Just ran across this nifty month-old article that ran in the Huffington Post; in it Durel makes a strong argument that you don't have to wait for Google for a community to reap similar (or better) benefits. I suspect this article prefigures a presentation Durel is scheduled to give at the FTTH conference in Dallas on the 29th of this month. Since his panel immediately follows Google Fiber head honcho Milo Medlin's keynote address it may be a pretty pointed message for a crowd coming off being wowed by Google's ability to "give" towns a modern network. Durel represents the DIY option.
And when you do it yourself your community controls it.