Shafter Fiber Network, Then, Now, and Next – Community Broadband Bits Episode #56

Date: 23 Jul 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last week, we discussed how Shafter’s plans in California for a community fiber network changed with the Great Recession. Today we have an interview with Shafter Assistant City Manager Scott Hurlbert with an expanded discussion of how the community adjusted … Read More

In California, Tough Economic Times Led Shafter To Adjust Network Plan

Date: 18 Jul 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the 1990s, the community of Shafter, California, began developing its strategic plan; the move would eventually lead them to build a municipal broadband network. The town of 17,000 still depended primarily on agriculture but manufacturers were relocating to the … Read More

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