Should a fiber optic deployment strategy be part of an overall digital inclusive community plan? Absolutely. It’s one component out of many that should be considered. But that doesn’t mean fiber to the home is a necessity, nor does it mean that fiber is the end-all-be-all solution for solving the problem of the digital divide.
Bridging the Digital Divide Using CBRS and WiFi – 1,000 APs Deployed in 60 Days
We got the call to deploy 1,000 APs and CBRS end-points in 60 days for the local community.
Leasing Dead Air to Drive Municipal Broadband
Building an Internet service provider has three main components. A robust connection to the internet, scalable and capable of supporting all users The transport network to get the data to the end-user A way to connect the end-user to the network. The first part is easy enough to obtain: call a carrier, get a circuit,... Continue Reading →
How Broadband Affects Underdeveloped Countries and Maybe Some United States Counties
The UN has put out a report with the Working Group on Broadband for the most vulnerable countries. The study follows the Broadband deployments and usage for national development in four least developed countries (LDCs): Cambodia, Rwanda, Senegal and Vanuatu. This is a great effort by a ton of people and I applaud the time... Continue Reading →
An Idea to Provide Student Resources as We Approach the 2nd Obstacle in the Digital Divide
Providing the resources to close the digital divide and bridge the homework gap for students doesn’t end with connectivity, I think that’s where it starts. Preface about ideas Before I actually do any research for this, I want to put down what’s floating around in my head so that I can reference it and share it with... Continue Reading →
Building a case for Community Connectivity: The Frontera Colonia Project
Growing up in South Texas, it was sometimes difficult to understand that there was an entire world outside of our neighborhoods. I'm sure this is the same for every city and town across the world, as perspective is only gained through experience. No one captures the Rio Grande Valley of Texas like Gabriel Salazar - http://www.gabrielsalazarart.com/I was... Continue Reading →