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                                                                                                                                                                                         Key to question color-coding:

                                                                                                                                                                                        City administration, Engineering

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Legal

                                                                                                                                                                                            Economic Development

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Other




 Gig.U commentary and observations from
                                                                                                                                                                              Answers
          responses to the RFI



                                              Factors Affecting Costs
                                              Rights of Way, Easements and Physical Assets
                                                  Inventory
                                                                                                                                                                                   Water / wastewater
                                                                                                                           Poles          Utility Conduits       Dark fiber
                                                                                                                                                                                        system

                                          1          What entity/agency has jurisdiction or oversight?
                                          2          What is the process for gaining access to the rights of way?
                                          3          How long does it take?
                                          4          What is the total cost to access (per unit and other fees)?


                                                                                                                                                                District, local
                                                                                                                       Research and                                                                       Emergency Services   Traffic Management
                                                                                                                                         University network   government and      Health care networks
                                                                                                                     Education Network                                                                        Network                  System
                                                                                                                                                              county networks
                                                     Are there points of presence or existing networks near or in
                                          5          the local government? If so, are there any prohibitive
                                                     restricitions on their usage?


                                                 Potential considerations



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                                                     Are there any federal, state, or municipal historical,
                                          6          environmental or other considerations that would limit
                                                     access to rights of way?




                                                     Are there developers or property owners with control over
                                          7          rights of way (e.g. Are there any exclusivity agreements that
                                                     need to be negotiated?) If so, please explain.



                                                     Are there existing franchise agreements that would limit or
                                          8          inhibit the ability of new entrants or incumbent providers to
                                                     build out or offer certain services?


                                                     Are there state or county rights of way to consider for a
                                          9
                                                     potential project?




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                                                                           (Noted citations below can be found
    Factors Affecting Costs                                                               here)
    Rights of Way, Easements and Physical Assets
        Inventory




1          What entity/agency has jurisdiction or oversight?
2          What is the process for gaining access to the rights of way?
3          How long does it take?
4          What is the total cost to access (per unit and other fees)?




           Are there points of presence or existing networks near or in
5          the local government? If so, are there any prohibitive
           restricitions on their usage?


       Potential considerations

                                                                                                                                                             Often, environmental and historical
                                                                                                                 Any sense of history, culture, or other     considerations are handled at the
                                                                                                                 impediments to right-of-way                 state level. It would be advantageous
           Are there any federal, state, or municipal historical,
                                                                                                                 limitations would be very helpful in        to know ahead of project planning to
6          environmental or other considerations that would limit
                                                                                                                 assisting the provider to assist the        what degree these are state matters
           access to rights of way?
                                                                                                                 local government in breaking the            and if a shared understanding
                                                                                                                 current impasse.                            between states and localities can be
                                                                                                                                                             reached ahead of time.

                                                                                                                 Knowledge of external control of
           Are there developers or property owners with control over
                                                                                                                 rights-of-way, and suggested
7          rights of way (e.g. Are there any exclusivity agreements that
                                                                                                                 approaches to address them, would
           need to be negotiated?) If so, please explain.
                                                                                                                 be very helpful.

                                                                                                                                                             In some areas, this may be a state
                                                                                                                 Knowledge of existing franchise
           Are there existing franchise agreements that would limit or                                                                                       issue. In others, local governments
                                                                                                                 agreements, and suggested
8          inhibit the ability of new entrants or incumbent providers to                                                                                     may have more flexibility. In addition,
                                                                                                                 approaches to address them, would
           build out or offer certain services?                                                                                                              some franchising rules apply to cable
                                                                                                                 be very helpful.
                                                                                                                                                             providers and not telecom operators.

                                                                                                                 Knowledge of state or county rights of
           Are there state or county rights of way to consider for a
9                                                                                                                way, and suggested approaches to
           potential project?
                                                                                                                 address them, would be very helpful.




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Gig.U commentary and observations from
                                                                                                                                                          Answers
         responses to the RFI

                                              Opportunities
                                                                                                                 Poles    Utility conduits   Dark fiber        Water / wastewater
                                                                                                                                                                    system
                                                 Could the local government streamline access, permitting
                                         10
                                                 and inspection process to reduce costs?
                                                 Would the local government consider giving access to rights
                                         11
                                                 of way for no or very low cost?



