Courtney Bird and Peter Cook interview Christopher Mitchell, the Director of the Community Broadband Network Initiative at Institute of Local Self Reliance about efforts such as ours. Christopher’s work focuses on telecommunications–helping communities ensure the networks upon which they depend, are accountable to the community. He is a nationally recognized speaker and author and has helped main communities such as ours. The video will be shown on FCTV and is also available here.
We have received nine bids to our Request for Proposals for a company to do a feasibility study for the community network. This is a very good response and shows that there is significant interest in the project. We reviewed the bids and will be interviewing a set of finalists in the next few weeks. We expect to select a company in early October.