Craig Settles is an industry analyst, broadband strategy consultant and co-founder of Communities United for Broadband, which delivers on-site training to private- and public-sector organizations. Follow him on Twitter (@cjsettles) and his blog, Fighting the Next Good Fight.
The recently crowned Intelligent Community of the Year for 2012 has figured out how to make digital inclusion a self-funded project.
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Each community is a broadband market — but we don’t act like it.
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Flawed speed goals and overreliance on telcos could limit the National Broadband Plan’s effectiveness.
To get a stimulus-funded, broadband network off the ground, needs analysis and partnerships are crucial.
When building a community broadband network, local government IT leaders must be smart, shrewd and honest in the mad dash for federal dollars.