                                                 Would the local government consider waiving inspection and
                                         12
                                                 permitting fees?




                                                 Does the local government have a "dig once" or "open
                                         13
                                                 trench" ordinance?




                                                 Are there any Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
                                         14
                                                 (BTOP) Infrastructure projects underway or built in the area?



                                                 Could the local government help with access to rights of way
                                         15
                                                 controlled by a third party?



                                                 Would institutions with fiber or networks be willing to
                                                 contribute or lease assets for a potential project? (Consider
                                         16
                                                 the list of existing networks above and utilities, anchor
                                                 institutions, and others below).




                                                 Can the local government work with anchor institutions to
                                                 obtain settlement-free interconnections with anchor
                                         17
                                                 institutions that have existing fiber and/or network
                                                 connections?




                                                 Can the local government grant access to other public spaces-
                                         18      -and electricity in those spaces--for equipment collocation
                                                 and ensure the space is accessible to 3rd parties?




                                                 Can the local government provide assistance on negotiating
                                         19
                                                 and obtaining franchise agreements for providers?




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     Opportunities


        Could the local government streamline access, permitting
10                                                                                                                                                                                                  MSOs operating in a local government
        and inspection process to reduce costs?                                                                                                                                                                                               Incumbent telecommunications
                                                                                                                                                                                                    generally have existing contracts or
        Would the local government consider giving access to rights                                                                                                                                                                           providers may already have access to
11                                                                 City will not levy access, permit or          Beneficial for the local government to                                             agreements in place that stipulate
        of way for no or very low cost?                                                                                                                                                                                                       rights of way, or other agreements
                                                                   inspection fees for assets or                 streamline and accelerate the access,                                              terms of access and costs for public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              with municipalities concerning access
                                                                   infrastructure. City will provide             permitting and inspection process.                                                 rights of way. Respondents to the RFI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and fees. Some providers indicated
                                                                   inspection team for project. p.4              Access to these assets on favorable                                                indicated that they would benefit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              streamlining the process and reducing
        Would the local government consider waiving inspection and /Section 3; p.6/Section 5(e);                 terms, including discounted or waived                                              from no cost permits and access to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              fees would be welcome while others
12                                                                 p.6/Section 5(i); p.6/Section 5(j)            fees.                                                                              public rights of way, and a
        permitting fees?                                                                                                                                                                                                                      indicated it would not significantly
                                                                                                                                                                                                    competitively neutral process for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              change the investment decision.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    getting those permits.



                                                                                                                                                            We do not know of any localities that
                                                                                                                                                            have specific "open trench" or dig
        Does the local government have a "dig once" or "open                                                                                                once ordinances. Some communities
13                                                                                                               Knowledge of such very helpful.
        trench" ordinance?                                                                                                                                  may be working towards these policies
                                                                                                                                                            and this might be a good opportunity
                                                                                                                                                            to consider going forward.

                                                                                                              If there any Broadband Technology
                                                                                                              Opportunities Program (BTOP)
        Are there any Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
14                                                                                                            Infrastructure projects underway or
        (BTOP) Infrastructure projects underway or built in the area?
                                                                                                              built in the area, knowing so would
                                                                                                              help immensely.
                                                                                                              Local government will assist with
                                                                     City will assist in gaining access to
        Could the local government help with access to rights of way                                          introductions and facilitate access
15                                                                   rights of way controlled by third-
        controlled by a third party?                                                                          agreements with third parties
                                                                     parties. p.5/Section 3; p.6/Section 5(n)
                                                                                                              controlling local rights of way.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Some MSOs indicated the ability to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Several providers suggested that
        Would institutions with fiber or networks be willing to                                                                                                                                     lease publicly owned dark fiber or
                                                                        City will assist in third party          Preferable municipalities will make                                                                                          planned expansions or upgrades would
        contribute or lease assets for a potential project? (Consider                                                                                                                               collaborate with institutions to obtain
16                                                                      negotiations when relevant to the        fiber and facility resources available                                                                                       depend on their existing fiber footprint
        the list of existing networks above and utilities, anchor                                                                                                                                   access to existing fiber may be a
                                                                        project. p.6/Section 5(n)                for use by community institutions.                                                                                           and fiber assets available from other
        institutions, and others below).                                                                                                                                                            considration in where they may build
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              parties.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    out or upgrade.

