Giants of Broadband: A Personal Remembrance of Scott DeGarmo
August 31st, 2015
Editor’s Note: The broadband world has lost three visionary giants over the past several months: Scott DeGarmo, Charles Benton and Don Samuelson. Each of these men had a significant impact on the world of advancing high-speed communications. Personally, each of them also had a significant impact on my professional career in broadband. I have had countless interactions with each of them over the course of many years.
SALT LAKE CITY, August 31, 2015 – I learned of the passing of Broadband Communities CEO Scott DeGarmo from pancreatic cancer two weeks ago this morning. One of my colleagues on the board of the non-profit Rural Telecommunications Congress had shared the news. His death came just one month prior to his company’s next conference, “Fiber for the New Economy” in Lexington, Kentucky.
I immediately sent off my condolences — now joined with dozens of others on the Broadband Communities web site — to those in his company whom I have known and with whom I have interacted on my levels.
Is 'Broadband' Just Another Name for the Internet?
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, Premium Content
June 1st, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 – This week marks the 19th annual conference, about “Computers, Freedom and Privacy,” which is hosted this week in Washington, D.C.
The Internet: More Than Digital Voice or High-Definition Television
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, Weekly Report
May 4th, 2009
DALLAS, May 4, 2009 – Broadband is and must be more than better-quality voice signals, higher-definition television, and more digital products bundled together, internet visionary David Isenberg said at the Broadband Properties conference here.
Rural Utilities Service Outlines Its 'Community Connect' Rules
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Weekly Report
May 4th, 2009
DALLAS, May 4, 2009 – Regulations have not yet been issued regarding the federal government’s program to invest $7.2 billion in broadband networks, but experts inside and outside of government took their best shot at explaining the program’s contours at the Broadband Properties conference here.
Verizon, Other Fiber Builders Cautiously Optimistic About Broadband Recovery
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
April 27th, 2009
DALLAS, April 27, 2009 – Fiber-optic technology is beginning to hit its stride in the marketplace, with nearly 13 percent of homes in North America now able to access the super high-speed broadband connectivity, aided by a big push by Verizon Communications.
BroadbandCensus.com Editor Speaking at Broadband Properties Summit
Broadband Calendar, Weekly Report
April 25th, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2009 – Drew Clark, Editor and Executive Director of BroadbandCensus.com, will be speaking during a general session of the Broadband Properties Summit, which opens in Dallas on Monday.