Check out these great resources:
Fiber To The Home
The FTTH Council's mission is to accelerate deployment of all-fiber access networks by demonstrating how fiber-enabled applications and solutions create value for network operators and their customers, promote economic development and enhance quality of life.
The suggestions in this checklist are designed to help you optimize your wireless connections on your Google Fiber Network.
ILSR's Community Connectivity Toolkit
This is an excellent resource that advises communities for how to improve their local Internet connectivity.
NTIA Toolkit **Updated 11/2016**
Using Partnerships to Power a Smart City: A Toolkit for Local Communities. This Broadband Adoption Toolkit, developed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), draws on the experiences of the recipients of grants from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).
Broadband Strategies Toolkit
The Broadband Strategies Toolkit is a guide for policymakers, regulators, and other relevant stakeholders as they address issues related to broadband development.
Wired Virginia Toolkit
Virginia's Office of Telework Promotion and Broadband Assistance has developed a 5 step guide for how to bring broadband to communities.
Google Fiber's checklist
This resource was put together by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to provide financial institutions an understanding of how broadband is an integral part of community development and can be funded through their community reinvestment act (CRA) obligations. For communities who are thinking of looking to a bank for financial assistance in their broadband project-- this resource is an excellent starting point for that conversation!
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance published this resource in July of 2016 sharing examples of successful Public Private Partnerships that have occurred throughout the country.
Crowd Sourcing Fiber:CrowdFiber
CrowdFiber has built-in tools that help you spread the word and recruit others to join the crowd.GIGAOM
Gotta get a gig? Crowdfund your broadband network-- by Craig Settles, Gigabit Nation
Broadband funding resources:
CERB Grant Program
CERB provides funding to local governments and federally recognized tribes for public infrastructure which support private business growth and expansion. Eligible projects for CERB funding include domestic and industrial water, storm water, wastewater, public buildings, telecommunications and port facilities among others.
Committed Private Partner Program
Loans and grants for construction of public infrastructure necessary for private business expansion. The Committed Private Partner (CPP) Program requires a private business commitment as part of the public entity's application.