[Davisgig] Fwd: Municipal Broadband Phone Survey Happening Now

Mike Adams mike790 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 13:00:08 PST 2018


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On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 12:55 PM Robert Nickerson <rob at omsoft.com> wrote:

> HI
>
> I posted to the NextDoor Birch Lane and surrounding. Can anyone get
> South, North, or West Davis?
>
> Take Care
>
> RAN
>
> On 11/17/2018 10:47 PM, Jim Frame wrote:
> > I posted it to the NextDoor East Central list.
> >
> >
> > On 11/17/2018 5:20 PM, Robert Nickerson wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> So I just sent this out to the davisgig-announce, and the
> >> dcn-announce list.
> >>
> >> Survey in final form.  If someone wants to post this to their
> >> neighborhood nextdoor.com or on facebook, that would be appreciated.
> >>
> >> Ill get the East Davis one now. Maybe we can encourage people to post
> >> in the thread if they took the survey .
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >> RAN
> >>
> >> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> >> Subject:     Municipal Broadband Phone Survey Happening Now
> >> Date:     Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:10:19 -0800
> >> From:     help at dcn.org
> >> Organization:     DavisGIG Committee of DCN
> >> To:     Robert Nickerson <omrob at dcn.org>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Hello Davisites,
> >>
> >> DavisGIG is pleased to report the City is conducting a phone survey
> >> about city owned fiber optic broadband that is now under way. We are
> >> also conducting a web version of the survey at
> >> www.davisgig.org/survey. Please see this letter below that is being
> >> sent to 20000 households and business in Davis, thanks to your
> >> support and donations.
> >>
> >> Thanks for your time, and as we have said multiple times in the past.
> >> Brand new, publicly owned telecommunications infrastructure, is
> >> worthwhile, will last decades, and takes time to implement!
> >>
> >> *Davis, CA*  has a Task Force evaluating municipal ownership of Fiber
> >> Optic Internet Infrastructure. This would mean our community would
> >> invest in the construction of publicly-owned "tubes" to the Internet.
> >> Fiber Optic is the single best, most reliable Internet carrier cable.
> >> It lasts decades, and the lasers used to send Internet packets down
> >> the thin glass tubes are easy, and  inexpensive to upgrade, and
> >> continuously improved.
> >>
> >> As an important part of its process for evaluating community fiber
> >> for Davis, the City's Task Force wants to hear your opinion. The
> >> Broadband Advisory Task Force has commissioned a phone survey to help
> >> it assess interest in a municipal broadband network for Davis.
> >>
> >> The survey begins 11/13 and lasts for a few weeks. In addition,
> >> DavisGIG has a short form survey at www.davisgig.org/survey. We
> >> strongly encourage you to prepare and respond to this phone survey as
> >> well as the web-based one. Please have your broadband bill and speeds
> >> at hand in order  to respond to the interviewer.
> >>
> >> Make your City more resilient, see to its long term fiscal solvency,
> >> and reduce your monthly broadband bills with community fiber.
> >>
> >> *Unleash the talent.*
> >>
> >> Municipal broadband disrupts the market dominance of the 2 main
> >> carriers. A community-owned open fiber network would unleash Internet
> >> R&D activity in Davis as citizens and entrepreneurs use it for
> >> superior Internet access, reliability and performance. In addition to
> >> super-fast Internet access, a municipal broadband network will bring
> >> new opportunities
> >>
> >> New businesses and entrepreneurs will be able to use this fiber
> >> network, managed and operated by a local non-profit, to develop the
> >> next wave of Internet Apps, Tools and Protocols.
> >>
> >> Residents and businesses will be able to make high-speed, secure and
> >> private Internet connections between home and office, or school and
> >> home, home and home, or two branches of an office, through a web
> >> based software tool.
> >>
> >> Community Ownership and management means smart network growth
> >> planning, and an economic development toolbox, delivering highly
> >> available roaring fast network capacity and infrastructure for
> >> community members, entrepreneurs and businesses. Davis Community
> >> Network (DCN), a long time local non profit, is ready to play a key
> >> role in managing these infrastructure assets to benefit  the community
> >>
> >> *Secure the Future.*
