Category Archives: public private partnership

Resources/Interviews to Make Community Broadband More Successful

I show you what community broadband success is. Besides executing effective needs analysis that enhances communities’ feasibility studies, my writings and radio show help you make sense of the business of broadband, the never-ending industry hype, and the craziness of broadband politics. Here’s a little light reading and easy listening. I’ve accumulating a huge amount […]

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Will Your 2014 Broadband Strategy Embrace Multi-Dweling Units? (pt 1)

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As economic development pros and others develop strategies for using broadband to boost their local economies, here’s one strategy you should consider that can achieve this goal PLUS increase the financial strength of the network. Are you selling owners of commercial multi-dwelling units (MDUs) on being anchor tenants of the network? Analyze Santa Monica, CA’s […]

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Six Steps for Moving Your Broadband Project Forward

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Getting faster better is increasingly becoming an imperative. However, as much as stakeholders can see the value of the a highspeed network, the question of how to get from here to there stymies probably 50% of communities. And they can’t get out of the starting gate. One major hurdle to moving forward is that folks […]

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With Google Fiber, This Isn’t Your Father’s Startup Incubator

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Entrepreneurs starting technology businesses in their garages is the stuff of Silicon Valley folk lore. But will home-based entrepreneurialism propelled by Google Fiber be the lure for a new generation of entrepreneurs flocking to Kansas City and gigabit cities across the United States? Kansas City Startup Village says, “Yes indeed!” Attendees in Kansas City for […]

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14 Gigabit Success Stories. But Wait, There’s More!

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Too often we see the incumbent propaganda that proclaims all community broadband networks to be failures. But nothing could be further from the truth as there are over 340 such networks, some having been around for 12 or 14 years. True, there are a tiny number of problem children, but four or five out of […]

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Building the Gigabit City – My Latest Book Launches

Last week I released my first e-book, Building the Gigabit City. Enthusiasm for building broadband networks on their own or in public private partnerships is growing rapidly in communities across the U.S. But there’s so much that people need/want to know about community broadband, it’s almost impossible to bring it altogether in one place. Building […]

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Your Broadband Education Straight from the Source

Nowhere else on the Web can you find such a complete source of first-hand broadband project management and policy experience. And this knowledgebase grows weekly. Last August I launched Gigabit Nation, the only radio talk show devoted to broadband, and have amassed quite a treasure trove of excellent insights as well as advice from people […]

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Community Foundations Boost Broadband and Economic Development

Today’s guest on my Gigabit Nation radio talk show, Sharon Stroh, gives us lots of valuable details on Steuben County, IN’s foundation that has made broadband possible for this rural area in Indiana. Before listening to the show, below is a helpful primer from fellow broadband advocate Larry Baumgart. Community foundations are tax-exempt public charities […]

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The Middle Mile/Last Mile Disconnect

Last Thursday Washington, DC announced they’re powering up a 100-gig network, funded in large part by broadband stimulus money. If I’m not mistaken they’re the only urban area to get money for an infrastructure project. That’s kind of a pity since urban areas have some pressing infrastructure needs that get ignored by the media. But […]

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Top 10 List for Effective Public Private Partnerships

[gigya width=”210″ height=”105″ src=”http://www.blogtalkradio.com/btrplayer.swf?file=http://www.blogtalkradio.com%2Fplaylist.aspx%3FShow_ID%3D2202379&autostart=false&bufferlength=5&volume=80&corner=rounded&callback=http://www.blogtalkradio.com/flashplayercallback.aspx” quality=”high” wmode=”transparent” menu=”false” ] Listen to internet radio with cjspeaks on Blog Talk Radio Today we had Gary Evans, President and CEO of Hiawatha Broadband Communications, as our guest on my Net radio talk show, Gigabit Nation. He gave the audience a great set of top 10 tips and recommendations for […]

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