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Seven Point Game Plan for a Winning Broadband Co-op Strategy

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How does your community get out from under the thumb of large incumbents responsible only to Wall Street and win better broadband? By becoming independent of these anti-market forces and building a true community network.

Frank Ohrtman, former manager in the Colorado Office of Information Technology, explains how his regional co-op unites the efforts of 40 of the state's 64 counties. They are achieving independence by planning, funding, building and operating local broadband networks. 

Gigabit Nation host Craig Settles' recent report on alternative funding strategies for broadband strongly advocates for broadband co-ops. Ohrtman lays out a seven-point game plan for making this strategy work and creating a financially sustainable network. Tell your colleagues, community stakeholders and everyone else who wants better broadband to listen, learn and do.