Mostly Vegetarian

I was at a family reunion over Labor Day weekend, and my cousin Beth (who’s been vegetarian for as long as I can remember), asked my wife and me about our relatively recent conversion (February 2008). My wife had no trouble tracing her inspiration to the book “Skinny Bitch” and its stories of animal cruelty. […]

Sh!t Happens

And ain’t that the truth! No matter your industry, no matter your plans, sometimes that Murphy guy gets the best of you. We’ve all been there. It’s just a matter of how you respond. Goodwill gets a good workout when problems occur – it’s true in any business.

The Complaints Window is Open

I saw a Nationwide Insurance commercial recently in which the visually impaired employee named Michael Piccerello expressed in 30 seconds a concept covered in one of my favorite B books: Janelle Barlow’s “A Complaint is a Gift.” When a customer takes the time to complain, they are really giving you a gift – a gift […]

They Must have Switched to Ku Band

Bird bath. Gazebo roof. Flying disc. Solar oven. “Reduce, reuse, recycle” taken to extremes can mean some really wicked ideas for satellite dishes. Especially the C-Band dishes and the big TV dishes that were so popular in the 1970s. My wife and I were visiting Kelley’s Island, Ohio, a couple weeks ago (those glacial gouges […]

¡Viva Honduras! The rejection of tyranny and the reestablishment of democracy.

Skycasters’ customers, and other citizens in Honduras, woke on 28 June 2009, to a series of events that on the surface sounds awfully familiar: The military removes the democratically-elected president, and hands the power to an official the military deems more capable. But there’s more to this story. The world press has identified that

China Plans Better than We Do

I was watching Discovery Channel’s “Ted Koppel goes to China,” and an interesting point came up about the benefits of a one-party political system. I am not advocating communism or anything – far from it.  I love my country, warts and all, and I still believe that there is no better place to live on […]

Call for Partners – Skycasters wants to work with you!

Skycasters is looking for technology and business partners.  We provide IP connectivity to some of the most remote and inaccessible places on earth, and we provide backup solutions for businesses of all sizes.  We want to partner with complementary organizations that have expertise that is beyond our core, or those that need Skycasters’ services to […]

Skycasters Rule #1. We won’t oversubscribe our network. Period.

In order to provide quality broadband via satellite, you need a few things. First, you need a superior Teleport facility, complete with earth stations and satellite hubs, a state of the art data center and network operations center, as well as the professional engineers and operators that make it all work. Next, you need to […]

With Great Respect to Randall Stephenson and AT&T

Wow.  I just saw the new AT&T commercial (Investing in America) for the first time last night.  If you haven’t seen it, you can watch it here:

Skycasters Assists Marketing Students through AdWords

Skycasters is helping the Bowling Green State University marketing class team (FalcoLytics) learn online marketing (read our press release). A BGSU grad myself, and a member of their Marketing Advisory Council since 1997, I’m inviting the three BGSU team leads to post their strategies, powerpoints, and exams (findings & analyses) to this blog entry. That way you (interested in premier broadband […]

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