CBAN Resource Videos

Where's the Money Now?

CBAN's Curtis Dean and Todd Kielkopf visit with Michael Maloney of DA Davidson to discuss the current environment for municipal broadband projects in terms of financing options. How are state grant programs working? Is it likely big federal money will come through? How are community residents and businesses feeling these days about sharing buildout costs?

January 13, 2021

Legal Considerations for Broadband Public-Private Partnerships

In this edition of CBAN's Lunch and Learn, we talk with Jim Baller of the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC) and Keller and Heckman LLP about some of the legal considerations public entities should take into account when considering a public-private partnership (PPP) for delivering broadband to customers. Hosts Curtis Dean and Todd Kielkopf of CBAN.

December 17, 2020

Accessible, Affordable, Internet for All Act

Guest: Rep. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa)

The Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act (H.R. 7302), introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020, would provide significant investment in broadband across the nation, and significant subsidies for low-income Americans to help them get online. In this edition of CBAN's Lunch and Learn we learn what this bill could mean for rural and under-served communities from one of the architects of the bill, Representative Cindy Axne of Iowa.

Moderators: Curtis Dean and Todd Kielkopf, CBAN

December 2, 2020

Rural Electric Cooperatives (RECs) and Fiber

Across America, rural electric cooperatives are investing in fiber networks to help close the digital divide and provide access to smart grid capabilities. In this session, Steve Collier with Conexon will talk about the state of play in REC broadband efforts. Christopher Mitchell from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance will discuss trends - and barriers - for continued fiber investment by rural electric cooperatives.

July 14, 2020

Financing Broadband Initiatives with New Market Tax Credits

Learn about how New Market Tax Credits can be utilized as a financing vehicle for community broadband projects. Moderator Shawnna Silvius of the Montgomery County (IA) Development Corporation shares her experience in Red Oak, Iowa. Joining the discussion are Myriam Simmons with Ryan, Inc. and Jonathan Klaassen and Dan Helgeson with Rural Development Partners, LLC.

June 23, 2020

Digital Inclusion: Programs and Strategies

In this edition of CBAN's Lunch and Learn, we discuss programs designed to help more people take advantage of broadband and participate in the modern digital economy. Hosts Todd Kielkopf and Curtis Dean chat with Christopher Mitchell and Katie Kienbaum of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and explore different strategies and challenges

May 6, 2020

The Future of Home Data Usage

Lenny Hui, Cloud & Smart Home Business Sales with Calix (a CBAN Vendor Member) and hosts Curtis Dean and Todd Kielkopf of CBAN talk about some of the trends in home internet data usage that are making fiber networks more and more essential in today's world.

August 20, 2019

5G and Small Cell: What Cities Need to Know

Ken Demlow of HR Green reviews the FCC's order outlining what cities must do to enact local control over the siting of 5G and small cell wireless facilities. That order is due to go into effect on April 15th, and many communities may not have addressed the issue yet.

March 29, 2019

Show Me the Money

CBAN Co-Founder Todd Kielkopf (Kielkopf Advisory Services) and Michael Maloney (DA Davidson) discuss important considerations for financing a community broadband project.

November 15, 2018

Building a Consensus for Action: Strategies for Moving Community Broadband Projects Forward

Host Curtis Dean with CBAN and panelists Mark Erickson (RS Fiber, Minnesota) and Kurt Karr (iVinton, Iowa) discuss strategies for moving a community broadband project forward from concept to reality.

October 22, 2018

Meet the CBAN team

In our inaugural webcast, CBAN co-founders Todd Kielkopf, Curtis Dean, and Jon Anne Willow discuss the goals for the organization and provide information about membership.

September 25, 2018