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Know Thy Partner: Lessons Learned & Best Practices for PPP's (Video)
Every day, community leaders are working to overcome barriers to developing Internet networks. On Monday, April 4, 2016, Chris took part in the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC) pre-conference panel on Public Perspectives to Partnerships at the Broadband Communities Summit in Austin, Texas. Chris was joined by Gabriel Garcia, Bill Vallee, Jon Gant, and Drew Clark. The panel was moderated by Catherine Rice.
The group discussed strategies, business models, and lessons learned when building a successful public-private partnership (PPP).
Public Perspectives on Partnerships: Lessons Learned and Best Practices
Catharine Rice – Project Director, CLIC
Bill Vallee – Office of Consumer Counsel, State of Connecticut, New Britain, CT
Jon Gant – Director, UC2B
Christopher Mitchell – Community Networks Director, ILSR
Gabriel Garcia – Director, Senior Counsel, General Counsel, Legal Services, CPS Energy, San Antonio, TX
Drew Clark – Chairman and Publisher, BroadbandBreakfast.com
RS Fiber Ignites - Community Connections Video Podcast Part 2 of 2
On Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Christopher Mitchell sat down with Bill Wallace of US Ignite and Mark Erickson of the city of Winthrop, Minnesota. In part 2 of our ongoing series, Chris, Bill and Mark talk more about the "nuts and bolts" of building a network. Come back each Wednesday for new video content!This interview is paired with ILSR's report, RS Fiber: Fertile Fields for New Rural Internet Cooperative. The report documents a groundbreaking new model that’s sprung up in South Central Minnesota that can be replicated all over the nation, in the thousands of cities and counties that have been refused service by big cable and telecom corporations.