Our Approach

 

Mission Broadband’s approach is designed to work directly with communities of all sizes to help resolve their broadband gaps. Mission Broadband is not a service provider, so we remain technology and vendor neutral. Our expertise is working with community stakeholders such as, public officials, broadband committees, council members, the public, etc. to determine the Vision.

From the Vision Report, Mission Broadband will develop a robust Request for Proposal (RFP) for the communities, a product we call, Charting the Course, where we represent your communities on all aspects of managing the RFP questions and responses from perspective broadband solution vendors. Charting the Course will provide all the necessary information to finalize funding models, technology decisions, coverage areas, etc.

We will work with communities to identify federal and state funding options, and private investments available to bring the Vision to a realized sustainable working broadband model. Our team will work with the community and negotiate directly with a vendor to bring alignment and finalize a contract to the intent of RFP. After the execution of the contract, Mission Broadband kicks-off Securing the Vision deployment phase of the project. Securing the Vision provides the community with experienced end to end project management services finalizing in a successfully completed broadband deployment.

We understand the landscape of delivering broadband technology to communities across America, and we focus on listening to our clients and working with them to manage their vision and produce a sustainable and futureproof broadband solution for today’s needs as well as tomorrow’s future.

The Vision

 

Creating a framework of your vision is an important first step.  Mission broadband’s Vision product identifies the data needed for this framework.  We will work with you to identify key stakeholders involved, such as, Public officials, Broadband committee, Council members, Public solicitation, etc. and meet with each stakeholder for an interview process.  This phase in Mission Broadband’s Vision process includes:

  • Building a survey and data gathering instrument that is used in interviews and meetings

  • Work to elicit high quality data and information from all stakeholders

  • Understanding of bandwidth needs for all stakeholders

  • Determine performance requirements

  • Ownership and operating model

  • Visual and aesthetic requirements

  • End user cost expectations

  • Determine vendor rating/selection criteria

Mission Broadband will analyze the stakeholder’s vision(s) and expectations gathered and create a framework for the development of a comprehensive Request for Proposal (RFP).  The community stakeholders are followed up with to ensure data is accurate and complete.  This phase in Mission Broadband’s Vision Process includes:

  • Analyze data collection information

  • Evaluate and summarize input from stakeholders

  • Determine technology options and solutions for a broadband network aligning with the vision of stakeholders

  • Review vendor rating/selection criteria

  • Deliver a report that is the framework for guiding development of an RFP

Mission Broadband understands the landscape of delivering broadband technology to communities across America.  We focus on listening to our clients and working with them to manage their vision and produce a sustainable and futureproof broadband solution for today’s needs as well as tomorrow’s future. 

Charting the Course

 

Developing the Request for Proposal (RFP) with Mission Broadband’s Charting the Course product. Charting the Course will provide all the necessary information to finalize funding models, technology decisions, coverage areas, contracts, etc. Combining the vision and expectation of community stakeholders and Mission Broadband’s knowledge of broadband technologies will result in a comprehensive technology appropriate RFP. Mission Broadband will work with stakeholders though the RFP development process to verify expectations are appropriately incorporated. This phase in Mission Broadband’s Charting the Course includes:

  • A draft RFP for review

  • Solicit comments from stakeholders

  • Finalize RFP

  • Distribute RFP for vendor proposals

Mission Broadband uses its expertise of the RFP process to manage the distribution as well as manage the questions and answers of the perspective vendors. The responses are reviewed and analyzed with data being evaluated through the vendor rating/selection criteria, resulting in a final recommendation. Mission Broadband can negotiate directly with the vendor(s) to bring alignment and finalize a contract to the intent of the RFP. Once a final project cost is established through contact negotiations, Mission Broadband will work with the communities on identifying federal, state and local funding options, and private investments available to bring the Vision to a realized sustainable working broadband model. This phase in Mission Broadband’s Charting the Course includes:

  • Manage RFP Q&A

  • Evaluate technology solutions of proposals received

  • Comparative analysis with rating/selection criteria for ranking

  • Prepare a report summarizing each vendor’s proposal

  • Review findings with stakeholders for vendor(s) selection

  • Negotiate vendor(s) contract

  • Identify funding from federal, state, local and private resources

Mission Broadband understands the landscape of delivering broadband technology to communities across America. We focus on listening to our clients and working with them to manage their vision and produce a sustainable and futureproof broadband solution for today’s needs as well as tomorrow’s future.

Securing the Vision

 

What’s left after determining Vision and Charting the Course is to carry the project across the finish line.  Mission Broadband’s product, Securing the Vision provides the community with experienced end to end project management services finalizing in a successfully completed broadband deployment.  This phase in Securing the Vision includes:

  • Defining project rules of engagement and communication paths with community and vendor(s)

  • Comprehensive project plan

  • Project alignment meetings

  • Milestones met

  • Working the project plan

Finalizing your broadband vision.  Lots of work completed, now the final phase of realizing today’s broadband technology deployment and tomorrow’s path.  This phase in Securing the Vision includes:

  • Broadband deployment completion

  • Understand ongoing communication paths for community and vendor(s)

  • Finalize all contract deliverables

  • Celebrate!

Mission Broadband understands the landscape of delivering broadband technology to communities across America.  We focus on listening to our clients and working with them to manage their vision and produce a sustainable and futureproof broadband solution for today’s needs as well as tomorrow’s future. 

 
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