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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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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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Rochester Schools Have a Plan


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We talk a lot about rural broadband gaps and efforts to deliver service in the country, but it’s rare that we discuss some of the issues in more urban areas… long story short… it’s an issue and Rochester is one of may cities trying to do something about it. Rochester, NY is currently developing a

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The Politics of Broadband


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The most recent U.S. election has, in many ways, refocused attention on rural America.  There have been numerous analyses by a diverse number of media and research outfits that all point back to a struggling rural America fighting to be heard by national (and sometimes state) politicians.  We’ve seen this struggle on a regular basis

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Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday


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For a long time we, the American consumer, have been accustomed to packing up the family and heading to the mall the day after Thanksgiving in order to take advantage of the massive sales that kick off the December holiday season.  So much so, that retailers started calling that particular Friday Black Friday because it

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Giving Thanks


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Today is Thanksgiving… a traditional holiday in the United States involving the gathering of friends and family, and the ceremonial roasting/frying of a large turkey; once described by Benjamin Franklin as “a Bird of Courage, [which] would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard

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