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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…

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…

Background A growing number of municipals and local government affiliated entities are exploring the role of broadband in their respective communities. Many are choosing to facilitate the upgrade of existing networks or even building and operating new broadband networks. This whitepaper outlines and discusses this growing trend and offers insight into potential partnership opportunities presented…

In today’s telecommunications marketplace, the need for efficiency, scalability, and cost containment have never been more important. The ongoing transition to an all IP network and the changing regulatory environment demands that local telecom service providers, especially smaller regulated rate-of-return providers, examine their network to determine how they can streamline operations to increase efficiency and…

Executive Summary 802.11ac is the emerging IEEE wireless networking standard that could change broadband service businesses significantly. While this may come in part through higher capacity and higher performance outside plant wireless access networks, the real game-changer for many providers will be inside their customers’ homes. At up to 1.3 Gbps bandwidth, 802.11ac brings wireless…