Why Local Communities Should Pay Attention to the West Des Moines Broadband Project

After years of a community visioning project, and driven by the value of wanting equal access throughout the community, West Des Moines, Iowa has made the major decision to build an open conduit system  to every address in its 65,000-population community, and to then lease conduit access to fiber ISP providers. Google Fiber will be its first tenant.

Enjoy CLIC’s October 14 interview with representatives of West Des Moines and Google Fiber in this 20-minute chat, including Jamie Letzring, Deputy City Manager, David Lyons, a key city consultant on this project, and David Finn, Director of Corporate Development for Google Fiber. We delve into the why and how this project is unfolding, and reactions it has generated.

To watch the conversation, click on our Zoom cast here.

To listen to the chat (and maybe exercise at the same time), click here.

For a full transcript, click here.