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Florida Broadband Plan - Using broadband infrastructure to promote jobs creation, workforce development and entrepreneurship education through the building of social entrepreneurship and asset-based community development modalities.

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  • 1. Leveraging Stimulus Funding for Florida Job Creation, Increased Digital Access, Inclusion and Literacy and Self-Sustaining Communities through Broadband Deployment Proprietary and Confidential State of Florida
  • 2. Agenda
    • Basic Pillars
    • Purpose of Broadband Stimulus Funding
    • Opportunity for Community Colleges & CWA
    • Partnerships & Strategic Alliances
    • Fiber & WiMAX – Available Assets
    • Initial Steps
    Proprietary and Confidential
  • 3. Basic Pillars
    • Workforce Development
    • Education
    • Asset-Based Community Economic Development
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Digital Access, Inclusion & Literacy
    • E-Community Outreach, Education & Teams
    Proprietary and Confidential
  • 4. The Broadband Stimulus and…
    • Asset-Based Community Development - is a methodology that seeks to uncover and highlight the strengths within communities as a means for sustainable development. The basic tenet is that a capacities-focused approach is more likely to empower the community and therefore mobilize citizens to create positive and meaningful change from within.
    • Social Entrepreneurship - Social enterprises are for ‘more-than-profit,’ using blended value business models that combine a revenue-generating business with a social-value-generating structure or component. A social entrepreneur in the 21st century will redefine entrepreneurship as we know it due to their progressive business models.
    By incorporating these two components into a viable State (and national) broadband plan we can fully exploit the synergies available surrounding Community, Education, Workforce Development and the Environment using broadband infrastructure.
  • 5. Purpose of Broadband Stimulus Funding
    • Preserve and create jobs, promote national economic recovery, and assist those most impacted by the recession
    • Create an efficient, systemic, large-scale and sustainable transformation of public education, workforce development, and health care service through efficient delivery systems
    • Demonstrate leadership in diversity and the provision of equitable economic opportunity for all citizens, including the underprivileged, underserved, and un-served
    • Deploy a state wide wireless broadband infrastructure from which portion of revenues will directly flow back to the aforementioned programs
    Proprietary and Confidential
  • 6. Opportunity for Florida Community Colleges & Communications Workers of America (CWA)
    • Increased opportunities for employer and emerging industry sector engagement, through which businesses can obtain services related to human capital acquisition and management
    • Catalyst for student advancement through innovative education, skills mastery, labor exchange, and job creation
    • New and diverse revenue streams (e.g. broadening of CCs/CWAs professional development offerings)
    Proprietary and Confidential
  • 7. Partners & Strategic Alliances
    • Funding
    • BTOP/BIP (Broadband Stimulus)
    • E-Rate (FCC)
    • Dept. of Labor ETA (WIRED)
    • Private Sector Best Buy (Children’s Foundation @15 Program) Comcast, Clearwire (2.5 GHz EBS) GE, GridNet, FPL (Smart Grid, Smart Meters, TOD Scheduling, Load Demand Control, etc. AirSpan, SBA Intel Knight Center for Digital Excellence
    • Alliances & Potential Grant Applicants
    • CWA / Community Colleges
    • Connect Florida (FLDMS)
    • K-12, Universities
    • Florida Hospital Association
    • Florida Library Association
    • Florida RACEC
    • ADE & One-Economy
    • Enterprise Florida (S.T.E.M. Education)
    • FL2i, iCoast
    • FPL FiberNet & FL Lambda Rail
    • 2.5GHz EBS Licensees/Lessees
    • 3.65GHz Operators
    • First Round Funding Recipients
    • Newspapers
    • E-Communities
    • County Governments
    Proprietary and Confidential
  • 8. Florida Fiber Backbone (not including city/county rings) FPL FiberNet Florida Lambda Rail Proprietary and Confidential
  • 9. What is WiMAX? Ubiquitous High Speed Internet Access, VoIP, VPNs, Video Proprietary and Confidential
  • 10. Florida Existing/Potential Coverage (WiMAX) 2.5GHz EBS (2500 – 2690MHz) 3.65GHz Operators (3650 -3700MHz) Proprietary and Confidential
  • 11. More About the 2.5GHz EBS
    • 1960’s – 1970’s - Originally assigned to state government agencies, state universities and university systems, public community and technical colleges, private universities and colleges, public elementary and secondary school districts, private schools (including Catholic school systems in a number of large metropolitan areas), public television and radio stations, hospitals and hospital associations, and private, non-profit educational entities
    • 2004 - FCC changed the rules surrounding this spectrum real estate (went from swamp land to ocean front property)
    • 2009 – Clearwire has acquired lease rights to 85+ percent of this spectrum covering most major MSA’s
    • E.G. - FAU’s Lease (Clearwire) is $173 Million over 30 Years covering all of Palm Beach & Broward counties.
