Christopher took a break from his hosting duties and joined The Broadband Bunch podcast recently as a guest to talk about the roles and responsibilities of cities in expanding Internet infrastructure and access.
He talks about the quiet success of most municipal networks around the country in terms of the value they bring, as an engine driving reinvestment in the community, and the benefits of local accountability and transparency. The episode also covers the different models available to cities - including open access - and how the venerable Community Broadband Bits Podcast got its start.
Listen to the episode over at The Broadband Bunch, or below.
Here's the 2011 debate Christopher refers to in the episode with Jim Baller, Rob Atkinson, and Jeff Eisenach.