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Principles for Open Access Community Broadband

Communities own their broadband infrastructure
ISPs compete to serve the community
Access is universal and affordable
Network revenues means no new taxes

Accelerate your local broadband ambitions.

Apply below to join the Neighborly Community Broadband Accelerator.

Open Access community broadband networks are the 21st century bridges that spur economic development, advance research, encourage innovation and create new growth opportunities.

We want to help you finance your community broadband network so you can ensure universal access to information and boost your self reliance.

That’s why we’re launching the Neighborly Community Broadband Accelerator – to supercharge your local broadband ambitions.

As part of the program, communities will be guided through the process from community engagement to construction, with access to industry experts, service providers, Neighborly financing at a competitive, below industry rate cost and the Neighborly Capital Network.

How does it work?

The Accelerator will include:

  • Tools to map, multiply & accelerate community engagement
  • Education sessions with leading experts who will share best practices
  • Access to industry partners
  • Marketing strategy to drive adoption
  • Neighborly financing at a competitive, below industry rate cost, and access to the global Neighborly Capital Network.

Frequently asked questions

How many will be in the class?

We expect to accept 5-10 applicants for this first cohort, in order to provide meaningful programming and high-touch individualized support.

What are the timelines for broadband buildout?

The timeline will depend on each individual community and the work they are already doing on local broadband.

Will it cost anything?

Entry to the accelerator program is free. For structuring and financing, Neighborly will work with the community to negotiate a fee at a competitive, below industry rate cost.

Neighborly and Community Broadband

Commentary from Neighborly and industry experts on the future of community broadband.

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