Tom Reid, Reid Consulting Group, gives an introduction to various technical solutions and hurdles involved in building a fast, reliable broadband network, in addition to the impact that design decisions will have on cost, sustainability, and network lifespan. We also hear from David Gibbons of Black Bear Wifi, who shares his thoughts about make-ready costs and from Jennifer Wakeman, who shares the story of how DRIVE, the economic council of the region, got involved with wireless. T

he Appalachia Digital Accelerator is a project in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), which contributed $6.3 million (80% of the total project cost). For more information, visit