Oregon Broadband Advisory Council Minutes January 22, 2015

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Oregon Broadband Advisory Council Minutes January 22, 2015"

Transcription

1 Oregon Broadband Advisory Council Minutes January 22, 2015 Attendees: Council Members: Susan Ackerman, Anne Carloss, Mary Beth Henry, Lonny Macy, Lake County Commissioner Ken Kestner representing Mike Smith, and Dave Sabala. Staff: Christopher Tamarin Oregon Business Development Department (OBDD) Others: Chris Burns of Charter Communications, Jerry Cady of LSN, David Childers of the Oregon Engineering Technology Industry Council (ETIC), Cameron Frasnelly of Douglas Electric, Cheryl Hiemstra of the Oregon Department of Justice, Craig Honeyman of the League of Oregon Cities, Andrew Kenny and Dan Runcie of Education Superhighway, Commissioner Ken Kestner of Lake County, Kim Lamb, Laura McKinney of the Oregon University System / ETIC, Sidra Metzger-Hines of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, David Soloos of Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Eric Schmidt of Association of Oregon Counties, Carla Wade of the Oregon Department of Education, Rick Williams of Leidos/FirstNet Council Business: Vice-Chair Mary Beth Henry called the meeting to order and asked for guest introductions. Minutes A quorum was not present to approve the minutes. Chair and Vice-Chair Election A quorum was not present to hold the election. Updates: National Broadband Activity Chris Tamarin provided references on the following national broadband activity regarding infrastructure deployment, public policy and illustrations of the value of broadband adoption and utilization since the last Council meeting. President Obama on Broadband Chris noted that President Obama touched on Broadband in general terms in his State of the Union address, and he touched on it in detail on January 13 th, when he announced steps to help more Americans get access to fast and affordable broadband, stating that high-speed, low-cost broadband is needed to support economic revitalization. 1

2 The Obama Administration is: Calling to End Laws that Harm Broadband Service Competition: Laws in 19 states some specifically written by special interests trying to stifle new competitors have held back broadband access and, with it, economic opportunity. As a first step, the Administration is filing a letter with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging it to address barriers inhibiting local communities from responding to the broadband needs of their citizens. Aimed at municipal networks. Expanding the National Movement of Local Leaders for Better Broadband: As of today, 50 cities representing over 20 million Americans have joined the Next Century Cities coalition, a nonpartisan network pledging to bring fast, community-supported broadband to their towns and cities. They join 37 research universities around the country that formed the Gig.U partnership to bring fast broadband to communities around their campuses. To recognize these remarkable individuals and the partnerships they have built, in June 2015 the White House will host a Community Broadband Summit of mayors and county commissioners from around the nation who are joining this movement for broadband solutions and economic revitalization. Announcing a New Initiative to Support Community Broadband Projects: To advance this important work, the Department of Commerce is launching a new initiative, BroadbandUSA, to promote broadband deployment and adoption. BroadbandUSA will offer online and in-person technical assistance to communities; host a series of regional workshops around the country; and publish guides and tools that provide communities with proven solutions to address problems in broadband infrastructure planning, financing, construction, and operations across many types of business models. Unveiling New Grant and Loan Opportunities for Rural Providers: The Department of Agriculture is accepting applications to its Community Connect broadband grant program and will reopen a revamped broadband loan program, which offers financing to eligible rural carriers that invest in bringing high-speed broadband to unserved and underserved rural areas. Removing Regulatory Barriers and Improving Investment Incentives: The President is calling for the Federal Government to remove all unnecessary regulatory and policy barriers to broadband build-out and competition, and is establishing a new Broadband Opportunity Council of over a dozen government agencies with the singular goal of speeding up broadband deployment and promoting adoption for our citizens. The Council will also solicit public comment on unnecessary regulatory barriers and opportunities to promote greater coordination with the aim of addressing those within its scope. 2

3 NTIA Announces Broadband USA Program Following-up on the President s remarks, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling announced the BroadbandUSA initiative aimed at finding new ways to assist communities seeking to ensure their citizens have the broadband capacity they need to advance economic development, education, health care, and public safety. Community Broadband Solutions report A new report on Community Based Broadband Solutions was released last week by the National Economic Council and Council of Economic Advisers stating that, Affordable, reliable access to high speed broadband is critical to U.S. economic growth and competitiveness. Upgrading to higher-speed broadband lets consumers use the Internet in new ways, increases the productivity of American individuals and businesses, and drives innovation throughout the digital ecosystem. The full report is posted at Net Neutrality / Open Internet A draft Bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure Internet openness is being discussed on Capitol Hill. The Bill proposes to prohibit blocking lawful content and non-harmful devices, to prohibit throttling data, to prohibit paid prioritization, to require transparency of network management practices, to provide that broadband shall be considered to be an information service, and to prohibit the Commission or a State commission from relying on section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 as a grant of authority. The legislation will be the focus of hearings on Protecting the Internet and Consumers through Congressional Action in the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon. /BILLS-114hr-PIH-OpenInternet.pdf State Broadband Activity Chris Tamarin provided references on the following Oregon broadband activity regarding infrastructure deployment, public policy and illustrations of the value of broadband adoption and utilization since the last Council meeting. UM 1481 Update UM 1481 is an open proceeding investigating the Oregon Universal Service Fund. Last September, Brant Wolf of OTA provided a report to OBAC on UM 1481 and described a stipulation which was filed on September 22 nd jointly by the parties. The Joint Motion is described in OBAC s September 25, 2014 minutes. On January 12 th, the PUC denied the motion to adopt the stipulation. The Public Utility Commission of Oregon will hold a prehearing conference in these proceedings on February 11,

4 Oregon Broadband Map Chris reported that the Oregon Broadband Map is now off-line due to the end of funding. The annual cost of continuing to make the Map available is estimated to be about $15K. If the functionality could be established on one virtualized server, then the cost would be about $8K not including staff time, which would have to be provided on a time available basis. SandyNet Update Sandy continues to make progress on its SandyNet FTTH project. The underground fiber network is operated by the City of Sandy's municipally owned utility. The SandyNet network will pass all 4,000 of the community's homes, making symmetrical broadband offerings of both 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps available to all 10,000 city residents. The first homes were connected last September, and implementation will continue into the Spring of this year. SandyNet is offering voice and video in addition to ultra-highspeed broadband. The 100 Mbps data package is $39.95 and the 1 Gbps package is $59.95 with no caps or restrictions. The take rate is currently above plan. /d/d-id/ Frontier Communications delivers Gigabit Service Frontier Communications reported that it began providing residential Gigabit service this past November in Beaverton. Google Fiber Chris reported that Google Fiber delayed its decision on deploying Google Fiber in the Portland metropolitan area. One issue affecting the decision to delay are the current rules in Oregon Tax Law regarding state-level central assessment that values the company s assets including intangible assets to determine taxes. This issue may be addressed in the 2015 Legislative Session. Presentations: Cyber Security Laura McKinney and David Childers of the Oregon Engineering Technology Industry Council (ETIC) provided an update on significant progress in their efforts to establish a Center for Cyber Excellence in Oregon. We are facing cyber security threats from a wide spectrum of sources - criminals, political activists, social mal-contents, and nation states. Current and Trending Cyber Risks The Internet of Things (IoT) Data Protection during Transfer and Storage 4

