Resource Guide

Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)

Both public and private entities bring strengths and weaknesses to the table when it comes to broadband investment, and neither sector can wholly address the digital divide without the other. Increasingly, communities and private sector entities are forging innovative public-private partnerships to deliver broadband while maximizing reward and minimizing risk. 

These partnerships are not cookie cutter—in fact, no two look quite alike. It is up to the participants to determine what model, and what partner(s), best meet their needs. These resources explore what works about public-private partnerships, and provide rich case studies and guidance for getting started: