Broadband Communities

AUG-SEP 2017

BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises.

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S N E A K P R E V I E W: Here's a Taste of What You Will Learn About in Atlanta Enhance Your Community With Advanced Fiber Networks Electric Cooperatives Triple-Header Panel 1: Elected officials, professional association leaders and broadband advocates tell how they've worked to remove impediments in state laws and regulations that hinder deployment of highspeed broadband. Panel 2: Co-ops that have recognized the need for highspeed broadband to create economic growth for their members. Panel 3: Exciting new partnership arrangements that are bringing true broadband to hard-to-serve areas. The conference encompasses a 9-state region: Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana Grab Your Box Lunch and Let's All Go to the Movies Do Not Pass Go is a short documentary that focuses on what happens when the rural community of Pinetops, N.C., faces the potential shutdown of its new gigabit broadband network. It's a riveting investigation into how the town managed to get fiber, why it faced losing it – and what the struggle to keep it tells us about the future of municipal broadband in America. Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Cullen Hoback, the 23-minute film will be followed by a roundtable with the director and two of his "stars."

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