In partnership with the Benton Foundation, CLIC is proud to announce the release of our new publication to assist local communities in evaluating the risk, benefit, control, and legal issues surrounding the deployment of public private partnership (P3) broadband networks.
“The Emerging World of Broadband Public-Private Partnerships: A Business Strategy and Legal Guide” dives into the issues relevant for communities in search of 21st century fiber infrastructure, but that lack the capital or expertise to deploy and operate fiber networks, or to act as Internet service providers (ISP), on their own. This emerging-issues paper focuses on three areas which must be balanced when addressing P3 models (public risk, benefit and control) and the legal issues that arise through all stages of planning and negotiation. The paper addresses how to review authority issues, what is involved in pre-negotiation project planning, and how to negotiate the details of the final P3 partnerships.
CLIC releases this paper in concert with a series of free educational webinars on how local communities can enable development of next generation broadband networks. Our new webinar series is offered as part of an ongoing effort to provide extensive analysis and stimulate informed discussion of the options available to communities to acquire affordable access to advanced communications capabilities and services.
CLIC is grateful to the Benton Foundation for working with us on this effort and proud to note that the white paper is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend Charles Benton, who served on our Board of Advisors.