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After a very successful run of seven years, Connected Communities has closed its doors.  This website will be kept alive to provide information on how communities can get connected.  Updates will be few and far between, but much of the information should remain helpful.

For those wanting in-person assistance, we have three valuable contacts:

Mike Freeman, founder of Local Government Solutions Group in Ft. Collins, Colorado, has many years of experience consulting on telecommunications infrastructure for communities.  He can be reached at 970-419-4388 ext. 1 or  MIKE at LGSG dot NET (address disguised to reduce spam).  Website

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), has developed a new community assessment guide that is based on the work of Connected Communities and the Computer Systems Policy Project.  For a copy of the Guide go to  Be sure to read up on CENIC's Gigabit or Bust Initiative

Susan Estrada led the Gigabit or Bust project for CENIC.  Now she has her own program, First Mile.  You can reach her at 760-510-8406  ext. 1# or SUSAN at CENIC dot ORG.  Visit Susan's website -


Seth Fearey is now working for Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, where he is managing the Smart Valley project, a continuation of the program he helped found in 1993.  You can reach him at 408-938-1511.

To all our clients, thank you and keep up the great work!


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