5 Data Privacy Big Data Ransomware Cyber Espionage/Terrorism Power Grid SCADA Consumer Fraud/Identity Theft Weak and Stupid Human Firewall (There is no patch for stupidity) Not enough graduates with Cyber-Skills Cyber-extension includes the application of scientific research and new knowledge to cyber-security and cyber-awareness practices through end-user education. Graduates prepared with high-demand cyber skills, and certifications Expanded research to anticipate, prevent and monitor cyber risk, Partnerships with local workforce investment boards and community colleges to keep the workforce cyber-current, Partnerships with our industry associations and regional economic development organizations to help ensure small and medium size enterprises have information and access to needed resources, Trusted expertise for businesses and agencies when cyber threats are present. Legislative Concept 1910 is being developed to establish the Oregon Center of Cyber Excellence. It proposes to fund and create the center as an Extension Service that would be part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, and establish a Board of Directors including members from Higher Education, Justice and Law Enforcement. We are seeking about $2.5 million in state support. Some funding may also come through ETIC which controls about $29 million in funding for engineering and technology purposes. [It was noted thought that HB 2728 has been introduced this session that would abolish ETIC and its association fund, and replace it with the Oregon Talent Council.] The Function of the center is defined as: Providing services and expertise to Oregon businesses and government agencies to assist with the planning, preparation, management or assessment of or the response to cyber issues; Coordinating cyber-security education among post-secondary institutions of education in Oregon in order to create meaningful cyber-educational standards; Developing cyber-competitions and other programs to build practical workforce skills necessary to address cyber-management and cyber-security threats; Sharing cyber-expertise and disseminating best practices for cyber-education and cyber-safety; Facilitating cyber-security research; and Encouraging industry investment and partnership with post-secondary institutions of education and other career readiness programs. 5

6 The center would not be a starting point, but a hub point. There are over 200 companies in Oregon, e.g. Intel-McAfee, Mentor Graphics, Tripwire, already engaged in cyber issues, the center would provide a point of coordination. The University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and the Oregon Institute of Technology have established an Oregon Cybersecurity Consortium are prepared to engage as a group with Oregon Industry through the Oregon Center of Cyber Excellence. OREGON CYBERSECURITY CONSORTIUM UO PSU OIT OSU The resulting consortium is prepared to develop course offerings, professional development opportunities and other capabilities to create and maintain a pipeline of graduates and professionals with deep cybersecurity expertise to enable Oregon industry to deliver cyber security solutions. There has been a request to build a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) laboratory in one of the Community Colleges do study threats and risks faced by SCADA systems in energy, telecommunications, and transportation. Oregon is one of five states that does not have a cyber-center. OBAC will watch for the Cyber Security bill to be dropped. Rick Williams noted that the Oregon Military Department has a cyber-unit and should be included in these discussions and initiatives. He also reported that the Pacific Northwest Economic Region holds Emerald Down, a regional cyber-security workshop. Oregon should engage with this group. Chris thanked Laura, David, and Rick for raising cyber-security as an issue before OBAC last year. It was adopted by OBAC a key issue for Oregon. Oregon Department of Education Carla Wade provided an update on Broadband in K-12 schools. On January 8 th, Carla as a member of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) attended a web-conference meeting with the FCC E-Rate Program staff regarding enhancements. The FCC has been very engaged in listening to the concerns of the schools regarding broadband and rural challenges. 6

7 The FCC s modernization of the E-Rate program is a game changer in the challenge to equip Oregon schools with broadband network access and in-school distribution network infrastructure. In 2014 the FCC adopted two major orders re-orienting the E-rate program to provide support for high-capacity broadband services to and within schools and libraries; improving the administration of the program; and raising the annual E-rate funding cap. The first FCC E-Rate order Re-orients the E-rate program to focus it on broadband Adopts goals and measures for the program Significantly expands Wi-Fi funding for all libraries and schools Improves E-rate program cost-effectiveness through pricing transparency, encouraging consortia and bulk purchasing Streamlines and simplifies the E-rate application process and program administration Seeks comment on how to best meet the needs of the program going forward Internet access targets: 100 Mbps per 1,000 students (short term); 1 Gbps per 1,000 students (long term) 100 Mbps for libraries serving fewer than 50,000 people and at least 1 Gbps for libraries serving more than 50,000 people WAN target: Connection scalable to 10 Gbps per 1,000 students (long term) Record not sufficiently developed to establish performance measure and a WAN connectivity target at this time for libraries The second FCC E-Rate order Raises the annual E-rate funding cap to $3.9 billion Focuses on addressing the connectivity gap facing many schools and libraries, particularly in rural areas, by maximizing the options available for purchasing affordable high-speed connectivity Directs the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to establish a performance management system to assess the effectiveness of policy changes and program administration Expands the definition of rural to include schools and libraries located in urban clusters with fewer than 25,000 residents Applications for the Funding Year 2015 are currently being accepted. Carla also reported that the Department of Education conducted a District Technology Capacity Survey in December There were 118 respondents from 107 districts and 11 programs out of 197 total districts. Most of the non-respondents were small districts with the lowest broadband connectivity. 7

8 54 districts (49%) are very confident in their district s overall technological capacity to successfully administer the Smarter Balanced tests 50 districts are somewhat confident 5 districts lacked confidence 2 districts expressed serious concerns 66 districts (59%) are very confident that their internet connection and schools networks can handle the transmission of the Smarter Balanced tests 42 districts are somewhat confident 2 districts lacked confidence 1 district expressed serious concerns 73 districts (65%) anticipate either no impact or an absorbable impact on other business uses of their network and internet connections 34 districts anticipate a slight negative impact 5 districts anticipate a significant impact 81 districts (73%) express no concerns that firewalls, network filtering software, or monitoring systems might impede delivery of the Smarter Balanced tests 15 districts didn t know 15 expressed concern Most of the smaller school districts did not respond. Despite the survey it is still difficult to predict what the Smarter Balanced Assessment experience will be this Spring. There are a lot of variables. Regardless of the outcome, the Smarter Balanced Assessment should shine a light on broadband service to schools in Oregon this year. The Department of Education will be working with local school districts to promote the enhanced E-Rate Program. Details and rules for the enhancements are still being developed at the FCC/USAC. The Department of Ed is also exploring collaboration with other agencies for procurement of broadband services and equipment. It was also noted that schools are often designated as emergency evacuation sites, there may also be access to support from the national FirstNet initiative. School districts should also confer with local first responders on Distributed Antennae Systems to provide for and meet public safety communications access needs within school buildings. Mary Beth suggested convening a meeting or forum for Schools and service providers to understand the new E-rate and other program resources and processes so that Oregon can take full advantage of these programs. We need to get all the right people in the room regarding this issue and funding opportunity. OBAC will explore how it can further support these efforts. Carla Wade s power points may be viewed on the OBAC website under this meeting date at 8

