Republicans and private telecoms maintain that cities lack the capacity to build and manage broadband networks. They're empirically wrong. Of the 160 municipally owned broadband networks, the successes vastly outnumber the failures.
I was struck by a question from Curtis Ogden of Interaction Institute for Social Change which boiled down to "What's love got to do with it?" As it turns out, when making a connection between values and practices, love can play a central role.
The Pulvers needed help with forming a legal entity, advice on marketing and on protecting their product against knockoffs. So Dick Fenster put together a team of SCORE volunteers that included a lawyer and two engineers with patent and marketing experience.