The broadband industry will convene this week in sunny Vail, Colorado for Mountain Connect, rapidly emerging as a leading conference for economic development, municipal, and other leaders across North America.
Over 700 are expected to attend, and the Harrison Edwards team will be there to meet with telecom providers and local and regional officials. Also, our Executive VP and COO Bob Knight will be presenting on the panel "Getting to the GO: How to Move Community Broadband Projects Forward" on Tuesday, June 12.
"Broadband projects can't come to fruition without the people, the press, politicians, and funding," said Knight. "So many broadband projects fail due to misinformation, or a poorly-communicated vision. We can change that," he added.
As of 2018, over 90% of broadband projects in the United States failed to move forward, leaving expensive engineering studies on the shelf, and the taxpayers footing the bill.
"What's unique about Mountain Connect and this panel are that we're showing cities and communities how to get stakeholder support, how to drive the take rate, and how to fund fiber projects. We'll also show community leaders how to fight back against misinformation campaigns," said Knight.