Gigabit Nation started in 2011 as a radio talk show to give listeners valuable news and instruction on how to bring faster, better broadband to communities nationwide. The show is now also a repository and reference center for best practices that help broadband project teams manage the business operations logistics of community broadband.
As each year begins, it’s good to look back over the most popular shows to see which broadband deployment issues drew the biggest interest, re-learn the lessons these presented, and predict a little about which issues will be important in the upcoming year. Nearly 80,000 broadcasts have been streamed or downloaded since the first Gigabit Nation broadcast highlighted Chattanooga’s public-owned network.
Long-time listener and community media and telecom consultant Chuck Sherwood states, “Gigabit Nation is a “Not to Be Missed” dive into the emerging world of community networks with an emphasis on how they impact not just community and education development, but also a 21st Century information and innovation economy.” Listenership is steadily increasing as the drive for more community networks and public-private partnerships rises.
Beginning with the most popular broadcast, here are the top 10 Gigabit Nation shows for 2013 (be sure to Like Gigabit Nation on Facebook).
The Top 10 rocks!
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