Bandwidth Public-Private Partnerships
Bandwidth Public-Private Partnerships
Bandwidth Public-Private Partnerships are fast developing.
In the interest of an economy "that will not fix itself",
the more access to commercial high-speed Internet services,
the more attractive a region for attracting new and retaining
existing job generating businesses. Lare & Associates is
working to develop a closer working relationship between
governments and commercial property owners.
In this economy, "that will not fix itself",
Lare & Associates is working to
make our/your City more competitive - job generating by helping
enable commerce, in-turn creating jobs, through reducing
costs for bandwidth / fiber optic cabling to commercial
buildings. As enterprises embrace the Internet "Cloud", reliable
high-speed bandwidth - fiber optic connectivity is mandatory.
Lare & Associates is in pursuit of increasing governments'
role in expediting fiber optic building where they could
reduce costs to businesses and be more active as commerce
enablers / job generators, in-turn expanding the tax base
creating greater opportunities. Let Lare & Associates know if
you are experiencing any roadblocks and we will help
break-through those roadblocks and expedite your project to a
Lare & Associates has worked with the King
County Institutional Network (KC-INET) and consulted to
several municipalities in their gaining/building fiber optics
connecting many of their government buildings through
the municiple cable franchise agreements. The local governments,
including the City of Seattle, appear to be better connected
than the commercial buildings.
The Washington State Department of Commerce has cataloged much of the
retail broadband available, ref.:
Lare & Associates is pleased to see the State making great
progress on developing build-outs, especially
to help bridge the digital divide and assist the
disenfranchised. According to the WA Broadband maps of
Seattle and Bellevue and in Lare & Associates' current efforts
we find there are many dense urban commercial areas that still
lack access to inexpensive high speed Internet broadband
using fiber optics. Lare & Associates is working to
connect buildings, commercial property owners with providers.
We were alarmed to discover even in the most urban areas the
lack of available fiber optics for inexpensive build-outs to
In this cataclysmic economic down turn we have found
interests in public private partnerships.
An analogy may be worth considering is what is developing in
the areas of transportation and renewable energy where Lare &
Associates has been organizing engineers, architects, electricians
and neighbors to create a "Jobs Engine" through leveraging
Federal and State incentive dollars. The Jobs Engine, we
have proposed and are waiting to hear back from the King
Council and the Executive's Transportation Policy Advisor,
the presentation viewable at:
http://www.wallingfordsolarinitiative.org/projects/electric-trolley-bus-jobs-initiative) and the Gas Works Park - "Coal-To-Solar" project see: http://www.wallingfordsolarinitiative.org/projects/gas-works-park.
Thanks to the City of Seattle's Citizens' Telecommunications and Technology
Advisory Board (CTTAB, http://www.seattle.gov/cttab/), the
City of Seattle's recent RFI to lease their miles of
fiber optics cable has demonstrated the city's interest in
working on how best to obtain inexpensive / commerce-enabling
robust Internet connectivity for the metropolitan area(s), ref.:
Government as an enabler of jobs / commerce could be enhanced
with providing inexpensive fiber optics deployed in the dense urban
areas. After many bankruptcies in the late 1990's and early
2000's, most fiber optic providers now require very high
construction fees and/or lengthy service contracts before
risking fiber optic builds to commercial buildings.
Lare & Associates is hoping since the "economy will not fix
itself", that governments will recognize the value in expanding
the bandwidth capabilities the cities enjoy to help stimulate a
"Jobs Engine" in the urban areas.
The State has provided 0.5% of their electric utility tax
revenue for photovoltaic incentives to enable local
photovoltaic manufacturing and construction jobs, e.g. the
opportunity to develop virtually free Electric Trolley Bus
electrical substations. Likewise government assistance in
developing urban fiber optic deployment that enhances commerce
would be very helpful. Even if it just meant streamlining
private providers permitting, low interest loans, and expert
assistance. Of course better yet would be dedicated resources
as is being done with the State's electric utilities tax
revenue, providing incentives for stimulating local
jobs in photovoltaic manufacturing and construction.
Some bandwidth providers have posted their deployments
which have been helpful in the Bellevue and Seattle areas
supportive of tenant interests. In addition the City of
Seattle is now interested thru the national Gig-U effort to
make their fiber available per the Mayor's announcement see
the RFI at:
and the FAQs: http://www.gig-u.org/faqs
Again Lare & Associates is looking for traction for the
above ideas that expand commerce through enhancing fiber optics
to businesses committed to creating living-wage jobs.
If you have been impacted by roadblocks and/or are tenants with
similar needs Lare & Associates is interested in assisting you.
Want to discuss further, call anytime.
Chuck Lare, an Electrical Engineer and President of
Lare & Associates LLC, "vendor neutral" in
guaranteeing telecommunication savings for businesses.
Contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (206) 465-1435