Behind the


A podcast from STRATA Networks

Behind the Connection is a podcast that covers all things internet and technology‑related – the good, the bad, the complexities, and the realities. We talk about it all, right here on Behind the Connection.

Latest Episodes
April 3, 2020

Understanding Internet and Bandwidth

In this episode, we discuss the critical role the internet plays in our lives. The complicated and highly technical nature of the internet can be more than a little confusing. We talk with Brent Simmons and Shelly Ward from STRATA to help us dispel the myths and misconceptions of this important topic. Their experience in technical troubleshooting and network design yield key insights into how we can be more efficient, productive and stay connected with each other.

March 20, 2020

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Education

In this podcast episode, Tyler Rasmussen (STRATA Networks) talks with local school superintendents, Dr. Rick Woodford from Uintah County and Dave Brotherson from Duchesne County, to discuss the unprecedented educational changes being made in the past week in response to the global Coronavirus pandemic. They also discuss how educators, the food service staff, students, parents and the community are working together to navigate the daily modifications being made to our normal routines.

March 16, 2020

USDA ReConnect Program

On our first episode, we dive deeper into the recent announcement that STRATA was selected to receive nearly $24 million from the USDA to deliver fiber internet to rural areas of the Uintah Basin. Our guests include Dusty Olsen, owner of Big Run Ranches - one of the locations that will receive fiber as a result of this program - and Jon Bingham from STRATA Networks who answers some of the common questions that have been asked since the announcement was made including how the locations were selected for the application and what it means for the locations that weren’t.

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