Regional Broadband FAQ’s
2. Enter into a service agreement with WiredWest, indicating that your town wishes to use WiredWest services after your network is built. Knowing which towns are “in” will greatly help the planning, design and build process!
3. Build your network.
4. WiredWest will assist with town-wide marketing and advertising and help your townspeople sign up and begin service.
The advantage of acting cooperatively is that it saves towns from having to manage their networks and as a group we’re getting better prices for services because we have more bargaining power for negotiating terms and price. WiredWest provides the service of acting as an agent and broker and source of centralized information on behalf of participating towns – plus cost sharing. The Coop will also maintain cash reserves for covering repair costs and insurance deductibles. This reduces the risk that a bad year could cause catastrophic expense for a single town. A benefit that many towns have already experienced is having a larger pool of skilled volunteers working on your behalf than what each town alone can provide.