                                                                                                              If the local government can work with
                                                                                                              anchor institutions to obtain
                                                                                                              settlement-free interconnections with
                                                                        City will provide assistance to gain
        Can the local government work with anchor institutions to                                             anchor institutions that have existing
                                                                        settlement-free interconnections with
        obtain settlement-free interconnections with anchor                                                   fiber and/or network connections,                                                     Would like access to any local assets
17                                                                      relevant anchor institutions that
        institutions that have existing fiber and/or network                                                  that would be most helpful. In                                                        that reduce costs.
                                                                        possess fiber and/or network
        connections?                                                                                          addition, other aid from those anchor
                                                                        connections. p.7/Section 5(q)
                                                                                                              institutions to better connect with and
                                                                                                              / or market to other such institutions
                                                                                                              multiplies their effect.

                                                                      City will provide space for installation   Beneficial for the City to provide space
        Can the local government grant access to other public spaces-
                                                                      equipment and will not charge a fee        for installation equipment and not
18      -and electricity in those spaces--for equipment collocation
                                                                      for the provision of space, power or       charge a fee for the provision of
        and ensure the space is accessible to 3rd parties?
                                                                      relevant services. p.3/Section 2(c)        space, power or relevant services.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Most MSOs already have franchise
                                                                                                                                                                                            agreements in areas where they
                                                                                                                                                                                            would provide service. Several
                                                                                                                 The local government providing
                                                                                                                                                       The local government should consider suggested they would need assistance
        Can the local government provide assistance on negotiating                                               assistance on negotiating and
19                                                                                                                                                     existing arrangements and what, if   from local government to fully
        and obtaining franchise agreements for providers?                                                        obtaining franchise agreements for
                                                                                                                                                       any, modifications must be made.     transition to digital signals (from some
                                                                                                                 providers would be extremely helpful.
                                                                                                                                                                                            analog) in order to achieve faster
                                                                                                                                                                                            speeds with current and emerging
                                                                                                                                                                                            technology.




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  Gig.U commentary and observations from
                                                                                                                                                                                  Answers
           responses to the RFI



                                                        Information and Administration
                                                            Inventory
                                                                                                                                 Poles            Utility conduits   Dark fiber        Water / wastewater
                                                                                                                                                                                            system
                                                               Does the local government have maps or GIS data on
                                                               infrastructure assets and rights of way it could provide to
                                                  20
                                                               another entity? Is this information easily available and
                                                               machine-readable?

                                                               Does the local government have a clear description of zoning
                                                  21           and land use policies that could impact potential build outs or
                                                               upgrades?
Information and Administration:                                Is there an existing agency, office or multi-party working
Network upgrade and build out costs include       22           group responsible for digital strategy, inclusion or
physical assets and construction costs as well as              broadband?
transaction costs that include the time and                    Does the local government have any ongoing contractual
effort put into gathering information and         23           obligations to communications providers? If so, list the
working through local government regulatory                    parameters of the agreement(s).
processes. Many communities have data on
zoning, local and state development projects,              Potential considerations
broadband plans and policies, municipal
contracts, and staff dedicated to monitoring
and executing on these aspects of a local                      Are there regulations or policies that limit the amount of
government.                                       24           information the local government can share with an entity
                                                               seeking to deploy or upgrade a network?
By sharing existing data, adjusting policies
related to broadband network deployment, and
contributing staff and other administrative
assets, communities can reduce the costs                   Opportunities
associated with a network build-out. Many
respondents to the RFI expressed the
importance of a dedicated resource who could
serve as a single point of contact path for issues             Would the local government consider providing in-kind
as they arise.                                     25          support in the form of full time employees, office space or
                                                               other administrative assets to manage or execute a project?




                                                               Does the local government, county or state have existing
                                                  26           policy priorities or initiatives regarding broadband? Include
                                                               ongoing BTOP projects.



