Community leaders often think there is only one way to fill their broadband gap – but there are multiple strategies suited to every community’s appetite for risk. They range from changing your policies for land use to building a government-only network that delivers a return on investment in a few short years. It can mean building a communications network to give your central business district a boost, constructing community-wide infrastructure for lease to the private sector or becoming a competitor in the communications business yourself. The choice depends on the problem you want to solve, the availability of true partners in the private sector and the community’s willingness to take risks.
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