a sustained outage cost your community? How RESILIENT is your power system?

The value and importance of broadband is quite high and rising. It impacts the everyday life of consumers by enabling life-changing experiences in education and professional development, healthcare and wellness, lifestyle, and entertainment, among others. Simply put, broadband significantly improves the quality of life for the average consumer. But it’s important to recognize that broadband’s…

As broadband networks continue to migrate away from older technology such as copper and transition to new solutions like wireless and fiber to the home, the industry and our customers are realizing more exciting new opportunities for IP network services than ever before. Yet, it’s challenging, too: Selling new services to customers – there’s revenue potential,…

Nobles County in Minnesota is not unlike many small and rural communities throughout Minnesota and the U.S. Full of hard-working proud people who enjoy the rural lifestyle and the quality of life it enables. But unfortunately, Nobles County also experienced a reality that is all too often part of the fabric of too many rural…