9 Oregon Office of Emergency Management Sidra Metzger-Hines provided an overview of OEM s Emergency Preparedness Planning Workshop scheduled for March 30 April 3 in Sun River. This Workshop was held for the first time last year with a tremendous response. There were a total of 133 attendees 74 Individuals representing 56 agencies from 34 counties 9 Individuals representing 5 Tribal Nations 3 Individuals representing 3 non-profit organizations 26 Individuals representing 17 state agencies 3 Individuals representing 2 federal agencies 3 Individuals representing 2 private entities 18 OEM employees This year, the Workshop will provide participants with training and information on programs, current issues and best practices related to all phases of emergency management, and is intended to build partnerships and strengthen collaboration. Four tracks will focus on specific areas of interest: Preparedness, Operations, Threats & Hazards, and Opportunities Partnerships & Successes. The intended audience is tribal, county, and state public safety staff, as well as DHS and FEMA preparedness grant recipients. A Cascadia Rising Exercise initial planning meeting will be held pre-workshop on Monday, March 30, There is no cost to register. Registration closes February 10, To date approximately 110 participants registered including representatives from 24 counties, 4 tribal nations, 8 state agencies, 4 federal agencies and 8 private / non-profit agencies. OEM will sponsor lodging for up to three representatives for each county and tribe. Chris reviewed a finding of the Council over the past year of discussions of disaster recovery planning, that given a major disaster, electric power and telecommunications will be critical for emergency response efforts and for recovery. The Council recommends that OEM have established contacts and channels of communication with the state s facilities based telecommunications service providers in order to be able to know the status of networks and be able to share that information with impacted communities and those responding to the disaster. Sidra noted that OEM has recently established a public-private partnerships position and it work on Cascadia event planning can help establish those relationships. 9

10 Work Session: 2015 OBAC Agenda The Council discussed its agenda for Prospective items include the key issues identified by the Council in its 2014 report. Promotional outreach for local engagement in broadband planning Broadband access K-12 schools FirstNet Public safety broadband communications Disaster recovery planning Leveraging federal funding programs for broadband Cyber security Mary Beth suggested that the Council might host another Education Summit given the E- Rate Program developments that were presented by Carla Wade. Jerry Cady observed that we need better coordination between the school districts, city governments, county governments, and other anchor institutions like public safety and healthcare to better identify common needs and resources from a range of sources to meet those needs going forward aligning needs with federal funding programs. Mary Beth noted that Broadband Planning Template could be used and fine-tuned to support that kind of effort and bring diverse parties together. Mary Beth also indicated that the new funding program and E-Rate Program changes and rule development are still in process and we want to have the details on the financial and technical resources available for the gathering. Hosting a Summit in an April 2015 timeframe was discussed Legislative Session A working list of bills and resolutions was distributed to Council members, but was not discussed in the meeting. Public Input: Chris shared recommendations that he received from Dr. Ed Parker regarding broadband for Oregon K-12 Schools. He recommends doing for schools what the Oregon Health Network did for healthcare facilities. Have competitive bidding to get a minimum of 100 megabits to every school in the state, with options up to 10 gigabits for larger schools that need more capacity and optional upgrades to higher speeds when schools find that they have underestimated the requirements Have competitive bidding for WiFi contracts to provide high-speed wireless everywhere inside the school or the school grounds connecting to the backbone link from the school. 10

11 Do not accept up to or best efforts Internet contracts. Have committed quality of service on links from each school to NWAX where they can connect to DAS at data rates sufficient for simultaneous real-time testing. Contract with an experienced marketing person who understands the problems and has the credibility to put the pieces together. Sell the concept of getting FCC funding for bringing super high speed broadband to every school, and thus to every community, in the state. Esteemed Resident Dave Sabala shared that Gordon French, legendary computer engineer and programmer who played a key role in the Homebrew Computer Club in Menlo Park, California is now receiving broadband service in Roseburg under Douglas FastNet s fiber to the home pilot project. Meeting Schedule: The January 22, 2015 meeting of the Oregon Broadband Advisory Council was held at the Local Government Center in Salem. The next meeting will be on Thursday, February 26, 2015 in Salem. Meeting information will be posted on the Council website at * * * 11

Broadband Funding Sources

Broadband Funding Sources Broadband Funding Sources U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) Community Connect Grants - USDA Rural Utility Service Eligibility The following entities are eligible for funding: Incorporated Organizations

More information

Oregon Broadband Advisory Council Minutes May 28, 2015

Oregon Broadband Advisory Council Minutes May 28, 2015 Oregon Broadband Advisory Council Minutes May 28, 2015 Attendees: Council Members: Miles Ellenby, Mary Beth Henry, Wade Holmes, David Soloos attending for Julie Pearson, Dave Sabala, Mike Smith, and Michael

More information

Oregon Broadband. Christopher Tamarin Oregon Business Development Department February 2, 2016

Oregon Broadband. Christopher Tamarin Oregon Business Development Department February 2, 2016 Oregon Broadband Christopher Tamarin Oregon Business Development Department February 2, 2016 Report to the Governor Electronic highways in the 21st century will move information at an unprecedented pace....

