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Building Consensus

Every successful next generation network project has had a single individual or core group of individuals willing to champion the project from start to finish. Often, as in the HBC study below, these are members of the local or regional economic development authority who understand.

Connecting with Your Community Gary Evans, President and CEO, Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Winona, MN, writes about the early challenges of building an ultra high speed network, the importance of building community support for the project, and the need to ensure that you don't "get so wrapped up in the busy-ness of planning and construction that you forget the elements that can make the network successful – sometimes even before activation."

Engaging Stakeholders Bell Aliant, a successful FTTH provider in Canada, offers this presentation on best practices for engaging stakeholders and preparing communities for the roll out of ultra-high speed, all-fiber services. Community Decision Tree The Blandin Foundation on how to drive community decisions to pursue ultra-high speed networks.


FTTH Council LUS Profile

Let's Do this for Kansas City

EBP's Roll out in Chattanooga