Free Webinar DIY Tools and Strategies for Communities: Google Fiber is not calling

Just wanted to post the notes and archive from yesterday’s webinar. It was a demo on software to help communities track interest in public network. Here’s the description…

When community broadband advocates gather around the table to launch broadband initiatives with the ultimate goal of FTTH network deployment, many questions quickly emerge.  Important considerations of cost, consumer demand, network design rise to the top of the discussion.  Unfortunately, in most community initiatives, there is a shortage of engineers, marketing analysts and utility construction expertise serving on local task forces.  How can a community get an initial understanding of the deployment and business opportunities without hiring a full slate of consultants?  How can a community deal on more equal footing with prospective network provider partners?  COS Systems has technology that can help communities through these initial stages and provide ongoing value through the stages of project development. Learn more about best practices in broadband project planning and design process.

The video Archive (and PPT)

And a bio on the speaker…

Ron Corriveau

Ron Corriveau is the General Manager of COS Systems Inc, the maker of the COS Business Engine and Marketplace and Service Zones, software that enables the demand aggregation, planning, financing and management of community fiber networks.


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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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