Category Archives: Managing costs

Eliminate Weeks from Your NOFA 2 Prep Time!

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The Smart Path to Broadband Mapping

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I often address the serious need for a broadband mapping strategy that doesn’t involve Connected Nation. Today I lay out one strategy for getting better maps faster, and for a much more reasonable cost than the alternative.  Here’s why mapping is critical to underserved communities’ ability to get broadband, and why poor mapping threatens to […]

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The Underserved’s Role in Broadband Sustainability

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This week I spoke at the Internet Innovation Alliance on the topic of Making Broadband Affordable for All Americans. Besides reinforcing some of my previous thoughts about sustainability, partnering and local governments’ role in broadband development, I threw out a provocative thought that broadband advocates can address now or address later when it costs more […]

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Broadband Financing, Financial Services for My Blog Readers

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The one thing everyone with broadband dreams is looking for today is money, so here you go. Four elements are key to successfully pursuing broadband stimulus grant money: a solid business case, financing for the network buildout, financial network operations and a credible financial modeling. Our Broadband Success Partnership provides all four. You can get […]

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How to Keep iPhone Killers from Killing Your TCO (total cost of ownership)

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After moderating a panel before CTIA that included some folks involved with Sony Ericson’s new Xperia device, and reading the latest Android hype, I wonder how organizations are preparing for the TCO challenge of convergence – and how badly will the C-Brigade (CEO, COO, etc) undermine those efforts? Mobile device convergence is a hip concept. […]

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