More information

Connect South Carolina Final Grant Report Page 18

Connect South Carolina Final Grant Report Page 18 Connect South Carolina Final Grant Report Page 18 IV. STATEWIDE INITIATIVES AND RESEARCH Broadband Mapping in South Carolina For South Carolina communities to continue to thrive through a vibrant broadband

More information

Before the Federal Communications Commission Washington, D.C. 20554

Before the Federal Communications Commission Washington, D.C. 20554 Before the Federal Communications Commission Washington, D.C. 20554 In the Matter of ) ) Lifeline and Link Up Reform and ) WC Docket No. 11-42 Modernization ) ) Lifeline and Link Up ) WC Docket No. 03-109

More information

Testimony of. Mr. Douglas Kinkoph Associate Administrator

Testimony of. Mr. Douglas Kinkoph Associate Administrator Testimony of Mr. Douglas Kinkoph Associate Administrator Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications National Telecommunications and Information Administration United States Department of

More information

January 18, 2013 Justin Cole, 202-418-8191 Email: justin.cole@fcc.gov

January 18, 2013 Justin Cole, 202-418-8191 Email: justin.cole@fcc.gov January 18, 2013 Justin Cole, 202-418-8191 Email: justin.cole@fcc.gov FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI ISSUES GIGABIT CITY CHALLENGE TO PROVIDERS, LOCAL, AND STATE GOVERNMENTS TO BRING AT LEAST ONE ULTRA-

More information

Broadband in New York State. David Salway, Director NYS Broadband Program Office

Broadband in New York State. David Salway, Director NYS Broadband Program Office Broadband in New York State David Salway, Director NYS Broadband Program Office NYS Broadband Program Office Single Point of Contact for NYS Broadband Supports Broadband Initiatives for 10 REDCS Recommends

More information

Federal Telecom Issues: What s Going on in D.C.? Montana Telecoms. Assn. 9/01/15

Federal Telecom Issues: What s Going on in D.C.? Montana Telecoms. Assn. 9/01/15 Federal Telecom Issues: What s Going on in D.C.? Montana Telecoms. Assn. 9/01/15 Federal Issues - Connect America Fund - Technology Transition - Call Completion - IntraMTA Petition - Net Neutrality - Municipal

More information

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Response: June 14, 2012

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Response: June 14, 2012 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Response: June 14, 2012 National Telecommunications and Information Administration [Docket No: 120509050 1050 01] RIN 0660 XC001

More information

Summary and Analysis of Final Agreement on H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Prepared by Lewis-Burke Associates LLC

Summary and Analysis of Final Agreement on H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Prepared by Lewis-Burke Associates LLC 1341 G Street, NW Eighth Floor Washington, DC 20005 t: 202.289.7475 f: 202.289.7454 www.lewis-burke.com Summary and Analysis of Final Agreement on H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Prepared

More information

Iowa Science, Technology, Education, Engineering, & Mathematics Advisory Council Broadband Committee

Iowa Science, Technology, Education, Engineering, & Mathematics Advisory Council Broadband Committee Broadband is the electricity of the future Governor Terry Branstad September 3, 2013 Iowa Science, Technology, Education, Engineering, & Mathematics Advisory Council Broadband Committee 12/1/2013 Initial

More information

Best Practices from BTOP & Key Implications for Bidding & Sustainability New NY Broadband Program: Bidders/Stakeholders Forum

Best Practices from BTOP & Key Implications for Bidding & Sustainability New NY Broadband Program: Bidders/Stakeholders Forum Best Practices from BTOP & Key Implications for Bidding & Sustainability New NY Broadband Program: Bidders/Stakeholders Forum Liverpool, NY February 9, 2016 Objectives Discuss key lessons learned and best

More information

In short, fiber networks lead to an influx of business, people, resources, jobs, and consequently, economic growth.

In short, fiber networks lead to an influx of business, people, resources, jobs, and consequently, economic growth. Fiber to the Home: Fiber on Fire Conference Remarks of Gigi B. Sohn, Counselor to the Chairman Office of Chairman Tom Wheeler Anaheim, California June 30, 2015 Good morning. It s great to be here in sunny

More information

Before the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION WASHINGTON, DC 20554

Before the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION WASHINGTON, DC 20554 Before the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION WASHINGTON, DC 20554 In the Matter of ) ) Modernizing the E-Rate Program ) WC Docket No. 13-184 For Schools and Libraries ) ) COMMENTS OF THE WRITERS GUILD

More information

Chief Harlin R. McEwen Chairman Communications & Technology Committee International Association of Chiefs of Police

Chief Harlin R. McEwen Chairman Communications & Technology Committee International Association of Chiefs of Police Chief Harlin R. McEwen Chairman Communications & Technology Committee International Association of Chiefs of Police Chief of Police (Ret) City of Ithaca, NY FBI Deputy Assistant Director (Ret) Washington,

More information

The Impact of Anchor Institutions on a Community s Broadband Connections

The Impact of Anchor Institutions on a Community s Broadband Connections The Impact of Anchor Institutions on a Community s Broadband Connections April 2016 Executive Summary Anchor institutions, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities libraries, museums, healthcare

More information

State Broadband Plan Progress Report. Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology and the Fiscal Research Division

State Broadband Plan Progress Report. Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology and the Fiscal Research Division State Broadband Plan Progress Report Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology and the Fiscal Research Division Department of Information Technology December 1, 2015 This page left

More information

Voice over IP News March 11, 2009 NTIA AND RUS SEEK COMMENT ON BROADBAND STIMULUS

Voice over IP News March 11, 2009 NTIA AND RUS SEEK COMMENT ON BROADBAND STIMULUS Voice over IP News March 11, 2009 NTIA AND RUS SEEK COMMENT ON BROADBAND STIMULUS The NTIA and RUS have released a joint request for information on how to implement the broadband provisions of the stimulus

More information

Oregon State Broadband Initiative

Oregon State Broadband Initiative Oregon State Broadband Initiative Broadband Mapping Project January 2013 What is the Broadband Mapping Project? To create and maintain a statewide map based inventory of broadband internet availability.

More information

Fiber Options. 2015 Service Provider Training. June 2, 2015 Phoenix June 16, 2015 Tampa

Fiber Options. 2015 Service Provider Training. June 2, 2015 Phoenix June 16, 2015 Tampa 2015 Service Provider Training Fiber Options June 2, 2015 Phoenix June 16, 2015 Tampa Agenda Today we ll talk about: Review of the FCC s Second E-Rate Modernization Order Expanding Access to Broadband

More information

FACT SHEET: FCC CHAIRMAN WHEELER S PLAN TO REBOOT THE E-RATE PROGRAM TO MEET THE NEEDS OF 21 st CENTURY DIGITAL LEARNING

FACT SHEET: FCC CHAIRMAN WHEELER S PLAN TO REBOOT THE E-RATE PROGRAM TO MEET THE NEEDS OF 21 st CENTURY DIGITAL LEARNING FACT SHEET: FCC CHAIRMAN WHEELER S PLAN TO REBOOT THE E-RATE PROGRAM TO MEET THE NEEDS OF 21 st CENTURY DIGITAL LEARNING Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Wheeler is circulating a proposal

More information

Universal Broadband. Deploying High Speed Internet Acces in NYS. New York State Association of Counties. Revised October 2015. Hon.

