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May 04, 2008

NEOhio's OneCommunity and the Future of the Broadband Economy: Interview with Robert Bell from the Intelligent Communities Forum

The Great Lakes Geek himself, Dan Hanson, has just posted a great background podcast with Robert Bell from the NY-based Intelligent Communities Forum.

The interview (part one of two) starts with an exchange over the politics of broadband. Reminds me of one of my favorite Colbert shticks.

Dan then take Robert through the various models around the world associated with the broadband economy. The final piece of this first interview explores the difference between muni-wireless as a strategy for economic development and contrasts it with the 'portfolio approach' to infrastructure investments necessary for a sustainable 21st century broadband economy.

Later this month, Scot Rourke, CEO of OneCommunity receives this year's "Visionary of the Year" award from ICF at the annual meeting in New York. Once again, NEOhio has been selected by ICF to be among the world's Top Seven most intelligent communities.

Lev Gonick
Case Western Reserve University
May 4, 2008

Posted by lsg8 at May 4, 2008 04:43 PM and tagged

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