With the promotion of Google Fiber in Nashville I want to put out pointers to experts who can give real data about how these kinds of projects actually work themselves out.
First up, Christopher Mitchell’s work at At MuniNetworks.org with funding from the Media Democracy Fund. It was created and is maintained by the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative of the New Rules Project of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.
Here’s a good post with which to begin. Please take time to catch the Twit.TV video included as well.
PERSONAL BIAS ALERT: Until I hear otherwise, in the US context, open access networks appear to be the current gold standard / best practice. I’m open to conversation on this because I want the best long term situation for Nashville and TN as we develop the infrastructure to do data science and its related economic development.