Tag Archives: North Carolina

An Open Letter to N Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue: Support Community Broadband

I just called North Carolina Gov. Purdue’s office to explain why passing H129 – that abomination of anti-muni network legislation – would be bad for the state and the community broadband movement nationwide – 919-733-2391. It’s your turn. Here’s an open letter from Harvard professor and legal scholar Lawrence Lessig to Gov. Purdue. It’s worth the […]

More...
Posted in Economic Development, Legislative action | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

Day 58 – N. Carolina Broadband Battle’s Toll on Private Business

Retrovir nombre generico
Where to get lipitor cheap
Another vote looms in another NC legislative committee that appears to be on the verge of pushing anti-muni network bill H129 a little further down the line. It’s time to rally one more effort to get on legislators’ phones and e-mail boxes. In particular, we need to involve those broadband supporters who haven’t had time […]

More...
Posted in Legislative action | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 30 – N. Carolina Broadband Battle of Inches Shifts Momentum

Benadryl liquid dosage for dogs
Razor bike for kids
I coach two adult women’s soccer teams because, well, heaven knows I don’t have enough to occupy my time. Like many coaches, I appreciate our Hollywood counterparts’ inspirational speeches that make eyes misty and lower lips quiver, like this one by Al Pacino. Though the analogies don’t quite line up as well for soccer, I think […]

More...
Posted in Legislative action | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Facts Can’t Trump Broadband Reality in North Carolina

Confido by himalaya drugs
Aleve dosage rxlist
Recently I’ve written a few columns on this neat little campaign incumbents are running to fight off regulations from an FCC trying, in the face of mixed reviews, to make the market more competitive. “Facts are stubborn things,” a quote probably unearthed by a wise PR person, is their campaign to prove broadband competition is […]

More...
Posted in Legislative action, Smart grid | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Communities United for Broadband: Picking Up Where Google Leaves Off

Caverta cheap cialis generic viagra
Sankyo benicar hct
Anybody here doubt for a minute that Google has lit a fire for broadband under a lot of folks? With just a handful of staffers, a Web site and probably a PR firm (all of whom, btw, deserve a 4-week all-expense-paid vacation to Cancun), they turned legions of people of all stripes and from all […]

More...
Posted in Network business planning, Strategic thinking | Also tagged , , , , | 8 Responses

Going for Google Broadband Gold (one NC community’s approach)

Sponsor Less Pain More Gain Simplify the mapping, planning and buildout of your network Google recently turned the broadband world on its ear by announcing it’s going to set up fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks for a handful of lucky communities that will deliver 1 gigabit per second speeds. Dozens of cities large and small are lining […]

More...
Posted in Broadband stimulus, National broadband strategy, Needs analysis, Strategic thinking | Also tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tips for the Broadband Dash for Dollars

It’s been a pretty busy week, and a lot of my writing has been directed to other blogs instead of mine. Here’s a roundup of excerpts and links to a few to help your broadband stimulus grant prep work.  Double victory in N. Carolina (implications for broadband stimulus)  Within a 24-hour period last week, the […]

More...
Posted in Broadband stimulus, Network business planning | Also tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

N. Carolina’s Fight for Broadband is the U.S.’ Fight

Much of America, including North Carolina, is at vital crossroads with broadband technology. $7 billion in stimulus money will start us down the right path – unless, of course, those incumbent telcos and cable companies throw a monkey wrench into the works like they’re trying to do in N. Carolina. Through disinformation and proposing a state […]

More...
Posted in Broadband stimulus | Also tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment
  • Who’s Craig Settles?

    Industry analyst, expert broadband business strategist, runs on-site workshops to help clients create effective broadband plans.

    Contact me

  • Archives

  • Blog Topics

  • October 2018
    M T W T F S S
    « May    
    1234567
    891011121314
    15161718192021
    22232425262728
    293031  
  • Meta

  •