Connecting Communities with Broadband Infrastructure

Recently we published an article in the Broadband Communities magazine about the 5 key areas through which broadband can positively impact economic development.

1.CONNECTING TO THE INFORMATION ECONOMY

– Broadband enables municipalities to begin thinking bigger

– Remote work becoming the norm. It gives a community access to attract a labor pool.

2. CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET OF THINGS

– Broadband offers the possibility to connect citizens to the town itself and to towns around it

– The IoT promises a better community by enabling city infrastructure to do more (self-reporting and status checking, intelligent conversation with related services, and transparency to the population)

– IoT is a chance to start over in a truly digital sense and enable powerful new sensor and communication systems, all powered by a robust digital backbone


3. CONNECTING TO THE ENGINE OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

– Broadband enables small business, and is also a key economic development driver for attracting new entrepreneurs to specified electronic commerce zones within the municipality

4. CONNECTING TO THE WORLD OF BIG DATA

– Datasets too large to analyze with conventional analytical tools are trending for Fortune 1000 CEOs, data scientists, and city managers alike

– A promise of IoT is the ability to populate and examine an ever-expanding body of collected data and look for emerging trends in municipal operations and citizen services

– Access to Big Data’s long-term benefits requires the kind of resilient, fast broadband infrastructure that makes the daily transfer of gigabytes of data a straightforward and unremarkable task

5. CONNECTING TO THE VISUAL EXPERIENCE ERA

Ubiquitous telepresence, or the “always-on visual experience,” places the heaviest demands on a city’s broadband infrastructure

– The closer we can bring distant entities together with video, the less relevant the real distance between them becomes

– Bringing the citizenry closer to outside opportunities and bringing outside services to the population

GETTING STARTED

We’d welcome the chance to discuss how you can develop the broadband infrastructure your community needs to enable economic development.

At Ronin, we use a five-step process to build a holistic service and infrastructure plan.

  1. Start with the end in mind. 
  2. Centralize & productize community KPIs.
  3. See the full landscape.
  4. Define value delivered to the citizen.
  5. Build the delivery ecosystem.Want to discuss more? Give us a call:

Brandon Groteguth (812)-890-6695, brandon@roninpbr.com

Joey Broadway (870)-919-7064, joey@roninpbr.com