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Wireless Washtenaw Pre-Proposal Conference December 14, 2005
Agenda <ul><li>I.  Welcome- David Behen, Director Information Technology  </li></ul><ul><li>II. Why Partner with Washtenaw...
Why Partner with Washtenaw? <ul><li>Washtenaw is a leader in “innovation” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of SPARK </li>...
The Vision
Wireless Washtenaw   Objectives To provide citizens and visitors a pleasant, seamless wireless Internet experience. “ Wire...
Collaborators
State Legislation <ul><li>House Bill 5237  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Signed Nov 21, 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Section 25...
Key Milestones <ul><li>Master Participation Agreement –Dec/Jan </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot applications received </li></ul><ul...
Market Research <ul><li>Over 3500 survey responses received through mailing, online surveys and community events. </li></u...
2006 Timelines <ul><li>MPA Due – January  2006 </li></ul><ul><li>RFP Due – January 17 th , 2006 by 3:00 p.m. EST </li></ul...
Contact Information <ul><li>Contacts:   David Behen </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li...
Q & A
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  1. 1. Wireless Washtenaw Pre-Proposal Conference December 14, 2005
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>I.  Welcome- David Behen, Director Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>II. Why Partner with Washtenaw County? </li></ul><ul><li>III. Wireless Washtenaw Project Update- James McFarlane, Project Manager </li></ul><ul><li>IV. Q & A- Uma Harithsa, Manager of Applied Technology </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Partner with Washtenaw? <ul><li>Washtenaw is a leader in “innovation” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of SPARK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhances our reputation as a high-tech, innovative community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishing a network infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USA Today Technology Article </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wireless Washtenaw 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Streamlined access to assets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Core anchor tenants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing/Advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration is Key </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration makes possible significant community impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government, education and business </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Public/Private Partnership is Critical </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Vision
  5. 5. Wireless Washtenaw Objectives To provide citizens and visitors a pleasant, seamless wireless Internet experience. “ Wireless high speed internet access for Washtenaw County equally available in urban, suburban and rural settings in 2007.” To provide a blend of “free” and “for fee” services. To serve as a model for other communities. To be a model of cooperation and collaboration between government, business and education To support economic development and improve the quality of life in Washtenaw County.
  6. 6. Collaborators
  7. 7. State Legislation <ul><li>House Bill 5237 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Signed Nov 21, 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Section 252(4): A public entity shall not establish a board or other entity for the purpose of providing regulation of a provider of services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Impact on Wireless Washtenaw </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Washtenaw County holds contracts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stakeholder Board will make project recommendations </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Key Milestones <ul><li>Master Participation Agreement –Dec/Jan </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot applications received </li></ul><ul><ul><li>City of Ann Arbor; City of Ypsilanti (with Eastern Michigan University); Salem Township; Southwestern Washtenaw Council of Governments; Superior Township; Village of Dexter; Washtenaw County </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Market Research <ul><li>Over 3500 survey responses received through mailing, online surveys and community events. </li></ul><ul><li>Results are favorable </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>96% willing to use a wireless network </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50% already possess wireless equipment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>76% expressed a willingness to pay for premium service if the packages are acceptable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>38% currently use dial up </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 2006 Timelines <ul><li>MPA Due – January 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>RFP Due – January 17 th , 2006 by 3:00 p.m. EST </li></ul><ul><li>RFP Evaluation – January/February </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of Provider(s) – March 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot Deployment – April through June 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot Evaluation – June 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Contract Awarded – July 2006 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Contact Information <ul><li>Contacts: David Behen </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Washtenaw County </li></ul><ul><li>734-222-6512 </li></ul><ul><li>Project Managers: </li></ul><ul><li>James McFarlane </li></ul><ul><li>Washtenaw County IT </li></ul><ul><li>734-222-6587 </li></ul><ul><li>Uma Harithsa </li></ul><ul><li>Washtenaw County IT </li></ul><ul><li>734-222-3578 </li></ul><ul><li>http://wireless.ewashtenaw.org </li></ul>
  12. 12. Q & A
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