Bram Pitoyo, a young creative, working at WKEntertainment, explains that he sees high bandwidth as the key to the rich connectivity and communication that the future calls for. Open-access, community fiber offers the greatest potential for service agnostic, high-speed bandwidth.
Jerry Ketel keeps it short and sweet when explaining why he wants open-access, community fiber.
David Olson, Director of the Cable Franchise Management Office, discusses open-access community fiber, and the City’s response to Google.
Here’s a great piece the Willamette Week did back in ’99 about David and the City’s battle with AT&T (now Comcast). You’ll note the similarities between what we face now, with no fiber in Portland while Verizon customers in Washington County have it, and the situation with slow broadband rollouts a decade ago.
Crystal Beasley, a Portland Creative, explains that it’s all about giving artists and writers a bigger pipe to work with.
Ward Cunningham shares his hopes for open-access, community fiber and recounts how early exposure to an open-access Internet connection allowed him to influence and change the world.
Sheldon Renan hosted a fantastic potluck meeting to discuss an open-access, community fiber optic network in Portland, OR. While the meeting was precipitated by Google’s recent RFI announcement, everyone in attendance agreed that Portland needs a fiber network, by any means necessary.