High-Speed Internet: Is There a Better Way?

Like you, I’m excited by the possibilities that faster, widely available, affordable high-speed Internet could create for our community. Having spent seven years researching, developing and launching new telecommunications services that generated $15 million annually, and managing existing services worth… Continue Reading


Whitmore Elementary Gets Wired: California, Telecomm, Ratepayers Close Digital Divide

The fourth graders at Whitmore Union Elementary School are learning to code. Let that sink in. As adults, one of these rural eastern Shasta County kids might someday design the robot army that destroys humanity. Become the next hedge fund… Continue Reading


Indian Country Gets Wired: Karuk Tribe Brings Broadband to the Boondocks

Judging from reader response to the first installment of this series on bringing broadband Internet to rural northern California, there are a lot of folks out there not getting the Internet they need, let alone want. There are many interconnected reasons for… Continue Reading


Behind-the-Curtain Changes at A News Cafe.com

Today I talk with Joseph Domke of Ostrava, Czech Republic, where he’s lived for nine years with his delightful wife Marie and my three Ragdoll grandcats, Neffie, Apollo and the new cat, whose name I always forget. Joe’s my son… Continue Reading