I have long been a fan of Larry Lessig's work, so I was proud to see him use our work as the foundation for his presentation at the 2011 Personal Democracy Forum. He talks about the fundamental right of communities to build their own networks as well as Time Warner Cable's successful purchase of competition-limiting legislation in North Carolina.
Folks in Colorado will want to check out the 2011 Rural Broadband MountainConnect conference at Mt Princeton Springs, Nathrop, Colorado from June 12-13. Those who want to go will have to Request an Invitation (see the site for details).
Some of the discussion topics include:
- What exactly is Rural Broadband?
- What are the real Community Benefits?
- How do we get to Gigabit Speeds?
- Success stories: Lessons learned
- National Trends & Regulation
I have been assured that this is not some vendor-dominated event trying to selling you something, so if you are nearby, consider checking it out.