    • Ironically, all the above mentioned 2.5GHz EBS non-profit license holders qualify for BTOP/BIP funding but now have to go through Clearwire to deploy their spectrum assets
    • Key is to utilize this asset while maintaining Clearwire (or Comcast) ARPU
    • Concurrent build out of both the 2.5GHz EBS and 3.65GHz band provides for state wide, self-sustaining, ubiquitous wireless network
    Proprietary and Confidential
  • 12. What WiMAX Will Become (2-5 Years)
    • WiMAX will become a cost-effective standards for a collection of technologies which can be deployed today that will directly benefit workforce development, education, the environment and socio-economic issues that plague our local communities and governments daily in today's economy.
    • The introduction of WiMAX technologies will act as a catalyst and pioneer these types of programs and services that will ultimately benefit our communities and drive participation by the large incumbents as newer technologies are introduced in the marketplace.
    • As the FCC is charged with providing a national broadband plan to Congress and the Obama Administration by February, 2010 (4 months) our new FCC Chair, Julius Genachowski should to take a look at what the State of Florida is introducing in this forward thinking model and provide incentives for the large incumbents and smaller operators to participate.
    Proprietary and Confidential
  • 13. Multiple WiMAX SLA’s
    • Bundled fixed, nomadic and mobile internet access and communications
    • Virtual Private Networks (Community)
    • Ubiquitous Household Accounts (6MB/2MB)
    • Business (PTP) @ 100MbPS – 1GbPS
    • Services ALL Metro, Urban, Suburban AND Rural Markets
    • Core Infrastructure for Smart Grid
    • Nominal core infrastructure cost billed through municipal utilities (e.g. $9.95/month/account)
    Proprietary and Confidential
  • 14. Beneficiaries & Anchor Tenants
    • Direct Beneficiaries
    • School Systems, IHE’s, Libraries
    • Digital Access, Inclusion & Literacy
    • Community Organizations and other qualifying Non-Profits
    • Job-Seekers
    • Health Care
    • Community Redevelopment
    • Anchor/Network Tenants
    • Community Colleges/CWA
    • Municipalities/Cities
    • Public Safety/First Responders
    • Workforce Boards – One-Stop Career Centers
    • Energy
    • Newspapers
    • Hospitals, Health Care
    • Employers
    • Event Venues
    • Businesses
    • Communities
    • Households
    Proprietary and Confidential
  • 15. Broadband Infrastructure
    • RF/Engineering Studies
    • Topography Studies, Base Station/Tower Locations, Fiber
    • Performed by Tier One Operator(s)
    • Business Model and Revenue Projections
    • Letter of Intent for AirSpan, Best Buy, Intel, GE
    • Grant Writing & Engineering Services and establishing 3.65GHz Footprint
    Proprietary and Confidential
  • 16. Initial Steps
    • FLDMS begin dialogue with Comcast (or Clearwire)
    • FLDMS Initiate Public Education Component for E-Community Programs using FL2i Social Networking Platform
    • FLDMS to contact FCC E-Rate and DOL ETA WIRED
    • FLDMS to coordinate 2 nd Round Broadband Stimulus Funding to include:
      • Infrastructure
      • Public Computer Centers
      • Vulnerable Population (DAIL)
      • Sustainable Adoption
    • FLDMS to coordinate deployment model with FPL FiberNet and Florida Lambda Rail
    Proprietary and Confidential
  • 17. In the News…
    • Here's the new FCC Chairman making the big announcement that the FCC will support the wireless industry by making more spectrum available and a tower siting shot clock - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdDcBD3FHHI
    • Comcast Reselling Clearwire WiMAX - http://moconews.net/article/419-time-warner-to-start-selling-clearwires-wimax-service-dec.-1/
  • 18. Contact Info
    • Brad Bowman
    • Founder – AccessDelray.org
    • 561.400.1194
    • [email_address]
    • Blog – GovTech.com – Broadband Nation http://www.digitalcommunitiesblogs.com/broadband_nation/