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Fiber Forum in Yellow Springs Will Share Info on Munis With Ohio Community
Join Chris and several other experts on municipal networks on April 25th as they address a crowd in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Yellow-Springs.Net, a group of residents who have rallied together to organize a movement to explore broadband as a utility in their community, will host the Fiber Forum. The event is titled "Building a Municipal Fiber Network in Yellow Springs." Chris will be joining via Skype for his presentation.
The forum will provide community members with insights on the advantages of having a municipal broadband network that would translate into high-speed, affordable Internet access in Yellow Springs. Springs-Net posits that, by optimizing Internet access with fiber, the Village would address strategic, economic, communication and municipal service goals.
Yellow Springs, a member of Next Century Cities, has put dig once policies in place and hopes to make use of its electric utility and a local data center to facilitate a fiber network deployment. In addition to bringing fiber to each premise in the village, community leaders hope to use the network for smart grid technology and to bring Wi-Fi to the downtown area.
The Forum is free to the public and speakers will present from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Other speakers include:
- Deb Socia - Next Century Cities
- Dana McDaniel - Dublin, OH (Dubnet)
- Jeremy Pietzold - City of Sandy, Oregon
A roundtable lunch is scheduled for noon. Register online at the Fiber Forum website.