Universal Broadband. Deploying High Speed Internet Acces in NYS. New York State Association of Counties. Revised October 2015. Hon. Universal Broadband Deploying High Speed Internet Acces in NYS New York State Association of Counties Revised October 2015 Hon. Maggie Brooks President Stephen J. Acquario Executive Director Universal

More information

Broadband Funding Options

Broadband Funding Options Broadband Funding Options A compilation of some programs available as of May 2014 and not meant to be a comprehensive list. This project funded by: Contents BROADBAND GRANTS... 3 Virginia Department of

More information

Arent Fox Telecommunications

Arent Fox Telecommunications Arent Fox Telecommunications Public Safety, Homeland Security and Defense Update August 2010 Vol. I The Arent Fox Telecommunications Group has a dedicated practice area focused on issues related to public

More information

NASCIO 2014 State IT Recognition Awards

NASCIO 2014 State IT Recognition Awards NASCIO 2014 State IT Recognition Awards Project: California Cybersecurity Task Force Category: Cybersecurity Initiatives Project Initiation Date: September, 2012 Project Completion Date: May 2013 Carlos

More information

Smarter Spending for Smarter Students: Upgrading Arkansas K-12 Broadband

Smarter Spending for Smarter Students: Upgrading Arkansas K-12 Broadband Smarter Spending for Smarter Students: Upgrading Arkansas K-12 Broadband December 2014 Executive Summary In August 2014, EducationSuperHighway partnered with Arkansas Office of the Governor and the Arkansas

More information

The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Information Technology. Strategic Plan 2011 2013

The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Information Technology. Strategic Plan 2011 2013 The University of Alabama at Birmingham Information Technology Strategic Plan 2011 2013 Table of Contents Message from the Vice President... 3 About UAB... 4 About UAB Information Technology Meeting needs

More information

BROADBAND ACCESS IN MICHIGAN

BROADBAND ACCESS IN MICHIGAN I BROADBAND ACCESS IN MICHIGAN Page 6 I. BROADBAND ACCESS IN MICHIGAN For Michigan to have a vibrant broadband and technology ecosystem, broadband networks must be widely available and continuously improving

More information

America W2i Digital. California Public Utilities Commission Telecommunications Division Jack Leutza, Director October 11, 2005

America W2i Digital. California Public Utilities Commission Telecommunications Division Jack Leutza, Director October 11, 2005 Presentation for North America W2i Digital Cities Convention (West) California Public Utilities Commission Telecommunications Division Jack Leutza, Director October 11, 2005 CPUC Regulatory Concerns in

More information

INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL SELF-RELIANCE NOVEMBER 2015. SandyNet Goes Gig: A Model for Anytown USA

INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL SELF-RELIANCE NOVEMBER 2015. SandyNet Goes Gig: A Model for Anytown USA INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL SELF-RELIANCE NOVEMBER 2015 SandyNet Goes Gig: A Model for Anytown USA A community wireless network in Oregon takes the leap to gigabit fiber. Fast Facts: Sandy, Oregon Population:

More information

New Jersey s State Broadband Program

New Jersey s State Broadband Program New Jersey s State Broadband Program April 24, 2013 Topics Overview of the State Broadband Program Definition of Broadband Importance of Broadband in Urban and Rural Areas Availability and where NJ Ranks

More information

EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES NEW BROADBAND RESOURCE AND 2015 AWARD WINNERS AT THIRD NYS BROADBAND SUMMIT

EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES NEW BROADBAND RESOURCE AND 2015 AWARD WINNERS AT THIRD NYS BROADBAND SUMMIT For Immediate Release: Monday, June 15, 2015 Contact: Chyresse L. Wells Chyresse.Wells@esd.ny.gov (800) 260-7313 EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES NEW BROADBAND RESOURCE AND 2015 AWARD WINNERS AT THIRD

More information

Network Essentials for Superintendents

Network Essentials for Superintendents Network Essentials for Superintendents Upgrade your network for digital learning UNDERSTAND. How can I improve my network? As a district leader, you can help most in the planning and implementation of

More information

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE 2125 RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON, DC 20515-6115

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE 2125 RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON, DC 20515-6115 FRED UPTON, MICHIGAN CHAIRMAN ONE HUNDRED FOURTEENTH CONGRESS Congress of the United States House of Representatives COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE 2125 RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON, DC 20515-6115

More information

Alaska Broadband Audit Report May 2015 Page 62

Alaska Broadband Audit Report May 2015 Page 62 RECOMMENDAT Alaska Broadband Audit Report May 2015 Page 62 E-RATE AND ALASKA EDUCATION As the Alaska School Broadband Audit and Needs Assessment Survey have shown, connecting schools to broadband in Alaska

More information

NORTH CAROLINA S RESPONSE TO THE REQUEST FOR COMMENT BY THE NTIA

NORTH CAROLINA S RESPONSE TO THE REQUEST FOR COMMENT BY THE NTIA NORTH CAROLINA S RESPONSE TO THE REQUEST FOR COMMENT BY THE NTIA The Consultation Process 1. Section 6206(c)(2) of the Act directs FirstNet to consult with regional, State, tribal, and local jurisdictions

More information

Summary of the E-rate Modernization Order

Summary of the E-rate Modernization Order Summary of the E-rate Modernization Order The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the E-rate Modernization Order on July 11, 2014 (http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-releases-e-rate-modernization-order).

More information

E-Rate Modernization

E-Rate Modernization E-Rate Modernization AN EXPLORATION OF CHANGES FROM THE FIRST ORDER OF E- RATE 2.0 (JULY 2014) Peter Drescher, Education Technology Coordinator Vermont State E-rate Coordinator Resources A few resources

More information

Broadband Defined. High-speed internet or communications access

Broadband Defined. High-speed internet or communications access Broadband Defined High-speed internet or communications access It provides: Higher transmission speeds Highest quality services: streaming media, VoIP, Interactive services, video (TV/cable), voice, data

More information

Broadband Opportunity Council Report and Recommendations

Broadband Opportunity Council Report and Recommendations Report and Recommendations Pursuant to the Presidential Memorandum on Expanding Broadband Deployment and Adoption by Addressing Regulatory Barriers and Encouraging Investment and Training August 20, 2015

More information

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/23/2015 and available online at http://federalregister.gov/a/2015-09527, and on FDsys.gov DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications

More information

RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE. Statement of Brandon McBride, Administrator

RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE. Statement of Brandon McBride, Administrator For release only by the House Committee on Appropriations RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE Statement of Brandon McBride, Administrator Before the subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration,

More information

MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF AND JOB CREATION ACT OF 2012 PUBLIC SAFETY FUNDING H.R. 3630

MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF AND JOB CREATION ACT OF 2012 PUBLIC SAFETY FUNDING H.R. 3630 MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF AND JOB CREATION ACT OF 2012 PUBLIC SAFETY FUNDING H.R. 3630 1 FUNDING NTIA BORROWING AUTHORITY Section 6207 of the Act grants NTIA borrowing authority not to exceed $2B to implement

More information

MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF AND JOB CREATION ACT OF 2012 TITLE VI PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM AUCTIONS

MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF AND JOB CREATION ACT OF 2012 TITLE VI PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM AUCTIONS MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF AND JOB CREATION ACT OF 2012 TITLE VI PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM AUCTIONS 1 MAKING GOOD ON AN OVERDUE PROMISE TO OUR NATION S FIRST RESPONDERS The

More information

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION. New NY Broadband Program

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION. New NY Broadband Program REQUEST FOR INFORMATION New NY Broadband Program New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a/ Empire State Development New York State Broadband Program Office 625 Broadway, 8th Floor Albany, NY

More information

AT&T Rural Broadband Coverage in North Carolina

AT&T Rural Broadband Coverage in North Carolina AT&T Rural Broadband Coverage in North Carolina AT&T Services, Inc. April 07, 2008 2007 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T and the AT&T logo are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property.

