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Let Rural Consumers Decide their Broadband Future: Five Steps to Gigabit Service throughout Rural America

By Jonathan Chambers | April 8, 2017

When I worked at the FCC, folks at that agency seemed simultaneously confident and puzzled about certain phenomena. Confident that it was too expensive to build fiber optic networks throughout…

Conexon further solidifies its leading role as the most experienced fiber to the home consulting group assisting rural electric cooperatives.

By Jonathan Chambers | March 18, 2017

Conexon, the most experienced consulting group specializing in electric cooperative fiber optic deployments, has furthered its mission, its focus and its leadership with the addition of two new senior team…

The New FCC Phantom Subscriber Program

By Jonathan Chambers | February 21, 2017

If you liked the $9.25 per month Obamaphone program, you’ll love the FCC’s $100,000 per subscriber program. First, the arithmetic of it. The FCC is preparing to spend over $100K…

The FCC protects legacy networks. Let rural consumers choose their future with portable subsidies.

By Jonathan Chambers | January 10, 2017

  In 1995, at a ceremony at the FCC, I had the privilege of representing the largest of a new wave of wireless providers, the winning bidders in the first…

FCC to Rural America: Drop Dead

By Jonathan Chambers | November 9, 2016

The FCC is Wrong. It’s your turn, Mr. Trump, to support rural America as it supported you. When I worked at the FCC from 2012-2016, I proposed various ways to provide…

Waiting for Harry Potter

By Jonathan Chambers | September 6, 2016

A couple of years ago, the fiber line that runs past our house was accidentally cut, leaving the sheared cable lying across our driveway. Verizon was terrific at responding and…

Four Tenets of Rural Broadband

By Jonathan Chambers | August 2, 2016

Residential broadband is not merely a speed. Broadband is the capability to provide internet access service with the speed, capacity and latency necessary for whatever number of devices is normally…

End Telephone Welfare

By Jonathan Chambers | July 1, 2016

Recently, Congress voted on the FCC’s decision to expand Lifeline program to broadband services. By all means, Congress should question whether the FCC is ensuring that essential telecommunications services are…