Voices of Ignite The Independent Show

Industry leaders give us their thoughts

September 19, 2019

The 2019 Ignite The Independent Show wrapped up a month ago, and The Broadband Bunch was able to compile a number of interviews from a wide variety of attendees


Rural Broadband Funding is Out There!

Here's where you can find it

September 12, 2019

Broadband is now critical infrastructure necessary for the long-term viability of communities, regardless of their size or location. But it isn’t cheap. Indeed, it’s quite expensive to build and operate. And the smaller the community, in terms of population and people per square mile, the more difficult it is to build a sustainable business case, absent some support.


Broadband's 5-Year Outlook

Global PON Equipment Revenue to Grow to $7.3 Billion by 2023

September 5, 2019

According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group global PON equipment market revenue is forecast to reach $7.3 B by 2023, driven by spending on new 10 Gbps EPON and XGS-PON deployments, and on maximizing existing 2.5 Gbps GPON networks. The Broadband Bunch had the opportunity to interview Jeff Heynen about his findings. Listen here or read below.


Laying the Foundation for Smart Cities

August 29, 2019

The era of smart cities is upon us and it promises to change our everyday way of life. Smart cities leverage emerging technologies and data, also called the internet of things (IoT), to optimize the delivery of services to constituents, creating an ecosystem that contributes to improving city services, education, healthcare, economic empowerment, public safety, and an overall improved quality of life.


Municipalities and 5G

Why 5G is So Important to Municipalities

August 22, 2019

In this episode, Tom Taylor, ETI’s Chief Strategy Officer, provides an overview of 5G and the history of the Gs.  Tom also offers insight into why 5G is important to municipalities considering or currently offering broadband services. Listen here to the podcast!


Broadband: The Fourth Utility

Broadband is the New Electricity for Rural America

August 13, 2019

 Since broadband has become such an essential service to everyday life for both consumers and businesses, it’s often compared to electricity. As in, it’s the electricity of our day, and without it, life is simply not the same.



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