Local broadband policy models presented to central Sierra policy makers
broadband, central sierra connect broadband consortium, loma linda, public policy, regional consortia, santa cruz, watsonville
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Like it or not, convincing an incumbent provider to invest in improving broadband infrastructure in your community means putting a better deal in front of them than they can get elsewhere. Both Google and AT&T have money to spend on fiber upgrades, but not very much, relatively speaking. So they’re issuing short lists of cities, and then sitting back and waiting to see what those candidates put on the table.
Two things top their wish lists: getting permits quicker and cheaper, and access to public right of ways and real estate.… More