                                                     Funding
                                                        Inventory
                                                            Does the local government provide any tax incentives for
                                                  27        broadband or other business or economic development
Funding: Municipalities have multiple financial             ventures?
levers to push to reduce the cost of upgrading              Does the local government, county or state offer low interest
and deploying a network. This can take the        28        loans for economic development or broadband infrastructure
form of federal or state funding, tax incentives,           projects?
bonds or public-private partnerships.
                                                           Potential considerations
Innovative funding and financing mechanisms
may serve as incentives to build out or
upgrade networks by reducing associated
costs and risk. Furthermore, municipalities                    Are there state or local prohibitions against the use of public
                                                  29
that are able to provide financial support to                  funding for network build out or operations?
next generation network projects have a
stronger position to require potential
providers to help them meet certain digital
policy goals (universality, affordability,
                                                           Opportunities
connectivity to anchor institutions, etc).
Further, because they consider it an asset for                Can the local government issue bonds to finance any part of a
                                                  30
economic development, some municipalities                     network build out or planning activities?
may wish to fund bandwidth as they do other                    Can the local government provide matching funds or enact
                                                  31
assets.                                                        other financial support mechanisms for potential projects?

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     Information and Administration
         Inventory


            Does the local government have maps or GIS data on
            infrastructure assets and rights of way it could provide to
20
            another entity? Is this information easily available and
            machine-readable?

            Does the local government have a clear description of zoning
21          and land use policies that could impact potential build outs or
            upgrades?
            Is there an existing agency, office or multi-party working
22          group responsible for digital strategy, inclusion or
            broadband?
            Does the local government have any ongoing contractual
23          obligations to communications providers? If so, list the
            parameters of the agreement(s).

        Potential considerations

                                                                                                                            Knowing the rules or policies that limit
            Are there regulations or policies that limit the amount of                                                      the amount of information the local
24          information the local government can share with an entity                                                       government can share with an entity
            seeking to deploy or upgrade a network?                                                                         seeking to deploy or upgrade a
                                                                                                                            network would be extremely helpful.


        Opportunities

                                                                              City will create a dedcated Executive
                                                                              Sponsor and a single point of contact
                                                                                                                            Municipalities should be able to
                                                                              to assist in all project-related matters;
            Would the local government consider providing in-kind                                                           consolidate financial and
                                                                              city will also create a team dedicated
25          support in the form of full time employees, office space or                                                     administrative support within multiple
                                                                              to project execution and provide
            other administrative assets to manage or execute a project?                                                     departments into one division to drive
                                                                              office space for project members.
                                                                                                                            operating efficiency.
                                                                              p.3/Section 2(c); p.3/Section 2(d);
                                                                              p.5,6/Section 5 (a),(b),(c),(l),(n),(o),(p)

                                                                                                                            If the local government, county or
                                                                                                                            state have existing policy priorities or
            Does the local government, county or state have existing
                                                                                                                            initiatives regarding broadband,
26          policy priorities or initiatives regarding broadband? Include
                                                                                                                            including ongoing BTOP projects,
            ongoing BTOP projects.
                                                                                                                            describing them can be very
                                                                                                                            beneficial.

   Funding
      Inventory
          Does the local government provide any tax incentives for
27        broadband or other business or economic development
          ventures?
          Does the local government, county or state offer low interest
28        loans for economic development or broadband infrastructure
          projects?

        Potential considerations
                                                                                                                                                                   State laws may also limit the use of
                                                                                                                                                                   public support--not just financial--for
                                                                                                                            Knowing of state or local prohibitions
                                                                                                                                                                   telecommunications services or
            Are there state or local prohibitions against the use of public                                                 against the use of public funding for
29                                                                                                                                                                 networks. There may also be
            funding for network build out or operations?                                                                    network build out or operations, can
                                                                                                                                                                   limitations on forming public private
                                                                                                                            be very helpful.
                                                                                                                                                                   partnerships and the involvement
                                                                                                                                                                   with these types of projects.

        Opportunities
           Can the local government issue bonds to finance any part of a
30
           network build out or planning activities?                                                                        Favors multiple forms of financing,
            Can the local government provide matching funds or enact                                                        including the issuance of bonds.
31
            other financial support mechanisms for potential projects?

