How to Build Your Gigabit Network

A four-part series

January 2015
Kirton McConkie webinar

This is a four-part webinar series hosted by Kirton McConkie telecommunications attorneys David Shaw, Shareholder, and Drew Clark, Of Counsel, addressing various issues municipalities should consider before creating a Gigabit network.

Click on the webinar title to view the webinar, click on the presentation titles to view the handouts.

Part 1: Avoiding Mistakes Before You Begin

David Shaw, Kirton McConkie, Shareholder and Drew Clark, Kirton McConkie, Of Counsel: How to Build Your Gigabit Network: Avoiding Mistakes Before You Begin

David Evertsen, CEO, Municipal Solutions: Confluence--Local Government's Role in Economic Development Through Municipal Broadband

Masha Zager, Editor, Broadband Communities magazine: Overview of Community Broadband Networks

Zane Logan, City Manager, Powell, WY: no presentation available

Part 2: Lessons from Municipal Success Stories

Brings together some of the lessons learned by municipalities in building their Gigabit networks. Officials from cities that have designed and built networks discuss their goals and expected outcomes. How can we measure the success of these networks?

David Shaw, Kirton McConkie, Shareholder and Drew Clark, Kirton McConkie, Of Counsel: Lessons from Municipal Success Stories

Andrew Cohill - Danville, Virginia: Open Access Success Stories and Best Practice

Deb Socia, Executive Director, Next Century Cities: Lessons from Municipal Success Stories

Bruce Patterson - Ammon, Idaho: Lessons Learned.

Part 3: Selling the Benefits to Users

What are the benefits to cities, citizens and businesses from building Gigabit Networks? Emerging high-bandwidth apps require greater connectivity speeds, made easier by fiber networks. Who is experiencing such benefits today, and how we can use their stories?

David Shaw, Kirton McConkie, Shareholder and Drew Clark, Kirton McConkie, Of Counsel: Selling Benefits to Users

David Martin, Strategy and Development Group, Orange Silicon Valley: A Consumer Apps Initiative

Glenn Ricart, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Ignite: Smart Gigabit City Applications

Part 4: Resources for Municipalities

What resources are available to cities as they approach Gigabit Networks, alone or in public-private partnerships? Interest in Gigabit Networks is growing and municipalities that go down that path are not alone.

David Shaw, Kirton McConkie, Shareholder and Drew Clark, Kirton McConkie, Of Counsel: Resources for Municipalities

Steve Johnson, SJ Advisors LLC: Tax-Exempt Financing Discussion

Adam Eisner, Director of Networks, Ting: A Service Provider’s View of Municipal Partnerships

Lev Gonick, OneCommunity: Public Benefit Next Generation Broadband Network