More information

Statement of Jonathan Adelstein Administrator, Rural Utilities Service USDA Rural Development Rural Utilities Service

Statement of Jonathan Adelstein Administrator, Rural Utilities Service USDA Rural Development Rural Utilities Service Statement of Jonathan Adelstein Administrator, Rural Utilities Service USDA Rural Development Rural Utilities Service Before the Committee on Small Business U.S. House of Representatives October 28, 2009

More information

Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by Jonathan Adelstein NARUC Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA

Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by Jonathan Adelstein NARUC Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by Jonathan Adelstein NARUC Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA Good morning. And thanks, President Coen, for that introduction! It is great to back with all of you at NARUC s Annual

More information

Northwest RPC Sector Summary

Northwest RPC Sector Summary Public Safety: Number of Participants- 5 Q5: Key uses of internet: receiving updates; finding contact info; getting tools and equipment; news; advertisement; computer aided Dispatch Maintenance/ issue;

More information

2013 San Diego & Imperial Valley Regional Economic Development Forum

2013 San Diego & Imperial Valley Regional Economic Development Forum 2013 San Diego & Imperial Valley Regional Economic Development Forum THE REPORT The Forum San Diego Regional EDC and 30 partners hosted the San Diego and Imperial Valley Regional Economic Development Forum

More information

creating the oakland municipal ultra high-speed communications and internet service SIEGEL

creating the oakland municipal ultra high-speed communications and internet service SIEGEL creating the oakland municipal ultra high-speed communications and internet service WWW.FOROAKLAND.ORG 510.839.1200 INFO@FOROAKLAND.ORG creating the oakland municipal ultra high-speed communications and

More information

Enterprise Asset Management Customer Utility Board Charter

Enterprise Asset Management Customer Utility Board Charter Customer Utility Board Charter Executive Summary: The Customer Utility Board (CUB) exists to provide DAS customers with a meaningful voice in the cost, type, quality, and quantity of utility services delivered.

More information

ConnectED: President Obama s Plan for Connecting All Schools to the Digital Age

ConnectED: President Obama s Plan for Connecting All Schools to the Digital Age THE WHITE HOUSE ConnectED: President Obama s Plan for Connecting All Schools to the Digital Age Driven by new digital technologies, the future of learning is increasingly interactive, individualized, and

More information

Business Broadband Improvement Districts Application for Assistance VTA2013-138

Business Broadband Improvement Districts Application for Assistance VTA2013-138 Business Broadband Improvement Districts Application for Assistance VTA2013-138 Vermont Telecommunications Authority 100 State Street Suite 342 Montpelier, VT 05620-3205 info@telecomvt.org Tel. 802.828.1788

More information

MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF AND JOB CREATION ACT OF 2012

MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF AND JOB CREATION ACT OF 2012 MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF AND JOB CREATION ACT OF 2012 TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD FOR FIRST RESPONDER INTEROPERABILITY PUBLIC WORKSHOP Anna M. Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information

More information

Before the Federal Communications Commission Washington, D.C. 20554

Before the Federal Communications Commission Washington, D.C. 20554 Before the Federal Communications Commission Washington, D.C. 20554 In the Matter of ) ) Model City for Demonstrating and ) Evaluating Advanced Sharing ) ET Docket No. 14-99 Technologies ) ) COMMENTS OF

More information

[STAFF WORKING DRAFT]

[STAFF WORKING DRAFT] S:\LEGCNSL\LEXA\DOR\OI\PARTIAL\CyberWD..xml [STAFF WORKING DRAFT] JULY, 0 SECTION. TABLE OF CONTENTS. The table of contents of this Act is as follows: Sec.. Table of contents. Sec.. Definitions. TITLE

More information

Kelly Cameron +1(301) 768-7263 kcameron@camerontelecomlaw.com +216 95 320 650. 26 janvier 2015

Kelly Cameron +1(301) 768-7263 kcameron@camerontelecomlaw.com +216 95 320 650. 26 janvier 2015 TUNISIA BUSINESS REFORM AND COMPETITIVENESS PROJECT Workshop sur le Service Universel L Expérience Américaine Kelly Cameron +1(301) 768-7263 kcameron@camerontelecomlaw.com +216 95 320 650 26 janvier 2015

More information

Connecting America s Students: Opportunities for Action. An Analysis of E-rate Spending Offers Key Insights for Expanding Educational Opportunity

Connecting America s Students: Opportunities for Action. An Analysis of E-rate Spending Offers Key Insights for Expanding Educational Opportunity Connecting America s Students: Opportunities for Action An Analysis of E-rate Spending Offers Key Insights for Expanding Educational Opportunity April, 2014 Table of Contents Introduction... 3 The Need

More information

*HB0380S03* H.B. 380 3rd Sub. (Cherry) LEGISLATIVE GENERAL COUNSEL Approved for Filing: C.J. Dupont 03-09-16 7:25 PM

*HB0380S03* H.B. 380 3rd Sub. (Cherry) LEGISLATIVE GENERAL COUNSEL Approved for Filing: C.J. Dupont 03-09-16 7:25 PM LEGISLATIVE GENERAL COUNSEL Approved for Filing: C.J. Dupont 03-09-16 7:25 PM H.B. 380 3rd Sub. (Cherry) Senator Kevin T. Van Tassell proposes the following substitute bill: 1 UTAH COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY

More information

Before the Federal Communications Commission Washington, D.C. 20554

Before the Federal Communications Commission Washington, D.C. 20554 Before the Federal Communications Commission Washington, D.C. 20554 ) In the Matter of ) ) Modernizing the E-Rate ) WC Docket No. 13-184 Program for Schools and Libraries ) ) Reply Comments of the New

More information

TEXAS HOMELAND SECURITY STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-2020: PRIORITY ACTIONS

TEXAS HOMELAND SECURITY STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-2020: PRIORITY ACTIONS TEXAS HOMELAND SECURITY STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-2020: PRIORITY ACTIONS INTRODUCTION The purpose of this document is to list the aligned with each in the Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (THSSP).

