Implementing Community Broadband
Implementing Community Broadband in your municipality may seem daunting - but it doesn't have to be! While we understand it is no small undertaking, with proper engagement and planning, it can be a huge success and help future-proof your community! Essentially, the pros far outweigh the cons.
We believe the following six steps will help your municipality successfully implement community broadband:
Business Case: Detailed pre‐conceptual level deployment and financial estimates.
Business Plan: Can provide facilitation, governance, organizational, operational, partnership, and financial components required to plan, deploy, and operate the fibre-optic broadband network.
Community Broadband Infrastructure Master Plan (CBIMP): Provides the infrastructure framework and conceptual level design for conduit/fibre throughout the focus areas. With it, both rural and urban municipalities can then build out the network over time as priorities and finances permit.
Active Network Design: This would provide the master plan for the lit-components and how capacity could be scaled over time.
Design: The Design phase is a combination of any of the following three items:
Detailed Engineering Design and Tender Process; and/or
Construction: This step takes the pilot project from initial construction approvals and start-up through to project hand-off to your municipality.
If you would like to learn more about community broadband implementation, or if your municipality is thinking of embarking on a community broadband project, big or small, we can help!