Author: Jason Longenecker

News, Strategy

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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News

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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Strategy

Funds for Fiber


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In the Broadband Communities, Online Magazine article, “Financing Fiber Networks“, they give some great tips on how to fund fiber build outs for Municipal Broadband efforts.  The article covered over a half a dozen mechanisms for acquiring funding to build out a home grown Community Broadband Network. Crowdfunding a Fiber Network Attracting Major Investors State

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Strategy

404 error: Comcast not found


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Three years ago Comcast blew off an appointment to install Xfinity at my house. The 4-hour install window came and went while I waited at home.  The moment the install window ended, I called to get a status.  To my surprise, Comcast told me that they had come to my place and they couldn’t get

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Strategy

Pivot to Survive


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In every business their eventually comes a time when the well dries up and you have to pivot your solutions and offerings to survive.  While I don’t see the end in sight for land line based utilities, I do see a need for these industries to step their game up in order to compete for

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News, Strategy

Utility LINE Blog Kick Off!


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Thank you for viewing the Utility LINE Blog! The Utility LINE Blog offers News, Strategy and How To’s on topics addressing Community Broadband Providers. We are scheduling a minimum of one post a week.  We plan on having guest bloggers from time to time to keep things interesting.

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