More information

A Road Map to Digital Leadership

A Road Map to Digital Leadership DIGITAL STRATEGY A Road Map to Digital Leadership Executive Summary Enhance. Expand. Empower. Vision, Mission and Values Vision By 2024, Eastern Ontario will be recognized as one of the world s most digitally

More information

Paloma Costa: Linda Oliver:

Paloma Costa: Linda Oliver: Paloma Costa: Welcome to our first Healthcare Connect Fund webinar. Our presenters are Linda Oliver and Chin Yu from the FCC who will be providing an overview of the new program. Linda Oliver: This is

More information

APPLICATION GUIDE CONNECTING BRITISH COLUMBIA PROGRAM

APPLICATION GUIDE CONNECTING BRITISH COLUMBIA PROGRAM APPLICATION GUIDE CONNECTING BRITISH COLUMBIA PROGRAM About the Province-wide Program Introduction The Connecting British Columbia Program is a province-wide program administered by Northern Development

More information

E-Rate in FY 2015 and Beyond Under the E-Rate Modernization Order

E-Rate in FY 2015 and Beyond Under the E-Rate Modernization Order E-Rate in FY 2015 and Beyond Under the E-Rate Modernization Order Fall E-Rate Training 2014 Presented by E-Rate www.e-ratecentral.com 2014 E-Rate 1 Agenda Introduction to the E-rate modernization Order

More information

Arent Fox Telecommunications

Arent Fox Telecommunications Arent Fox Telecommunications Public Safety, Homeland Security and Defense Update September 2009 Vol. II The Arent Fox Telecommunications Group has a dedicated practice area focused on issues related to

More information

The Open Government Partnership. Announcing New Open Government Initiatives

The Open Government Partnership. Announcing New Open Government Initiatives The Open Government Partnership Announcing New Open Government Initiatives as part of the Second Open Government National Action Plan for the United States of America September 2014 i New U.S. National

More information

Broadband Project Frequently Asked Questions

Broadband Project Frequently Asked Questions Broadband Project Frequently Asked Questions What is the history of the Nelson County broadband project? Nelson County completed its research and planning for this project, with the assistance of the Virginia

More information

How Cybersecurity Initiatives May Impact Operators. Ross A. Buntrock, Partner ross.buntrock@agg.com 202.669.0495

How Cybersecurity Initiatives May Impact Operators. Ross A. Buntrock, Partner ross.buntrock@agg.com 202.669.0495 How Cybersecurity Initiatives May Impact Operators Ross A. Buntrock, Partner ross.buntrock@agg.com 202.669.0495 Agenda! Rise in Data Breaches! Effects of Increase in Cybersecurity Threats! Cybersecurity

More information

Privacy and Security in Healthcare

Privacy and Security in Healthcare 5 th 5 th th National HIPAA Summit National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace Privacy and Security in Healthcare October 31, 2002 Andy Purdy Senior Advisor, IT Security and Privacy The President s Critical

More information

The 2014-15 Budget: An Analysis of Local Libraries Internet Speeds

The 2014-15 Budget: An Analysis of Local Libraries Internet Speeds The 2014-15 Budget: An Analysis of Local Libraries Internet Speeds MAC TAYLOR LEGISLATIVE ANALYST MARCH 27, 2014 Executive Summary Governor s Proposal. The Governor proposes to spend $3.3 million from

More information

CML s 91 st Annual Conference June 18 21, 2013 Vail, Colorado. Why Municipal Broadband? 6/21/2013

CML s 91 st Annual Conference June 18 21, 2013 Vail, Colorado. Why Municipal Broadband? 6/21/2013 BROADBAND AND EMERGING TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES June 20, 2013 CML s 91 st Annual Conference June 18 21, 2013 Vail, Colorado Ken Fellman, Esq. Kissinger & Fellman, P.C. 3773 Cherry Creek N. Drive, Suite

More information

Please find attached the comments of ITI in the Broadband Opportunity Council Notice and Request for Comment.

Please find attached the comments of ITI in the Broadband Opportunity Council Notice and Request for Comment. From: To: Subject: Date: Attachments: Jesaitis, Vince BOCrfc2015 Broadband Opportunity Council Wednesday, June 10, 2015 4:11:49 PM NTIA_RUS_BBCouncil_10June2015.pdf Please find attached the comments of

More information

REPORT TO CONGRESS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FY 2003 INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM

REPORT TO CONGRESS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FY 2003 INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM REPORT TO CONGRESS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FY 2003 INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM Department of Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness & Response Directorate May 2003 Table

More information

e-solutions Outreach and Preparation Manual

e-solutions Outreach and Preparation Manual November 2011 e-solutions Outreach and Preparation Manual Prepared for: Office of Broadband Outreach and Development Commonwealth of Kentucky Strategic Networks Group, Inc www.sngroup.com 1.888.815.276-1.202.683.6784

More information

ADVANCED DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS OFFICE OF ELECTRICITY DELIVERY & ENERGY RELIABILITY SMART GRID R&D

ADVANCED DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS OFFICE OF ELECTRICITY DELIVERY & ENERGY RELIABILITY SMART GRID R&D ADVANCED DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS OFFICE OF ELECTRICITY DELIVERY & ENERGY RELIABILITY SMART GRID R&D Eric Lightner Director Federal Smart Grid Task Force July 2015 2 OE Mission The Office of Electricity

More information

7. Broadband Community Profiles Winters

7. Broadband Community Profiles Winters 7. Broadband Community Profiles Winters! A. Residential Two primary providers serve the Winters residential broadband market, AT&T of California and Wave Broadband. Fixed wireless providers also have coverage

More information

Statement of USDA Rural Utilities Service Administrator Brandon McBride Before the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs April 27, 2016

Statement of USDA Rural Utilities Service Administrator Brandon McBride Before the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs April 27, 2016 Statement of USDA Rural Utilities Service Administrator Brandon McBride Before the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs April 27, 2016 Chairman Barrasso, Vice Chairman Tester and Members of

More information

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/27/us usa rural young idusbre93q0av20130427

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/27/us usa rural young idusbre93q0av20130427 March 12, 2014 Diane Stoddard Assistant City Manager City of Lawrence 6 E 6th Street Lawrence, KS 66044 Re: Possible Partnership for Deployment of FTTH RFI 1400 Dear Ms. Stoddard: Free State Broadband

More information

Preparing for CAF Phase II and Tribal Mobility Funding Opportunities

Preparing for CAF Phase II and Tribal Mobility Funding Opportunities Preparing for CAF Phase II and Tribal Mobility Funding Opportunities July 31, 2013 Doug Eidahl VP of Consulting, Vantage Point Solutions 2211 N. Minnesota St. Mitchell, SD 57301 (605) 995-1777 FAX: (605)

More information

Newest Developments at the Michigan Energy Office. October 20, 2015

Newest Developments at the Michigan Energy Office. October 20, 2015 Newest Developments at the Michigan Energy Office October 20, 2015 Who We Are The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) is a federally-designated state agency that provides technical and funding assistance to public

More information

BROADBAND DATA SERVICES IMPROVEMENT

BROADBAND DATA SERVICES IMPROVEMENT BROADBAND DATA SERVICES IMPROVEMENT VerDate Aug 31 2005 10:33 Nov 20, 2008 Jkt 079139 PO 00385 Frm 00001 Fmt 6579 Sfmt 6579 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL385.110 APPS06 PsN: PUBL385 122 STAT. 4096 PUBLIC LAW 110 385 OCT.

