The popular notion is that rural America doesn't innovate, take risks, or provide opportunities at the level of urban centers. Our interview with Insights on Business shows how these can be interconnected to produce results when goals are aligned. And when a community invests both its capital and time to implement the activities needed to both create and integrate their own local ecosystems.
KCCI in Des Moines featured how Kielkopf Advisory Services and SmartSource Consulting collaborate to solve communitywide issues on a story highlighting the need for additional rural broadband options. The BroadbandBytes link to the Vinton, Iowa announcement below shows one example how we're doing that. Our role involves developing frameworks for public/partnerships and telecom launch strategies, as solving a broadband development issue is similar to launching tech business startups. Then we help communities leverage their data and media infrastructure investments in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurialism, and expanding their capital base.
Nice summary by Curtis Dean about the status of Colorado communities exploring their broadband options. We collaborated to speak about the value of pre-feasibility work that provides key stakeholders insights and to then begin framing expectations, prior to committing to a complete feasibility study that frames future definitions of success.