Community Broadband Networks 
  corner   
Home
Archives
RSS/XML
Recent Blog Headlines
About Al Bonnyman
"What's this blog thing about, anyway?"
Partial list: power utilities with fiber

Sponsored by:
Fiber Planners Inc.
Designers of fiber networks for electric utilities and communities.

News and comments on community broadband networks, the communities deploying them and the technologies that support them. Published by Denise Frey and Al Bonnyman.

Enter your email address below to subscribe to Community Broadband Networks:

powered by Bloglet
If the subscription form returns an error, send an e-mail to bonnyman@earthlink.net.

Index of 2100 previous posts since March 2003

PicoSearch
  Search help

Send news updates and feedback to:
Al Bonnyman

Sponsored by:

Fiber Planners logo


Some of the topics we cover:

  • ADSS cable technology
  • OPGW cable technology
  • Fiber to the home
  • Powerline broadband
  • Fixed wireless broadband
  • Other power utility telecom topics
  • Innovative fiber deployment technologies


Recent headlines:


Links to other blogs and free-form news sites:


Other links:


Note: comments posted are strictly the opinion of the poster and not necessarily those of Fiber Planners Inc. or any other posters.

 

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

 

Every town considering FTTH needs an Annie

Every town considering FTTH needs an Annie

Annie Collins was a key grass-roots organizer in the Illinois Tri-Cities' (Batavia, St. Charles and Geneva) efforts to deploy a joint FTTH (fiber to the home) system. The response from the cable TV system became very ugly, deceptive and unprofessional (see our April 17 archive for more on this.)

Annie became known as "Annie 'Brokovitch' Collins" for her skill and determination in taking on the deceptive PR campaign and I understand she may be soon helping other towns in their battles.

A town building a FTTH network (or an older technology HFC - hybrid/fiber coax - system) traditional has needed several experts -- technical, legal, economic and marketing. In some cases, the most critical gap has been in the PR and grass-roots organizing area as the battles can get quite ferocious (just ask Provo and Bristol the kind of deceptive slander they've received). As soon as Annie gets her web site up, I'll be posting a link.

Other archive links to information on the Tri-Cities intitiative:
March 19
March 23, 25, 26, 28
April 2



#





Add email subscriptions to your blog with Bloglet! Weblog Commenting by HaloScan.com Listed on Blogwise
The Octopus Files
My Popdex Game Profile
Popdex
Metapop
Technorati Profile Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

This page is powered by Blogger.