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    • Wireless Washtenaw Pre-Proposal Conference December 14, 2005
    • Agenda
      • I.  Welcome- David Behen, Director Information Technology
      • II. Why Partner with Washtenaw County?
      • III. Wireless Washtenaw Project Update- James McFarlane, Project Manager
      • IV. Q & A- Uma Harithsa, Manager of Applied Technology
    • Why Partner with Washtenaw?
      • Washtenaw is a leader in “innovation”
        • Development of SPARK
        • Enhances our reputation as a high-tech, innovative community
        • Establishing a network infrastructure
        • USA Today Technology Article
      • Wireless Washtenaw 2007
        • Streamlined access to assets
        • Core anchor tenants
        • Marketing/Advertising
      • Collaboration is Key
        • Collaboration makes possible significant community impact
        • Government, education and business
      • A Public/Private Partnership is Critical
    • The Vision
    • 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.
    • Collaborators
    • State Legislation
      • House Bill 5237
        • Signed Nov 21, 2005
        • 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
      • Impact on Wireless Washtenaw
        • Washtenaw County holds contracts
        • Stakeholder Board will make project recommendations
    • Key Milestones
      • Master Participation Agreement –Dec/Jan
      • Pilot applications received
        • 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
    • Market Research
      • Over 3500 survey responses received through mailing, online surveys and community events.
      • Results are favorable
          • 96% willing to use a wireless network
          • 50% already possess wireless equipment
          • 76% expressed a willingness to pay for premium service if the packages are acceptable
          • 38% currently use dial up
    • 2006 Timelines
      • MPA Due – January 2006
      • RFP Due – January 17 th , 2006 by 3:00 p.m. EST
      • RFP Evaluation – January/February
      • Selection of Provider(s) – March 2006
      • Pilot Deployment – April through June 2006
      • Pilot Evaluation – June 2006
      • Contract Awarded – July 2006
    • Contact Information
      • Contacts: David Behen
      • Director of Information Technology
      • Washtenaw County
      • 734-222-6512
      • Project Managers:
      • James McFarlane
      • Washtenaw County IT
      • 734-222-6587
      • Uma Harithsa
      • Washtenaw County IT
      • 734-222-3578
      • http://wireless.ewashtenaw.org
    • Q & A