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Broadband Master Planning: A Holistic Approach to Meeting Broadband Goals

Ken Demlow

By defining goals, gathering data and asking the right questions, communities can develop broadband master plans that lay the groundwork for high-speed networks.

Solutions to having good, ubiquitous broadband are very different for each community. Some communities do not have enough broadband providers; others have plenty of providers but pockets of areas that are underserved; still others have so many providers that they are concerned about running out of rights of way, particularly as fiber for 5G and small cells densifies.

This article discusses a process that can help address all these circumstances: broadband master planning. Some ideas might not seem new, but pulling them together into one process might be a solution to the fiber and broadband challenges communities face.

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Posted with copyright permission from Broadband Communities Magazine. Broadband Master Planning: A Holistic Approach to Meeting Broadband Goals by HR Green’s Ken Demlow.

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