I'm just guessing but it seems like Jean Krack would have mentioned the fiber optic cable to developers like Bart Blatstein of Tower Investments.
Jean anticipated community broadband in Coatesville, Caln and Downingtown.
"At the State Capitol, legislative changes changed the future for Pennsylvania communities who might follow Kutztown's lead. Interestingly, the Governor actually gave Kutztown an award (news article at right) just under a year before signing a bill to ensure no other community could duplicate their success. Pennsylvania was one of the first states to begin passage of crippling legislation (at the behest of Verizon) that has moved across the country. While Kutztown was grandfathered in and can continue to provide services, laws prevent any expansion. Caruso even fears new legislation may one day bring an end to Home Net..."
"Operating under the purview of open meeting laws and the public sector's high level of transparency create competitive disadvantages for Home Net. Caruso comments on how business plans, prices, products, and other information closely guarded by the private sector must be disclosed early in the process by Hometown Utilitcom. Marketing efforts can be thwarted and promotions are often one-upped by the private sector before they even take effect."
Thu, November 01, 2012 | Posted by lgonzalez
"The Community Accelerator program provides your city or region with a set of development tools to improve competitiveness, deepen social inclusion and enhance your ability to adapt in today's fast-moving Broadband Economy. Based on years of research by the Forum, the Community Accelerator:
The Community Accelerator is not a consulting service. It does not assess feasibility or develop requests for proposal. Instead, it delivers education and analysis that you can use to plan and execute your future as an Intelligent Community, and a global context for action based on the actual practices of cities and regions around the globe."
- Educates your community on the factors that will determine its economic future and social health
- Engages and energizes the key stakeholders in the community development process to take leadership roles in creating progress
- Provides metric analysis that identifies where you stand today and offers specific guidance on where to focus efforts in the future