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may serve as incentives to build out or
upgrade networks by reducing associated
costs and risk. Furthermore, municipalities
that are able to provide financial support to
next generation network projects have a                                                                                                   Gig.U Community Assessment Worksheet
stronger position to require potential
providers to help them meet certain digital
policy goals (universality, affordability,
connectivity to anchor institutions, etc).
Further, because they consider it an asset for
   Gig.U commentary and observations from
economic development, some municipalities                                                                                       Answers
              responses to the RFI
may wish to fund bandwidth as they do other
assets.

                                                      Are special purpose entities or public-private partnerships an
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                                                      option for funding and financing?




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                                                                                                    If special purpose entities or public-     Some states limit the potential of
     Are special purpose entities or public-private partnerships an                                 private partnerships are an option for     public-private partnerships and their
32
     option for funding and financing?                                                              funding and financing, knowing so          involvement with these types of
                                                                                                    would be extremely helpful.                projects.




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  Gig.U commentary and observations from
                                                                                                                                                                                        Answers
           responses to the RFI



                                                       Construction
                                                          Inventory
                                                                                                                              Micro-trenching   Traditional trenching   Directional boring        Missile boring   Aerial placement   Underground (conduit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       placement methods
                                                             Does the local government allow, and if so, what is the
                                                  33
                                                             permitting process for the following construction methods?

                                                  34         What is the permitting process for traffic control?
Construction: There are several methods of
                                                          Potential considerations
deploying and upgrading next generation
networks.                                                    Are there municipal codes or planning restrictions that limit
                                                  35         where new fiber construction can take place (i.e. restrictions
The RFI responses revealed a wide variety of                 on front-lot or street side placement of cable)?
techniques annd government policies
affecting trenching. For several providers, the
utilization of new techniques was essential for                                                                               Micro-trenching   Traditional trenching   Directional boring        Missile boring   Aerial placement   Underground (conduit)
incumbants and some others, it was not                                                                                                                                                                                                     placement
critical.
                                                             Would the local government consider expediting inspections,
                                                  36         streamlining permitting and waivers, or issuing one master
                                                             permit for construction methods and traffic management?




                                                             Would the local government consider allowing a potential
                                                  37
                                                             provider to use a third-party inspection firm?




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     Construction
        Inventory


           Does the local government allow, and if so, what is the
33
           permitting process for the following construction methods?

34         What is the permitting process for traffic control?

        Potential considerations

           Are there municipal codes or planning restrictions that limit                                           Providing early and complete
35         where new fiber construction can take place (i.e. restrictions                                          awareness and interpretation of codes
           on front-lot or street side placement of cable)?                                                        and planning restrictions is beneficial.




                                                                       City will not unreasonably withold or
                                                                       delay approval for construction
           Would the local government consider expediting inspections,
                                                                       activities; city will review all permits  Desire accelerated permitting process
36         streamlining permitting and waivers, or issuing one master
                                                                       within five business days. p.2/Section for construction activities.
           permit for construction methods and traffic management?
                                                                       2(b); p.6/Section 5(g); p.6/Section 5(i);
                                                                       p.6/Section5(m)

                                                                                                                    It would be beneficial if the City
           Would the local government consider allowing a potential         City will allow for an approved third
37                                                                                                                  allowed for an approved third party
           provider to use a third-party inspection firm?                   party inspection team. p.6/Section 5(i)
                                                                                                                    inspection team.




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  Gig.U commentary and observations from
                                                                                                                                                                                            Answers
           responses to the RFI



                                                      Factors Affecting Potential Revenues

                                                      Demand Profile and Identifying Demand

                                                         Inventory
                                                                                                                                                                           MDUs and Average #                                        % of households with
                                                                                                                                   Population         Population Density                              Median age     Median income
                                                                                                                                                                            of units / complex                                        broadband service

