Multi-media e-book teaches how to plan, fund and build highspeed Internet networks using lessons from Chattanooga, other communities.
I’m creating a multimedia engine (an e-book) to turbocharge public, private, nonprofit and community stakeholders' efforts to plan, fund and manage highspeed Internet networks that improve local economies, plus drive broadband adoption. But you provide the fuel (pledges and content) in a nationwide collaborative effort that will make this book a success.
Highspeed wired and wireless networks, particularly gigabit broadband, are the future. They’re key to boosting local economic development, revolutionizing healthcare delivery, transforming education and lifelong learning, and creating a more efficient local government. I'm capitalizing on multimedia and social media to guide you in maximizing broadband to unlock these benefits.
My e-book, Winning the Battle for Better Broadband, combines compelling text, powerful video, and inspirational audio content to engage stakeholders so you find your respective communities' best paths to successfully launching vital 21st century broadband projects. Chattanooga is the lead in this digital production that unites a chorus of dozens of communities with success stories to share.
Detailing Chattanooga's drive from concept to successful launch and operation of their gigabit network provides the core lessons (here are a few), while other communities provide additional lessons and insights that give readers a broad picture of options, possibilities, business and financing models and technologies. As communities and companies develop new strategies, such as those described here, I'll add them via updates.
The value of Winning the Battle for Better Broadband is not as much knowing *what* Chattanooga and other communities did as *how* they did it, and understanding what lessons are most effective for your particular community. Extracting valuable lessons from communities' stories is one of the things I do best. Providing analysis, guidance and specific recommendations that you can put into action right away, similar to this presentation, is another strength of this book.
This book project is unique in the broadband industry because it'll be the product of efforts by communities and organizations in the U.S. and elsewhere to compile a mosaic of experiences into a central digital resource that guides the many stakeholders who are working for better broadband. The finished product (as much as a project such as this can be "finished") empowers stakeholders with knowledge that leads to delivering the promised benefits of broadband.
The funds raised for this effort will offset costs for producing the multimedia elements of Winning the Battle for Better Broadband, managing the various content contributors, and marketing the e-book. I have completed the outline, targeted sources for the material, started writing book content and I'm collecting content and success stories from communities.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on April 12, 2012.
Mar 13, 2012 - Apr 12, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $25 or more
Copy of e-book when it's availableEstimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $50 or more
1) Four (4) copies of book, one each for backer and three colleagues, 2) Backer listed in book and book promos as "Smart Team Player"Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $100 or more
1) Copy of book 2) Listed in book and book promo as "Contributing Author" 3) Permission to submit multimedia content for the book.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $500 or more
1) Copy of book 2) Listed in book and book promo as "Marketing Partner" 3) One-hour telephone marketing consulting session with Craig Settles.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
1) Copy of book 2) Listed in book and book promo as "Sponsor" 3) Your organization's branding (logo, promo copy) on and in the book.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012