Connecting Rural Communities Planning Process

The process of becoming a connected community can take a few months or a number of years. It all depends on what the community leaders want to accomplish. A community that already has a fairly strong broadband infrastructure may spend just a few months educating community members about using the Internet. A community with no broadband connection may need years to design, fund and deploy a high-speed network before moving on to other goals. No matter the size of the project a community undertakes, the process is the same: Learn, Assess, Vision, Design, Implement, Evaluate.

Planning Process

  1. ProcessFind a Team
  2. Learn about Broadband
  3. Assess What You Have
  4. Design the Future
  5. Create an Action Plan
  6. Implement and Evaluate
  7. Tell Your Story