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Communities around the country are looking for ways to unlock the value of their fiber currency. In some communities, the destination may be a community-owned broadband utility. However, for many, the goals revolve around creating smart communication systems to drive broader community goals in education and economic development, or enhancing citizen services and experience.

Whatever their path, combining physical assets (utilities, fiber optic cables and conduits) with future-proofed public policy can enhance operations, expand services, create new revenue streams, and save money. Whatever the vision and course of action you select, the benefits can be significant and life-changing for your constituents.

HR Green’s municipal-focused professionals can help you unlock your full infrastructure’s hidden value, build a roadmap to success, and help prepare your community for the future. HR Green is your ideal partner to optimize your approach and navigate through all facets of a project life-cycle or daily operations of a department.

West Region Contact

David Zelenok, PE

West Region Contact
Ken Demlow
Central Region Contact

Kenneth Demlow

Central Region Contact
Lead Broadband Architect

John Monday

Lead Broadband Architect
Fiber + Broadband Practice Leader

Edward Barrett

Fiber + Broadband Practice Leader

Additional Resources

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

Top 5 ways Municipal Fiber Networks can Help Communities with Resiliency – HR Green, Inc

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

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