Author: Jason Longenecker

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2017 Broadband Communities Summit in Dallas, TX


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The Utility LINE team (AKA New Light Technologies), will be exhibiting, conducting a workshop (DIY Fiber Mapping and Estimating) and introducing the Utility LINE application at this years Broadband Communities Summit. We look forward to seeing old friends and new at next weeks Broadband Communities Summit.  The Dallas, TX conference is held May 1st-4th, 2017.  This is

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How To's, Strategy

DIY Fiber Route Estimating


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Broadband Communities Magazine published my article “DIY Fiber Estimating” in the November/December 2016 issue.  This article breaks down a variety of methods for producing cost estimates for fiber routes.  The goal of the article is to help community broadband providers streamline the fiber mapping and estimating process, shorten their vetting process, standardizes the sales cycle and reduce the

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Join Us at the “Fiber for the New Economy” Conference Next Week


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Jason Longenecker and Ghermay Araya will be conducting a DIY Fiber Mapping workshop at the Broadband Communities, Fiber for the New Economy Conference in Minneapolis, MN.  Our workshop takes place on October 18th from 2-4 PM. Having the ability to provide a timely ballpark estimate for fiber installation allows a broadband operator to qualify leads faster and

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Lessons from the Field, News

Discussing rural broadband at the 2016 Southeastern NTCA Conference


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As cities nationwide wire for broadband by attracting competition, competing to bring in Google Fiber, or investing in public service or public-private partnerships, rural America continues to be overlooked. The FCC estimates that 15 million Americans – the vast majority in rural communities – lack even “entry level” broadband in their homes. Fortunately, rural communities

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Maintaining Fiber Records with GIS


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When you have a cable outage do you rely on a system or someones memory to locate assets and isolate the fault? Are you still using paper, flat files or a guesstimate from your Senior Engineer to plan and price out fiber routes? In the article, “Planning Fiber to the Home, Construction in Three Hours,”

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Broadband, Bluegrass and Bourbon


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Broadband Communities Magazine and FTTH Council Americas hosted Fiber for the New Economy, a conference dedicated to bringing our Country’s broadband infrastructure into the current century. Held in Lexington, Kentucky, Fiber for the New Economy included the nation’s leading advocates, leaders, and thinkers for Community Broadband Providers. Speakers and guests coming from Federal, State and Local Government, as well

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