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Broadband Videos Help Community Leaders Understand Technology

Do you want a crash course on broadband technologies or broadband policy? Or are you looking for ways your community could partner with telecommunications providers? If so, then check out the Broadband 101 and 102 videos which were recorded during the Nebraska Broadband Today Conference on Oct. 26, 2017. The conference was sponsored by the Nebraska Telecommunications Association in partnership with the Nebraska Broadband Initiative.

The Broadband 101 session featured presentations on broadband technologies and policy by two rock star presenters: Jason Axthelm, NebraskaLink and Doc Wininger, Pinpoint Holdings.

The Broadband 101 videos have been broken up into 8 segments:

  • What is broadband?
  • Bits, Bytes, and Other Important Terms
  • Broadband Technologies—Overview and DSL
  • Broadband Technologies—Cable Modem
  • Broadband Technologies—Fiber
  • Broadband Technologies—Wireless and Satellite
  • Telecom Policy in Nebraska
  • Questions and Answers

The Broadband 102 session brings together two representatives of the telecommunications industry and a local economic developer to discuss how communities and providers can work together to improve broadband services. The session is moderated by Cullen Robbins, Nebraska Public Service Commission and features three panelists: Tom Shoemaker, Pinpoint Holdings, Brad Moline, Allo Communications, and Jonathan Jank, Seward County Chamber & Development Partnership.

Thanks to OCIO employees, Nancy Taylor and Sam Fifer, for their help in recording and editing the videos!

From the December 2017 issue (PDF) of Nebraska Broadband