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National Survey Report – Broadband’s Impact on Economic Development: The Real Deal

Every two years, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and I team up to survey economic development professionals and others nationwide to learn how broadband is impacting economic development efforts. This year, 301 individuals participated, and their feedback has been particularly revealing (Read the full report here). The 2010 survey is “The Real Deal” as […]

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Guest Blogger Esme Vos: How Highspeed Wireless Broadband (Wi-Fi) Can Help Economically Depressed Communities



As my survey on broadband’s impact on economic development (sponsored by the International Economic Development Council – IEDC) wraps up, I want to spotlight one of the topics covered in the survey. The role of wireless is important, and here’s Muniwireless.com founder and industry maven Esme Vos with valuable insight on why you should consider […]

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Craig Settles’ Broadband Question of the Day (August 13)

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This question comes from an attendee of my Webinar “Finding the Right Business Model for Community Broadband“ What is your take on the Google Fiber project? In my Webinar on business models a couple of weeks ago, someone sent me this question that I didn’t have time to answer in the session. Right after ending […]

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Strengthen the FCC’s Hand through Third Party Validation



While it’s easy this week to get caught up in the Google-Verizon news and bemoan the end of the Internet as we know it (though I think the real news is that Verizon gave net neutrality advocates a HUGE boost), a little watched sub-plot is cooking in the FCC vs. incumbents Battle for DC Domination. The […]

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Craig Settles’ Broadband Question of the Day (July 29)

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This question comes from Cathy Emerson, Project Manager,  Center for Econ Dev, California State University, Chico How can we quantify the economic development benefits of broadband? To answer this question, you have to separate the discussion about broadband’s impact into two parts: the public good and the financial benefits to the broadband project. When most people […]

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Craig Settles’ Broadband Question of the Day (July 28)

Today’s question comes from Mike Mathiesen, CEO of America 2.0 Inc. How would you get the participation of the local merchants? Getting the merchants involved with your broadband initiative, and I’ll take the liberty to include the entire business community under the “merchant” umbrella, is at once simple and challenging. The simple part of the process […]

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Craig Settles’ Broadband Question of the Day (July 26)

I’m two Webinars into a six-session series and they’re going very well. But I’m getting more great questions than I can answer in my sessions. So every day – well, Monday-Friday – I’m going to answer some of the ones I didn’t get to. You’ll have no excuse for missing any. You can subscribe to […]

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My Next Broadband Strategy Webinar

Those of you who are new visitors here (and some of you regulars) should attend the bi-weekly Webinar series on broadband strategy planning I’m doing with Broadband Properties Magazine. It’s happening Wednesdays. If you missed 12 Steps to Move Broadband From Ideas to Execution, check it out today, and also tell your colleagues about it. This session gives […]

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Preliminary Analysis: First Batch of Stimulus Round 2 Awards

RUS, NTIA and the White House yesterday held a preliminary conference call to talk about today’s official announcement of the first batch of NOFA 2 (broadband stimulus) award winners. No doubt the winners are popping champagne corks and started their 4th of July weekend fireworks early. The rest of the applicants and some of the […]

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Drive Kicks Off to Move 1000 Communities to Broadband

Weary of the wait for broadband, and wary of Congress’ recent efforts to help, Communities United for Broadband (970+ members) has teamed with Broadband Properties Magazine to empower communities to deliver their broadband future now. Next week, with the goal of assisting 1000 communities to move forward with broadband projects by 2011, Communities United for […]

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