More information

PUBLIC SAFETY BROADBAND WIRELESS NETWORK

PUBLIC SAFETY BROADBAND WIRELESS NETWORK PUBLIC SAFETY BROADBAND WIRELESS NETWORK First Responder Network Authority FirstNet North Carolina Team North Carolina Department of Public Safety Office of State CIO North Carolina Department of Commerce

More information

Rural Utilities Service Status of Broadband Initiatives Program As of 8/26/13

Rural Utilities Service Status of Broadband Initiatives Program As of 8/26/13 Introduction Rural Utilities Service Status of Broadband Initiatives Program As of 8/26/13 The Department of Agriculture s broadband goal is to increase the number of rural Americans with access to robust

More information

Report of the Telecommunications Study Committee to the 2015 Kansas Legislature

Report of the Telecommunications Study Committee to the 2015 Kansas Legislature TELECOMMUNICATIONS STUDY COMMITTEE Report of the Telecommunications Study Committee to the 2015 Kansas Legislature CO-CHAIRPERSON: Senator Mike Petersen CO-CHAIRPERSON: Representative Joe Seiwert OTHER

More information

MEMORANDUM THE FCC S 2015 OPEN INTERNET ORDER AND IMPLICATIONS FOR BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS SERVICE PROVIDERS SAMPLE

MEMORANDUM THE FCC S 2015 OPEN INTERNET ORDER AND IMPLICATIONS FOR BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS SERVICE PROVIDERS SAMPLE MEMORANDUM THE FCC S 2015 OPEN INTERNET ORDER AND IMPLICATIONS FOR BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS SERVICE PROVIDERS Introduction On March 12, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission ( FCC or Commission

More information

E-Rate in FY 2016 and Beyond Under the E-Rate Modernization Orders

E-Rate in FY 2016 and Beyond Under the E-Rate Modernization Orders E-Rate in FY 2016 and Beyond Under the E-Rate Modernization Orders Idaho Broadband Access Study Committee July 21, 2015 Presented by E-Rate www.e-ratecentral.com Overview Largest federal technology funding

More information

Louisiana Believes: Louisiana s Technology Footprint

Louisiana Believes: Louisiana s Technology Footprint July 2012 Issue 1 Louisiana Believes: Louisiana s Technology Footprint Technology Readiness Assessment to Prepare for 2014-15 District Technology Checklist q Determine the current technology readiness

More information

WICKED BROADBAND REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) Ultra-High Speed Common Carriage Fiber Network Wicked Broadband Project No: 20140124-01

WICKED BROADBAND REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) Ultra-High Speed Common Carriage Fiber Network Wicked Broadband Project No: 20140124-01 WICKED BROADBAND REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) RFI Description: Contacts: Ultra-High Speed Common Carriage Fiber Network Wicked Broadband Project No: 20140124-01 Joshua Montgomery, Project Coordinator

More information

WORKFORCE ACCELERATOR FUND. Request for Applications. April 23, 2014

WORKFORCE ACCELERATOR FUND. Request for Applications. April 23, 2014 WORKFORCE ACCELERATOR FUND Request for Applications April 23, 2014 The State Board is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

More information

NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY

NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY JANUARY 2012 Table of Contents Executive Summary 1 Introduction 2 Our Strategic Goals 2 Our Strategic Approach 3 The Path Forward 5 Conclusion 6 Executive

More information

Speed Matters: High Speed Internet for All

Speed Matters: High Speed Internet for All Speed Matters: High Speed Internet for All Communications Workers of America www.speedmatters.org The emergence of a new communications system one based on high speed interactive networks designed for

More information

Service Alberta BUSINESS PLAN 2009-12 ACCOUNTABILITY STATEMENT THE MINISTRY

Service Alberta BUSINESS PLAN 2009-12 ACCOUNTABILITY STATEMENT THE MINISTRY Service Alberta BUSINESS PLAN 2009-12 ACCOUNTABILITY STATEMENT The business plan for the three years commencing April 1, 2009 was prepared under my direction in accordance with the Government Accountability

More information

MARYLAND. Cyber Security White Paper. Defining the Role of State Government to Secure Maryland s Cyber Infrastructure.

MARYLAND. Cyber Security White Paper. Defining the Role of State Government to Secure Maryland s Cyber Infrastructure. MARYLAND Cyber Security White Paper Defining the Role of State Government to Secure Maryland s Cyber Infrastructure November 1, 2006 Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., Governor Michael S. Steele, Lt. Governor Message

More information

FCC/USDA Rural Broadband Educational Workshop Phoenix, AZ November 20, 2008

FCC/USDA Rural Broadband Educational Workshop Phoenix, AZ November 20, 2008 FCC/USDA Rural Broadband Educational Workshop Phoenix, AZ November 20, 2008 Rural Development 1400 Independence Ave. Washington, DC 20250 www.usda.gov/rus/telecom Presenter: Mary Campanola Outreach Coordinator

More information

Getting Broadband. FCC Consumer Facts. What Is Broadband?

Getting Broadband. FCC Consumer Facts. What Is Broadband? Getting Broadband FCC Consumer Facts What Is Broadband? Broadband or high-speed Internet access allows users to access the Internet and Internetrelated services at significantly higher speeds than those

More information

Homeland Security and Technology Education

Homeland Security and Technology Education Homeland Security and Technology Education A White Paper written for ITEA by Rick Rios and Teena Calkin Anchorage School District 2007 Homeland Security and Technology Education The Alaska Department of

More information

Smart Grid, Smart Broadband, Smart Infrastructure

Smart Grid, Smart Broadband, Smart Infrastructure AP PHOTO/TOBY TALBOT Smart Grid, Smart Broadband, Smart Infrastructure Melding Federal Stimulus Programs to Ensure More Bang for the Buck Peter Swire April 2009 WWW.AMERICANPROGRESS.ORG Smart Grid, Smart

More information