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This playbook from US Ignite shares the experiences and lessons from community leaders and on-profit partners as discussed during the Smart City Connectivity workshop on 2019. Leaders discuss how to fit connectivity into the context of community planning, how to partner with the private sector, and developing pathways for scalable projects.
US Ignite, through its Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) program, describes how it supports select communities in creating local and national partnerships to provide tools for building smart community strategies, applications, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and sustainability plans to help drive new services, startups, jobs, and innovation investments.
An article examining the roles and consequences of different approaches to 5G market design for innovation. The analysis is grounded in a conceptual framework that explicitly considers the complementarities among networks, applications, and services.
Participants in this video recommend that, as the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the necessity of high-speed broadband in homes and businesses to adapt to the socially distanced reality of the moment, state and local leaders should establish resilient infrastructure development goals. This conversation is about the need to establish governance frameworks that support investment strategies using innovative finance tools.
The EFF describes how interoperability can be implemented between services on the internet while maintaining user privacy. Chief proposals include concepts of competitive compatibility, data portability, back-end interoperability, and delegability.
This resource describes a high-level approach to adapting a governance process to support identified broadband needs and produce the greatest community value. The paper presents a governance framework in which stakeholder drivers and needs and the process of organizing for service contribute to value creation.
A submitted testimony to the FCC demonstrating how the T-Mobile and Sprint merger would result in substantial harm to public interest and offers no merger-related benefits to the public.
This piece of legislation from the State of Connecticut, signed into law on July 12, 2021, puts forth rules for updating state broadband maps, introduces a grant program to support the deployment of broadband service, establishes that a public list of federal broadband funding opportunities will be maintained, and establishes rights and regulations for broadband providers.
This document from the City of Westminster, Maryland, details a dark fiber lease and network operation agreement between itself and Ting Fiber Inc.
An assessment built to answer the Blandin Foundation’s question, “What do we need to know to do better?” The Blandin Foundation strives to understand its impact in communities through the Blandin Community Broadband Program (BCBP) as it invests in digital literacy skills and affordability programs.
The Resource Library is a curated collection of expert broadband resources, including funding guides, policy analyses, how-tos, and more. Every resource has been verified by the CTC Energy & Technology team, drawing on their more than forty years of expertise. The library is continuously updated as new resources are submitted for review. Search the resource library to find analysis, explainers, and case studies to answer your broadband questions.
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