Bytes & Bandwidth Podcast

USTelecom’s Bytes & Bandwidth podcast discusses the many life-changing opportunities made possible by broadband and how innovation is connecting communities. Subscribe today on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

In episode 4, host Brandon Heiner, senior vice president of government affairs at USTelecom, sits down with Jonathan Cannon, a policy counsel in technology and innovation at R Street Institute, and Dr. Fallon Wilson, vice president of policy at the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC). The three talk about the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and how affordable broadband impacts communities and residents across the country.

In episode 3, host Lynn Follansbee, vice president of strategic initiatives and partnerships at USTelecom, sits down with Veneeth Iyengar, executive director of ConnectLA, the state of Louisiana’s broadband efforts. The two talk about Louisiana’s success in being the first state to have NTIA approve its Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) proposal, specific aspects of the plan, meeting the low income option of the proposal, timeline for implementation, and best practices for approval.

In episode 2, host Josh Bercu, vice president of policy and advocacy at USTelecom, sits down with Loyaan Egal, Bureau Chief of the Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau. The two talk all things illegal robocalls, including how they impact the lives of consumers and businesses, new tools and strategies the FCC is using to combat them, and how the bureau is staying ahead of future challenges.

In our first episode, host Robert Mayer, senior vice president of cybersecurity innovation at USTelecom, sits down with Jeanette McMillian, assistant director of supply chain and cyber with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and Mona Harrington, assistant director for the National Risk Management Center at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. The three talk about key risks and the priorities currently facing our supply chain ecosystem, how supply chain risks are communicated within the government, how artificial intelligence might be leveraged to identify and mitigate supply chain risks, and some of the biggest challenges we face in implementing AI solutions.

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