The need for high-speed community broadband has never been greater. Across the country, communities are determining how to develop broadband services to solve key issues facing them in the face of ongoing resistance from the large, incumbent carriers. How will we educate our youth in a 1:1 education environment? Can we resolve the Digital Divide that faces rural and economically disadvantaged residents? Is our communications infrastructure capable of attracting Gigabit Economy and entrepreneurial companies?
More and more cities, municipal utilities, and electric cooperatives are taking these challenges into their own hands by developing Community Broadband services. Called the “Fourth Utility” by some futurists, public bodies and public-private-partnerships are deploying gigabit-capable fiber and other high-speed services that help communities become future proof. HR Green’s professionals can help you unlock your infrastructure’s hidden value, build a roadmap to success, and help prepare your community for the future. Our unique mix of municipal experience and deep communications knowledge makes HR Green the ideal partner to optimize your approach and navigate through every step of the process.
HR Green is unique because we approach these initiatives both from a municipal and from a communications perspective. Our staff of City Management and engineering professionals have successfully managed the implementation of small- and large-scale fiber optic, and broadband deployment initiatives. This experience, coupled with a phased approach to implementation, delivers a solution that is cost-effective, schedule-sensitive, and localized to achieve your goals.
Bringing Broadband to Rural Users: Pikes Peak Region’s Rural Communities Looking for Broadband On-ramp – Posted with permission from The Gazette (Colorado), by Rachel Riley, May 13, 2018
The Push for Community Fiber and Broadband – Edward Barrett, Senior Director & Practice Leader (page 5 – posted with permission from ILCMA)
Unnatural Evolution – Traffic Signals to Fiber Co-location to Gigabit Service – Dave Zelenok, PE (posted with permission from Iowa League of Cities, March 2017)
Is Additional Broadband Capacity Needed in Your Community? – Authored by HR Green’s Dave Zelenok, PE, Local Government Services Manager
Webinar Recorded 01/17/18: Learn from the Pros – Broadband Technology in Colorado – Dave Zelenok, PE and George Wentz, PE (posted with permission from the Colorado Municipal League, January 2018)
Webinar Recorded 12/19/17: Creating a Municipal Broadband Network in Colorado Communities – Dave Zelenok, PE, and Ed Barrett
Webinar Recorded 2/2/17: Leveraging Broadband Infrastructure to Enhance Municipal Services – David Pelser, PE, BCEE, and Dave Zelenok, PE
Webinar Recorded 12/7/16: Creating a Municipal Broadband Network in Your Community – Dave Zelenok, PE, and Ed Barrett
Webinar Recorded 5/8/18: Creating a Fiber Optic Network in Your Community – Ed Barrett and Dave Zelenok, PE
Webinar Recorded 5/31/18: Top Ways Your Co-op Can Start Planning for the Future: Successful, Real World Steps Co-ops Have Taken in Broadband – Ken Demlow and John Monday
Johnston Identifies Broadband Connectivity
The City of Johnston needed data to better define connectivity in the City and to provide options for better broadband throughout the City and to take the steps that will help them move towards their broadband goals.
Broadband Strategic Plan Spurs Fiber Implementation
El Paso County, CO
El Paso County had repeatedly heard from its rural residents that internet speeds and service were unacceptable. The County needed to determine how best to address complaints from constituents? Would broadband help make the area more economically competitive? How would the County prioritize diverse socio-economic needs? While Colorado Springs is well-served in one of five
Broadband Infrastructure Analysis Bands Central Iowa Together
Greater Des Moines Partnership, Des Moines, IA
Broadband coverage can be problematic, particularly in rural areas. Without specific connectivity data, municipal leaders do not know what options they might have to improve broadband, providers do not know where needs are, and maps that are used to determine grants can be inaccurate to the point where grants might not be available where they are needed.
5G Master Plan
This partnership will guarantee next-generation technologies are deployed from community inception and provide a valuable revenue sharing stream to the developer and district.
The Town of Hudson completed an “Introductory Broadband Analysis Report” detailing a summary of broadband projects, options, and case studies.
5G Streetlight Assessment
Greenwood Village, CO
The City of Greenwood Village developed a 5G Streetlight assessment on costs, benefits, and alternatives to improving the streetlights within City limits.
Small Cell Infrastructure Design Guidelines
The city wanted to create a small cell design guideline document that will outline and standardize the wireless applications within the City of Aspen.
Fiber Optic Master Plan Deployment
Fiber-optic master plan deployment that could be accomplished with minimal internal funds as a way to enhance connectivity and operational efficiency.
Broadband and Feasibility Study Bayfield, CO
Town of Bayfield, CO
The Town of Bayfield wanted to provide reliable, cost-effective, and fast broadband Internet service to support economic development and quality of life.
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