Community Technology Plan: Broadband Internet Access
Developed by: First Nations Technology Council
Type of resource: PDF
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access
A clearly written manual to facilitate decision-making and implementation of broadband networks in local communities, specifically in this case, Aboriginal communities in Canada. Easy to read, the manual explains common technical terms and characteristics of broadband connectivity. It guides readers through community technology assessment and also in the development of a basic business plan, as well as a sample business plan. It examines tower placement and tower construction possibilities, especially with rural communities in mind. The manual considers local community broadband as a business opportunity, either as an asset to community income or for individuals in the community. It provides checklists and a glossary and was developed by the First Nations Technology Council.
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