[Davisgig] DavisGig in 10 seconds or less

Steve McMahon steve at dcn.org
Thu May 21 10:33:16 PDT 2015

I'd say concentrate on the problem. Something like:

High-speed Internet access is crucial infrastructure for a community like
ours. Davis is way behind comparable communities. We can't depend on
Comcast and AT&T to fix this for us. We need to do it ourselves.

In my mind, the point is to start a discussion, not say everything in 10
seconds. I want to tell people "wake up; this is important for our future"
but more politely ;)

Ideally, the response to a statement like the one above is one or more
questions we're ready to talk about:

   - What do you mean we're way behind?
   - Why is it crucial?
   - Don't we have high-speed Internet?
   - Why can't the private sector do this without involving the city?
   - What would it look like if we did it ourselves?
   - What are other communities doing?

On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 10:19 AM, Robert Nickerson <rob at omsoft.com> wrote:

>  Hi
> A colleague from the DCN board suggested, and rightly so, that we need to
> be able to describe the Davis Gig effort in 1-2 sentences. They want to
> tell people about it, but truth be told, Internet Access is confusing,
> another board member said people think of internet like its magic.
> So I'd like us to refine and work up a sentence or 2 that captures the
> whole concept.
> Here is one...
> City Owned Fiber Internet tubes provides MegaBroadband to residents, with
> private company service partners. Gives citizens Internet Access price
> safety, privacy, and intra-city network.
> --
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