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Models for Community Broadband
- Date Updated: June 2021
Models for Community Broadband is the fourth installment of this suite of toolkits designed to support small communities across Canada for whom community broadband may be a good option for improving connectivity.
A successful community broadband initiative relies on choosing a model for ownership and business operations that suits your distinct context. Understanding the options, along with your particular situation and priorities will help you to choose and implement a model that will facilitate your project now and long into the future. Exploring these models will help you to further shape your project, business plan and supporting partnerships.
You will deepen your project’s focus while exploring key factors that inform particular models. While various new initiatives are emerging to address connectivity for Canadians, many communities are still struggling with inadequate or even non-existent high-speed internet. Community broadband offers a powerful and empowering approach to accelerating your connectivity goals, and sometimes at lower cost than waiting for it to come to you.
The Models for Community Broadband toolkit is designed to introduce you and your team to some of the key business models in community broadband, supporting you in designing the right approach for your unique community. It includes easy-to-understand tools for you to work through and take action as you make better community broadband a reality. These tools cover three main themes:
1. Introduction to Community Broadband Models
2. Considerations for Community Broadband Models
3. Choosing a Community Broadband Model
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