                                                 38         Demographic characteristics:



                                                                                                                               Hospitals or medical                                                                                  Research and Higher
                                                                                                                                                        Public safety           Libraries        Community centers    K-12 Schools        Education
Demand Profile and Identifying Demand:                                                                                              facilities
Consumer demand for and uptake of next                                                                                                                                                                                               Universities/Colleges
generation networks and services drives
                                                 39         List community anchor institutions in the local government:
revenues for the investors, owners and
operators of the network. Community
characteristics are indicators of potential
demand as well as determining factors for                Potential considerations
where networks are built.
                                                            Are there economic development agencies, business councils,
Municipalities can use this information to plan
                                                 40         or community development or engagement organizations
potential projects, determine effective
                                                            who could champion the project?
strategies for community engagement and
work with potential partners to assess potential
demand for next generation networks and
services.                                                Opportunities

Communities can use information on demand
to determine areas to target projects and
determine the needs of the target population.
Communities can also drive demand through
community engagement and identification                     Could the local government or other entity organize a bulk
strategies. Pre-commited demand for service      41         contract for service for any or all of these institutions? What,
can substantially reduce capital costs for new              if any, is the competitive procurement process?
network deployments or upgrades. RFI
respondents, including some incumbants,
cited demand identification as an important
factor in determing whether they would be
interested in investing in a new or upgraded
network.
                                                            Could the local government or other entity organize a bulk
                                                 42
                                                            purchase agreement for multiple-dwelling units (MDUs)?



                                                            Can the local government organize residential and business
                                                 43
                                                            demand pre-commitments?


                                                            Will the local government accept the "best efforts" to
                                                 44         provide service on the part of a potential provider or that
                                                            there is no obligation for service provision?




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     Factors Affecting Potential Revenues

     Demand Profile and Identifying Demand

        Inventory




38         Demographic characteristics:




39         List community anchor institutions in the local government:



        Potential considerations
                                                                                                                      Knowing the composition,
                                                                                                                      complexion, capabilities and contact
           Are there economic development agencies, business councils,                                                                                     Chambers of Commerce can be
                                                                                                                      information of community
40         or community development or engagement organizations                                                                                            effective advocates for next
                                                                                                                      development or engagement
           who could champion the project?                                                                                                                 generation network projects.
                                                                                                                      organizations who could champion the
                                                                                                                      project would be invauable.

        Opportunities

                                                                                                                     If City or related entity will create and
                                                                                                                     implement a project marketing and
                                                                                                                     education campaign, that would be
                                                                            City will create and implement a         especially helpful. If City agrees not be
                                                                            project marketing and education          party to end-user/property                  Public entities are subject to open   Some MSOs were open to the idea of
           Could the local government or other entity organize a bulk
                                                                            campaign. City will not be party to end- agreements related to network               procurement rules, but there may be   bulk contracts for service at a reduced
41         contract for service for any or all of these institutions? What,
                                                                            user/property agreements related to connections, that would also be                  alternative purchasing vehicles       rate for enterprise and institutional
           if any, is the competitive procurement process?
                                                                            network connections. p.6/Section         helpful. If the local government or         available.                            customers.
                                                                            5(p); p.7/Section 5(q)                   other entity could organize a bulk
                                                                                                                     contract for service for any or all of
                                                                                                                     these institutions, that would be most
                                                                                                                     especially beneficial for all parties.

                                                                                                                                                                                                       A couple MSOs indicated access to
           Could the local government or other entity organize a bulk                                                 Would like local government's                                                                                        Access to MDUs could increase take-
42                                                                                                                                                                                                     MDUs (through owners) could deliver
           purchase agreement for multiple-dwelling units (MDUs)?                                                     assistance in organizing MDU demand.                                                                                 rate and revenues
                                                                                                                                                                                                       demand necessarry for point
                                                                                                                                                                                                       upgrades.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Some MSOs suggested they could
                                                                                                                      local government should provide pre-
                                                                            Project will be built and deployed                                                                                         proactively build out fiber to
           Can the local government organize residential and business                                                 commitments among single-family                                                                                            Demand/take rate very significant
43                                                                          based on demand-driven factors.                                                                                            businesses and institutions if they
           demand pre-commitments?                                                                                    residences, MDUs, and/or the                                                                                               driver of investment analysis
                                                                            p.2/Section 2(a)                                                                                                           received a certain number of pre-
                                                                                                                      businesses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       commits for service.
           Will the local government accept the "best efforts" to
44         provide service on the part of a potential provider or that
           there is no obligation for service provision?




