[Davisgig] [Davisgig-announce] Municipal Broadband Phone Survey Happening Now

Brandon Hurr brandon.hurr at gmail.com
Sat Nov 17 18:42:14 PST 2018

I think you’re missing an option for North Davis as a location?
I’m east of 113 but west of railroad off Catalina Dr.
Or am I reading it wrong?

On Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 18:14 help--- via Davisgig-announce <
davisgig-announce at list.davisgig.org> wrote:

> 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.
> 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.
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