Christopher Mitchell Speaks in Sweden at Fiber Event

Christopher Mitchell Speaks in Sweden at Fiber Event

Date: 4 Mar 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

In February, ILSR’s Christopher Mitchell travelled to Stockholm to share our work on broadband at an event titled Fibre: The key to creating world-class IT regions. On February 21st, he presented info to attendees on the status of broadband in the U.S.

While Chris was there, he also spoke one-on-one with Anders Broberg, one of the conference organizers. Chris’ presentation, Q&A, and the interview are now available online.

Other discussions and presentations are also available at the Stockholm IT Region website. From the website, where they recently wrote about the interview:

Cities and municipalities that build their own networks has done it in order to keep and create jobs. But in order to keep up the development and expansion, the local communities must be given much more autonomy – even for experimental purposes.

Christopher pointed out that the internet is no longer just a cool thing, but a necessity – which makes fibre networks comparable to roads. And local decision making is vital in order to speed up the development and get people on these roads.

Videos of the presentation:


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