> >>
> >> In addition to a huge economic development driver and tool for
> >> entrepreneurs, a community network could be open to multiple
> >> competitors ending the lock big Telecoms have. More competition will
> >> generate lower prices.
> >>
> >> Telecom  companies are charging monopoly prices  because they control
> >> the delivery of Internet access to your property. Our town can
> >> disrupt the current Internet access market in Davis with its own
> >> community-owned delivery system, leased to multiple ISP companies,
> >> creating  competition. Walk away from the no-win situation and its
> >> ever-increasing pricing, which regularly sees Internet bundle bills
> >> of $150 and UP for a typical family.
> >>
> >> More important, though, is the fact that community ownership means
> >> that a new source of monthly recurring revenue will come to the City
> >> in the form of lease fees paid by providers to use its
> >> municipally-owned fiber network.
> >>
> >> This means that community-owned fiber is an opportunity for all our
> >> citizens to REDIRECT their monthly telecommunications budget away
> >> from Telecom  Giants, and directly back into Davis.
> >>
> >>
> >> *Every kid and senior on the Network.*
> >>
> >> A community network can make sure that all homes in Davis, regardless
> >> of income level or opportunities, have equal access to the single
> >> most important infrastructure of the 21st century. Through this
> >> network we can ensure that all the students enrolled in our schools
> >> have access to the best Internet Access available anywhere. World
> >> Class Internet Facilities for every home and business parcel will
> >> address the digital divide and provide education opportunities for
> >> students and Telehealth options for seniors.
> >>
> >> *Build the Smarter City.*
> >>
> >> Having a community-owned network means having the necessary asset to
> >> build a smart city. Ubiquitous Fiber Optic infrastructure is the
> >> single most important asset to have in place for the development of
> >> Smart City strategies which are needed NOW to cope with climate
> >> change, population, and quality of life issues.
> >>
> >>
> >> *ACTION*
> >>
> >> A phone survey will be conducted starting 11/13/18  and continuing
> >> for a few weeks. Please make sure you are prepared with your
> >> broadband bill, any comments, and your service speeds. Please provide
> >> the time to take the phone survey and respond to all of its
> >> questions. So that you don't hang up right away, the interviewer will
> >> lead with "The City of Davis is asking citizens to participate in
> >> this survey that looks at high speed Internet in the City."
> >>
> >>
> >> This flier was produced by Davis GIG and Davis Community Network, and
> >> paid for by donations to www.davisgig.org by Citizens of Davis over
> >> the past 3 years.
> >>
> >> Davis Community Network, www.dcn.org, is a 501c3 non profit which was
> >> started in 1993 to bring Dial Up Internet Access to City of Davis.
> >> It has supported a wide variety of community organizations since then
> >> with free Internet resources, and for the last 2 years has been
> >> focused on municipal broadband. We encourage anyone interested in
> >> joining the organization to contact us by email at help at dcn.org
> >>
> >> DavisGIG, www.davisgig.org, was started as a citizen group in 2015 to
> >> advocate for better Internet Access for Davis in the form of a
> >> city-owned, community-operated Fiber Optic Network that would be
> >> leased to ISPs on an open access basis. Since then it has seen
> >> success with improved options for broadband from the Telco Giants,
> >> but continues to advocate for the community to ensure its digital
> >> future by owning and operating its own internet infrastructure.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> _______________________________________________
> >>
> >> Please ref our wiki for details, documents and contacts:
> >>
> >> http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~help/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=start
> >>
> >> Davisgig mailing list
> >> Davisgig at list.omsoft.com
> >> http://list.omsoft.com/mailman/listinfo/davisgig
> >>
> >
> --
> Robert Nickerson
> UCD Class of 1996
> CEO, Om Networks
>
> cell: 5308483865
> www.omsoft.com
>
> _______________________________________________
>
> Please ref our wiki for details, documents and contacts:
>
> http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~help/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=start
>
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