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One Response to “Tech News Today 552: Fiber in the Hood”
You mentioned that you might need to do a follow up netcast to the “Fiber in the Hood” episode 552 on how to introduce competition. I suggest you interview Dr. Andrew Cohill, a nationally known broadband consultant who led the Blacksburg Electronic Village (BEV) project. His firm is DesignNine.com. I have heard him speak, and he has an excellent and thorough presentation on how local governments can bring broadband (fiber to the home) to their communities. One of his suggestions is very obvious once you hear it: an “Open Ditch Policy” (any time a ditch is opened, i.e. to run a water or sewer line, then at least put in conduit for future fiber runs). From Wikipedia: The BEV was so thoroughly integrated in the Blacksburg community, that in 1998, the town was chosen by Guinness World Records as the “Most Wired Community.”