Chattanooga Provides Best Practices for Community Broadband Planning

I think it’s safe to say that quite a few people involved with broadband projects feel they don’t know all they should about what’s needed to make these projects successful. Hang in there. Help is on the way.

Luckily, we have a fair number of broadband stimulus projects well on their way to success across the country. There also are many projects funded from other sources that are doing well, some of which have been highlighted on my radio talk show, Gigabit Nation.

On the other hand, there also are projects struggling. This string of comments on LinkedIn highlights what I mean – http://linkd.in/xsr4cP (you may have to cut and past the link). Plus there are plenty of communities still trying to get past the drawing board. New perspectives and new strategies to boost broadband adoption efforts would help quite a few projects.

For those in trouble, in doubt or just plain in search of solid best practices for creating an effective strategy to bring better, faster broadband to your community, I present – Winning the Battle for Better Broadband: Lessons learned from Chattanooga and others building successful networks. I’m dissecting and analyzing steps Chattanooga took to create a successful gigabit network, plus adding information from many other communities to create a big-picture view of best practices for using broadband to impact local economic development.

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