[Davisgig] Grants for Municipal Fiber?

Steve McMahon steve at dcn.org
Tue May 19 12:53:43 PDT 2015

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 11:27 AM, Todd Kaiser <tdkaiser at ucdavis.edu> wrote:

> ...
> Although we may not qualify for certain grants depending on the model we
> adopt.
> http://www.muninetworks.org/content/princeton-mass-setback-muni-fiber-quest
> "Another wrinkle in the plan appeared when Princeton learned that they
> would not qualify for grant money available from the Massachusetts
> Broadband Institute (MBI). The organization is handling distribution of
> state and federal funds to assist in local deployments. Handing over
> control of the network to a private party in such a fashion is against the
> criteria established for grant eligibility."

Other cities have avoided this problem by using 501(c)3 organizations for
governance. Princeton was trying a public/private partnership.
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