minnestar text logo


Sign up to stay up to date.


Rise of the Fiber Project: Transforming a Small Town into a Gigabit City


What happens when you try to make your small town into a Gigabit city? Why are some towns creating municipal fiber utilities and ISPs? What is driving this change? Why aren’t existing telecom and cable companies providing better services?

This is a tale of the quest to rescue a small town from broadband despair. The journey is fraught with traps and deception by those who would resist this change.

In this session, we’ll explore the creation of goals and a vision, researching and choosing engineering options, validating the costs and feasibility, and the process to make it happen.


Minnebar 9 (2014-04-12)


Bryan Welch