Community Broadband Bits – Our New Podcast

Date: 18 Jul 2012 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

About a month ago, we launched our new podcast series – Community Broadband Bits!   Each episode is a 10-15 minute interview with key people in the fascinating world of community broadband networks.   You can subscribe via iTunes or stream it directly from our companion web site –

Here is a list of the episodes we’ve put out so far.  Enjoy.

Community Broadband Bits 4 – Kevin Kryzda, CIO of Martin County, Florida

The fourth episode of Community Broadband Bits features Kevin Kryzda from Martin County, Florida. We discuss their county-owned network that is saving millions of dollars for the community — as detailed in our case study published last month. Activists that want to encourage publicly owned broadband in their communities should familiarize themselves with the cost.

Community Broadband Bits 3 – UTOPIA and XMission

For the third Community Broadband Bits podcast, we decided to do a double interview, perhaps making up for skipping last week due to our Independence Day holiday. In this show, we talk with Todd Marriott from the UTOPIA open access network in Utah. The second interview is with a provider on the network: Pete Ashdown, founder of XMission.

Community Broadband Bits 2 – Wired West

In our second podcast, we have interviewed Monica Webb with the Wired West Initiative in rural western Massachusetts. Like our first podcast, this should be an excellent resource for those who are still in the early stages of community broadband and seeking ideas or inspiration. We continue to be interested in your feedback and suggestions.

Community Broadband Bits 1 – Sibley County Fiber to the Farm

The first show is an interview with Linda Kramer with the Marketing Committee of the Sibley-Renville Fiber Project in rural Minnesota’s Sibley County.  Also, in our excitement to produce this podcast, we forgot to credit Fit and the Conniptions for the intro/outro music. Much thanks for releasing their music under a creative commons license that allows us to use it for this purpose.


If you have questions about the podcast please contact Christopher Mitchell in our Minneapolis office at 612-276-3456 ext. 209.

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Christopher Mitchell is the Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. He runs as part of ILSR's effort to ensure broadband networks are directly accountable to the communities that depend upon them.