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LAUNCHING FTTP in JULIET:  NATOA Journal, Spring 2009, Volume 17 (pdf)
Transforming America’s Broadband Infrastructure By Launching Local Fiber-To-The-Premise Networks (FTTP) Using JULIET, Joint Underground Location Of Infrastructure For Electric And Telecommunications
By Rita Stull

See page 24:
Protecting Free Speech in a "Money Talks" World
by Rita Stull
(pdf)

21st CENTURY BROADBAND
LAUNCHING LOCAL
FIBER-TO-THE-PREMISE NETWORKS
USING JULIET,
JOINT UNDERGROUND LOCATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE
FOR ELECTRIC AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
By Rita R. Stull, President
TeleDimensions, Inc.
(pdf)

The New America Foundation
Building a 21st Century Broadband Superhighway
A Concrete Build-out Plan to Bring High-Speed Fiber to Every Community
By Benjamin Lennett, Sascha Meinrath, New America Foundation
February, 2009

Conference Presentation Downloads

Conference Presentation Needs Assessments (Power Point)
Community Up to Speed (pdf)
Ohio SB117 Stull Speech (pdf)

For additional information, check out the following public sector telecom related websites and organizations:

Last Mile On Line
Government Technology On Line Magazine
Alliance for Community Media
FTTH Council
Center for Digital Democracy
Birdseye Research
Baller Herbst Law Group Library
ACM-Western Region Conference Presentation
TeleTruth
Public Technology Institute
SSTI/Weekly Digest
Community Media Review

PUBLIC SECTOR ORGANIZATONS

National League of Cities
National Association of Counties
United States Conference of Mayors
International City Managers Association
National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
Alliance for Community Media

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