If you don’t want to use broadband, you’re not reading this

Sometimes I forget that not everyone has my focus (or for that matter any focus at all.) Take my advocacy for more broadband access and technology utilization. At a meeting a while back, I was talking about ideas to increase adoption rates. After a lot of confused looks after my throwing out a few ideas, someone asked how that would encourage people to adopt children into their family. Yes, there are a lot of challenges.

That’s why I was interested in the article, “Broadband Now! So Why Don’t Some Use It? ” in today’s edition of The New York Times. The author writes that when we build it, many don’t come, and some never will. I guess it’s okay to leave people along the way when they don’t want to come.

About Daryl Phillips, CEcD

I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS). Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers. I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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