Learn from Your Customers – Video

One of the most enjoyable parts of building and selling any product in the marketplace is seeing your customers use it and learning from their insights and creativity.  Some of the videos they have produced describe their campaigns, CrowdFiber, and the challenges of...

Should You Collect Deposits?

One of the features we included from the very beginning of CrowdFiber three years ago is the capability to collect deposits.  Modeled on crowdfunding and the concepts Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others use, CrowdFiber lets our customers collect conditional deposits....

Announcing CrowdFiber Neighbors

We are excited to announce CrowdFiber Neighbors today – an add-on for CrowdFiber SP Edition. With traditional approaches to crowdsourcing and demand aggregation, social media plays a critical role. Consumers spread the word about a new product or service using...

CrowdFiber Service Provider Edition Announced

It has been some time since we last blogged here, but the silence is a result of much activity on the consulting side of the house. When we first launched CrowdFiber™, we imagined community groups rallying together and using that online demand to engage service...

Gigabit Communities: Red Tape and Red Carpet

In February 2010, the Mayor of Duluth, MN jumped into the icy waters of Lake Superior. A month later, the Mayor of Sarasota, FL got into a tank full of sharks. That same month, the city of Topeka, KS changed its name. What these and many other stunts had in common was...

Universal Service in the Gigabit Era

Gigabit has quickly become the new gold standard for broadband services. After the beauty contest for cities held by Google Fiber, and their decision to deploy first in Kansas City, communities everywhere now want these services. Combine this with successful,...

CrowdFiber™ Enhancements Released

This week we released several important enhancements forCrowdFiber™. Sign-in Process Backing a campaign requires aCrowdFiber™ account. This ensures that users can return to the site to manage their campaign, review or cancel pledges, track status and so on....

Meet our Founders

Meet Crowdfiber Co-Founders from Crowdfiber on Vimeo. Co-founders Greg Richardson and Bailey White share the story behind CrowdFiber and why communities should become...

Broadband Bazaar – The Inspiration for CrowdFiber

With CrowdFiber all set to launch next week, I felt it was an appropriate time to communicate the background and inspiration for this project. After next week, we will shift into the day-to-day business of helping organizations create campaigns, supporting new...

A New Approach to Building Gigabit Communities

WHAT IS CROWDFIBER? CrowdFiber is an online marketplace where service providers, local governments, utilities, community organizations, interested citizens, consumers and businesses can organize around the goal of building, investing in and sustaining Gigabit...