Roy Gilbert

DCEDC Focused on Outcomes, Not Just Words

by Jim Schuessler, Executive Director, Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) There is no “easy button” to press that will solve Door County’s broadband problems. Some of our broadband challenges relate to geography, density and geology. Some such as NIMBYism (Not In My Back Yard) are self-inflicted. To be certain, technology is not going away, and we live in a time when more activities depend on it. Silicon Valley continues to be very busy coming up with more ways to harness and expand technology. DCEDC’s Technology Committee, populated by many good people, has been investing time in meeting for many years. We can’t keep venting about the problems. Our mission is to solve problems. We won’t fall into the Ready, Aim, Aim, Aim, Aim Syndrome: We are identifying the problems and plan to propose and help execute actionable solutions. To discuss why this is important and which solutions are being identified, I asked David Studebaker – who has already helped the Town of Liberty Grove overcome some of these challenges – to share important perspective. With thanks to David, I’m pleased to share his thoughts. Internet Access in Door County Can Be a Towering Challenge by David Studebaker, Chair, Liberty Grove Technology Committee Ron and Margie and their three kids arrived at their rented Door County country cottage about 10 am Saturday after several hours of driving. They were really excited about their first trip to Door County. “Let’s freshen up and go get one of those famous Door […]

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