Nine Questions For Communities

A heavily revised version of a 1999 paper that looks at the issues communities have to deal with, using the lens of broadband and economic development. The paper looks at the global Knowledge Economy, explores the notion of a "community information utility" as a permanent institution in the community, and considers how to make communities more prosperous in the face of global competition.


About Design Nine, Inc.

Design Nine projects have included the award-winning nDanville municipal open network, The Wired Road open access network, New Hampshire FastRoads, Rockbridge Area Network Authority network, the City of Eagan, Minnesota open access network, and over a hundred other planning efforts for communities in more than twenty states. The senior leadership of Design Nine has extensive, hands-on experience designing and managing telecommunications and broadband systems.

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Design Nine at a glance

Design Nine provides visionary broadband architecture and engineering services to our clients.

We have over seventy years of staff experience with telecom and community broadband-more than any other company in the United States.We have a full range of broadband and telecom planning, design, and project management services.