Posted on July 30, 2012 by Craig Settles
All eyes seem to be on Kansas City after Google’s announcement last Thursday with important details on their fiber network. A lot of those details address consumer-side issues. Google promises to address business apps at some later date.
In the meantime, KC stakeholders are addressing broadband’s impact on economic development, and in part through their Web site GoogleConnectsKC. I was retained to write a series of 12 articles for the site on different communities that are making economic development strides using wired and wireless broadband.
Five have been posted so far and each week one of the remaining seven are being posted. Check these out and add them to your broadband playbook. Economic development in its many forms will be one of broadband’s killer apps in KC and elsewhere. This series helps you reinforce that strategy.
Articles so far
Filed under: Economic Development, Implementation strategies, Making the business case, Network business planning | Tagged: broadband strategy, community broadband, craig settles, Google, municipal broadband | 1 Comment »
Posted on July 3, 2012 by Craig Settles
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 immersed in broadband projects and policy. Over 60 hours of interviews with public, private and nonprofit sector leaders who are getting broadband done.
Below is just a sampling of Gigabit Nation interviews. Go to the show’s Web site to get the complete list of archived shows. And don’t miss my upcoming shows. There are new guests and new topics every week. Tell your friends.
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Filed under: Administration, digital divide, digital inclusion, Economic Development, funding broadband, General analysis, Implementation strategies, Managing costs, Needs analysis, Network business planning, public private partnership, Strategic thinking, sustainability, Tactical thinking | Tagged: broadband strategy, co-op, community broadband, craig settles, driven innovation, municipal broadband, public private partnerships, rural broadband | Leave a comment »