Every town considering a community broadband network is encouraged to conduct a feasibility study. A well-conceived, well-executed study can ascertain the community’s interest in a network, measure the broadband coverage gap and provide tools to go to bid for the construction and operation of a community network. If done right, a feasibility study is an extremely useful roadmap for your path forward. On the other hand, few things will waste more money and time than a poorly conducted feasibility study.
Read Trevor Jones latest contribution to Connectivity Matters, a recurring column published in Broadband Communities Magazine, on feasibility studies. The article begins on page 16.