Each of these carefully illustrated and written one page handouts covers a single key idea or concept. These are ideal for community meetings and discussions of community technology. Files average 125K to 250K, so they download quickly. Commercial use of these copyrighted documents is strictly forbidden.

Open for business: Ten things your community needs

Is your community trying to attract high tech businesses and entrepreneurs to live and work in the region? There are a few things every community needs to compete in the global Knowledge Economy.

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Communitywide broadband step by step

Development of a communitywide broadband infrastructure is straightforward, and follows the same process used to build a building or to develop a water or sewer system.

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Overview of community network processes and activities

Overview of the five parallel processes that should be pursued by communities interested in investing in broadband networks.

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Community Broadband: Planning for success.

Updated 6/04 to clarify certain infrastructure concepts. Ideal for community meetings to provide an overview of what broadband is and how to get started, with low cost or no cost activities that can be implemented immediately to jumpstart broadband initiatives.

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Ten simple things your community can do

Ten simple, low fee or no fee projects and activities that can be done easily by any community that wants to be more "connected."

Ten simple things your community can do

Content and services to spur broadband deployment

A description of how content and services can be used to increase demand for broadband. Important for communities on a budget, because fueling demand attracts private sector investment (meaning the community spends less). Useful primer on how to get started inexpensively and quickly with Open Source-based services.

Content and services to spur broadband deployment

Community network infrastructure

A description of the five key kinds of infrastructure that are important to community networks and economic development.

Community network infrastructure

Case studies

Two case studies of communities that invested in broadband networks with very favorable results. An especially good handout for public meetings where not everyone may understand the value of community technology projects.

Case studies

Community network overview

A brief description of the value and impact of community networks.

Community network overview

Entrepreneurship development in the Creative Knowledge Economy

A summary of seven key principles for creating an economic development action plan focused on the changes brought about by the global Knowledge Economy

Entrepreneurship development in the Creative Knowledge Economy

Economic development

An overview of key areas of technology investment that have an immediate and direct impact on economic development strategies.

Economic development

The network--simplified

A simplified view of a network, from the user perspective. An excellent introduction to networks for people that feel uncomfortable discussing technology.

The network--simplified

21st Century leadership

An overview of the qualities and characteristics needed by community leaders in the Knowledge Economy.

21st Century leadership