Community Readiness for a Digital Future

You have decided to own your digital future – are you ready?

Evaluating key readiness factors will ensure the success of your digital community initiatives.

Congratulations on deciding to own your digital future and taking action for the benefit of your community! That takes leadership and vision. To turn that vision into reality you need clear goals, a strategy, and ultimately a plan. Whatever strategy and plan you choose to define to address your needs – whether it is digital infrastructure (broadband) or the Smart City applications that it enables – actually making it happen involves many others over time. Engaging stakeholders across your community to build buy in is the foundational success factor of your digital initiative.

Using extensive research and experience from successful digital infrastructure projects across North America, SNG has analyzed the success factors and developed critical metrics under six major categories.

Leadership Commitment of community leadership through all stages of the project.
Vision and Plan Clarity of digital vision and plan for the community
Organizational Stability Ability to follow through on the initiative over the timeframe.
Community Awareness Awareness and support of citizens, businesses, and stakeholders.
Implementation Ability The availability of resource capacity to follow through.
Market Profile Understanding of the community of users and services demand.

Objectively evaluating readiness can affirm strengths and reveal gaps that need to be addressed to ensure success. Engaging key community stakeholders in a readiness evaluation also uncovers different perspectives between stakeholders, while involving those stakeholders in the process. Time and money can be saved by understanding where there is alignment and where there are gaps.

SNG offers easy-to-use online tools to invite key stakeholders across your community to participate in your readiness assessment. Two versions of the assessment are available. The Community Broadband Readiness Assessment is tailored toward broadband digital infrastructure initiatives, while the Smart City Readiness Assessment focuses on Smart City initiatives.

While every community can go through this process on their own, SNG has applied our experience and methods to develop tools that helps communities achieve their digital goals more quickly and cost effectively. Our Community Broadband Readiness Assessment is designed to easily engage community stakeholders in the process and provide a comprehensive readiness report to maximize your readiness and avoid unanticipated issues before they happen.

Evaluate your broadband readiness

Get access to our easy to use readiness assessment for multiple community participants with a full analysis report.

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To see what is included in the community broadband readiness assessment try the free version online now.

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Evaluate your Smart City readiness

Get access to our easy to use Smart City readiness assessment for multiple community participants with a full analysis report.

Learn more about SNG’s Smart City Readiness Assessment to help you maximise success for your Smart City initiative.

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