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  Gig.U commentary and observations from
                                                                                                                                                                               Answers
           responses to the RFI



                                                     Potential Partnerships
                                                        Inventory
                                                            What are the incumbent telecommunications providers
                                                  46
                                                            (telephone, cable)?
                                                                                                                             Government           Economic     Public Health        Board of Education   Chamber of Commerce University or Colleges
                                                                                                                           (Municipal, County,   Development

                                                            Who are the primary officials, representatives or points of
                                                  47
                                                            contact for key community organizations and entities ?


                                                         Potential considerations




                                                            How will these officials and representatives support the
                                                  48
                                                            deployment of a next generation network?
Potential Partnerships: Every local government
has leaders and officials, either elected or
hired, who represent local and state interests,
both public and private.

Community leaders can help to propel a project
forward by concentrating support, convening
interested parties, and conveying the benefits
of a next generation network to their
constituents. RFI respondents all suggested an           Opportunities
upgrade is only warranted where it would be
part of a local government's long-run economic
development strategy, and therefore, enjoy the
                                                            Would the local government consider a joint marketing
full support of the broad-based local
                                               49           program or campaign to increase demand for potential
government leadership.
                                                            services?




                                                            Are there economic development or other ongoing policy
                                                  50        initiatives that could incorporate a next generation network
                                                            project?




                                                            Would the local government consider cooperating on public
                                                  51
                                                            relations and publicity?




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                                                                              Google Fiber in Kansas City                 Gigabit Squared                        Consultants                   Cable                    Telco




   Potential Partnerships
      Inventory
          What are the incumbent telecommunications providers
46
          (telephone, cable)?



          Who are the primary officials, representatives or points of
47
          contact for key community organizations and entities ?


       Potential considerations

                                                                                                               The impasse between vendors who
                                                                                                               feel there is inadequate motivation to
                                                                                                               expand, and municipalities that feel
                                                                                                               extreme need to do so, must be
                                                                                                               addressed by officials and other
                                                                                                               representatives supporting
                                                                                                               deployment of next generation
          How will these officials and representatives support the
48                                                                                                             networks. But this "support" cannot
          deployment of a next generation network?
                                                                                                               be mere words, it must be creative
                                                                                                               and aggressive engagement with
                                                                                                               anchor institutions, potential partners,
                                                                                                               community groups, local marketing
                                                                                                               and advocacy groups, and others in a
                                                                                                               "from each according to their abilities"
                                                                                                               approach.


       Opportunities

                                                                                                               It would be beneficial if the local
                                                                         City will create and implement a      government considered a joint
          Would the local government consider a joint marketing          project marketing and education       marketing program or campaign to
49        program or campaign to increase demand for potential           campaign.                             increase demand for potential
          services?                                                      p.2/Section 2(a); p.5/Section 5(b);   services, and / or enrolled an Anchor
                                                                         p.6/Section 5(p);                     Institution or other interested
                                                                                                               commercial party to embark on same.

                                                                                                               It would be very helpful to know about
                                                                                                               economic development or other
                                                                                                               ongoing policy initiatives that could
                                                                                                                                                                               Several MSOs would be interested in
                                                                                                               incorporate a next generation
                                                                                                                                                                               sector-based partnerships (healthcare,
          Are there economic development or other ongoing policy                                               network project, or that have needs
                                                                                                                                                                               education, etc) that would give them
50        initiatives that could incorporate a next generation network                                         for next generation "apps", next
                                                                                                                                                                               an opportunity to test and develop
          project?                                                                                             generation collaboration, next
                                                                                                                                                                               innovative over-the-top products and
                                                                                                               generation economic development,
                                                                                                                                                                               services.
                                                                                                               next gen games, etc.- or even next
                                                                                                               generation frustration and nascent
                                                                                                               demand.
                                                                         City will cooperate on all
                                                                         communications and public relations   Favor the ability of local government
          Would the local government consider cooperating on public
51                                                                       project-related activities and        to redirect existing resources and
          relations and publicity?
                                                                         products.                             contracts to benefit of the project.
                                                                         p.6/Section 5(o)




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