Broadband Communities

MAY-JUN 2018

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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TOP 10 TAKEAWAYS OVERHEARD AT THE 2018 SUMMIT 10. Bad broadband is like Oliver Twist's gruel. It might not be much, but if you're hungry, you'll take it. – Ann Treacy, Blandin Foundation 9. People start companies where they want to live – broadband is a piece of that. – Rollie Cole, Senior Fellow, Sagamore Institute for Policy Research 8. You can't build it and hope they will come. You have to prepare people to want broadband. – Tim Will, Principal, Catalpa 7. If you want a tech ecosystem, you have to have a tech infrastructure. – Jory Wolf, VP of Digital Innovation, Magellan Advisors 6. Co-ops step up in delivering broadband where others won't. – Jonathan Chambers, Partner, Conexon 5. I plan to live to be 100 because I want to see broadband across the United States.... we need to move forward with grace and veracity. – Jane Smith Patterson, Partner, Broadband Catalysts 4. Broadband is the new water; if you don't have it you need to travel to get it, especially in Tribal communities. – Matthew R. Rantanen, Director of Technology, Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association 3. We aren't going to get anything from Washington in the foreseeable future and it's up to us. The key is local champions. Communities who have local champions can succeed; without this, odds of success are so much lower. – Jim Baller, President, Baller Stokes & Lide, PC 2. You don't want your city to be part of the "digital rustbelt." – Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kansas City, Missouri 1. Broadband is a Civil Right! – Nicol Turner-Lee, Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution

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