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[News] Engaging With Communities Crucial in Building Public Broadband Networks

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The following article was published by Broadband Breakfast:

Speakers emphasized the importance of assessing community needs, building partnerships, and educating people about the benefits of broadband internet.

Gigi Sohn, executive director of the American Association for Public Broadband, emphasized the necessity of community support, patience, tenacity, and leadership in navigating the complexities of network initiatives.

Reflecting on a financial scare in Cape Cod, Sohn highlighted the importance of preparing for financial aspects of network building and utilizing various funding sources, including state and federal grants, to manage financial risks effectively.

The full article is available here.



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