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Don Gray, telecommunications analyst for the Nebraska Public Service Commission provides an overview of the state's broadband map and discuss how data was collected and processed and how it can be ...

Don Gray, telecommunications analyst for the Nebraska Public Service Commission provides an overview of the state's broadband map and discuss how data was collected and processed and how it can be used.

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  • 3/17/2011

What's under the cover   20111019 What's under the cover 20111019 Presentation Transcript

  • Broadband Webinar Series
  • October 19, 2011
    • Nebraska’s Broadband Map – What’s Under the Cover?
    • Don Gray
    • Nebraska Public Service Commission
  • History
    • Fall of 2008 –
      • Congress enacts the Broadband Data Improvement Act (BDIA)
      • Intent is to provide funding to eligible entities in each state for mapping broadband and to support planning activities
      • Funding was not appropriated with enactment of the BDIA
    10/21/11
  • History continued
    • February 2009 –
      • Congress enacts the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA - the Stimulus Bill)
      • Appropriates $350 million to fund the BDIA for five years
    10/21/11
  • History continued
      • February 2009 – continued
        • $7.4 billion was appropriated to fund grants/loans for broadband infrastructure projects funded through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) (Dept. of Commerce) and Rural Utilities Service (RUS) (Dept. of Agriculture)
    10/21/11
  • History continued
    • Fall 2009 –
      • The State designee’s were notified by the NTIA that the original grant program of five years was to be reduced to a two year grant with the possibility of three additional years of funding at a later date.
    10/21/11
  • History continued
    • January 2010 -
      • NTIA awarded Nebraska Public Service Commission (NPSC) a grant of $2.1 million for years 1 and 2
        • $1.6 million for the Mapping Project and
        • $0.5 million for the Planning Project
    10/21/11
  • History continued
    • May 2010 –
      • NTIA notified Grantees that they were now prepared to entertain supplemental application requests for years 3 - 5 of the original grant period authorized by Congress
      • The NPSC and the Planning Team had 30 days to prepare the supplemental grant proposal
    10/21/11
  • History continued
    • September 2010 –
      • NPSC notified by the NTIA that Nebraska had been awarded a supplemental grant of approximately $3.5 million for years 3-5
        • $1.5 million for continuation of the Mapping effort and
        • $2.0 million for the Planning effort
    10/21/11
  • History continued
    • September 2010 – continued
      • Revised budget for the supplemental grant submitted on February 21, 2011
      • NTIA approved supplemental grant September 18, 2011
    10/21/11
  • Mapping Project Components
    • Identify Internet Service Providers (ISP’s)
    • Data Collection
    • Data Processing
    • Data Transfer
    • Mapping
    10/21/11
  • Identify Providers
    • Initial list of potential providers (Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 477 List, Nebraska Certificated telephone companies, and Commission Communications Provider Registry)
      • Remove duplicates due to multiple “doing business as” (DBA’s)
      • Remove companies no longer in business
      • Remove ISP’s that do not meet NTIA definition of broadband (1.5 mb/768 kb)
    • Develop Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
    • Invite initial list of ISP’s to participate
    10/21/11
  • Identify Providers continued
    • Response of Initial List of ISPs
      • Participate
      • Refuse
      • No Response
    • Challenges
      • Multiple Business/Company names and DBA’s
      • No ability to compel data from providers or in a uniform format (voluntary participation)
    10/21/11
  • Data Collection
    • Develop method of Data Collection
      • Large cross section of providers
        • National companies to local one person operations
        • Multiple modalities (DSL, Cable, FTC, FTP, Wireless (mobile, fixed)
        • Multiple data formats
        • Varying levels of detail provided
    10/21/11
  • Data Collection continued
    • NTIA Requirements continues to evolve resulting in changes in data requested of ISP
    • New business rules each collection cycle (allowed values, default values, formats)
    10/21/11
  • 10/21/11
  • Data Collection continued
    • NPSC developed Excel based Data Input Model (DIM)
      • Data collected based upon
        • Unique provider identification using Federal Registration Number (FRN)
        • Type of provider
        • Modality
      • User is guided through data entry
    10/21/11
  • Data Collection continued
    • Data Input Model continued
      • Pull Downs and Business Rules help maintain integrity of data
      • Data can be manually entered one record at a time or imported in “batch” mode
      • Data exported for submittal to NPSC via secure web site
    10/21/11
  • Data Collection continued
    • Data Entered via the DIM (per provider, per modality)
      • Service Address
      • Census Block
      • Road Segment
      • Wireless
      • Wireless Antenna
      • Middle Mile
      • Last Mile
      • Service Overview – wireline
      • Service Overview – wireless
      • Community Anchor Institutions
    10/21/11
  • Data Processing
    • Each data package reviewed to verify compliance w/NTIA Data Model
    • Data packages processed to produce an ArcReader “project”
    • Provides visual tool for ISP to review how data will be displayed on State map
    • ISP agrees with representation or submits corrections to data
    • Data packages aggregated to create the data package for submittal to NTIA and the data behind the State map
    10/21/11
  • Data Processing continued
    • Data currently collected every six months
      • ISP data as of June 30
      • ISP data as of December 31
    • Submitted to NTIA ~ 90 days after collection
      • September 30
      • March 30
    10/21/11
  • Data Processing continued
    • State map updated when data submitted to NTIA and accepted
    • National map is updated ~ six months after data submittal
    • December 31, 2010 data just posted to the National map
    10/21/11
  • Project Key Dates and Maps
    • Initial dataset provided to the NTIA in June, 2010
    • Update provided October 1, 2010
    • Update provided April, 2011
    • Update provided October, 2011
    • Next data submission will be April 2012
    • Maps:
      • Nebraska - http://broadbandmap.nebraska.gov
      • National - www.broadbandmap.gov
      • FCC - http://www.fcc.gov/blog/connect-america-fund-putting-consumers-map
    10/21/11
  • Nebraska Broadband Map
    • http://broadbandmap.nebraska.gov
    • Following series of slides provides an overview of the Nebraska Broadband Map capabilities and tools
    10/21/11
  • Nebraska Broadband Map – Opening Screen 10/21/11
  • Nebraska Broadband Map – Basic Controls 10/21/11
  • Nebraska Broadband Map - Layers 10/21/11
  • Nebraska Broadband Map – CAI Symbols 10/21/11
  • Nebraska Broadband Map – Speed Symbols 10/21/11
  • Nebraska Broadband Map – Identify Providers 10/21/11
  • Nebraska Broadband Map – Locate Providers 10/21/11
  • Nebraska Broadband Map – Locate Providers 10/21/11
  • Nebraska Broadband Map – Locate Providers Results 10/21/11
  • Nebraska Broadband Map – Locate Providers Results 10/21/11
  • Nebraska Broadband Map – Identify Provider Results 10/21/11
  • National Broadband Map
    • www.broadbandmap.gov
    • Following series of slides provides an overview of the National Broadband Map capabilities and tools
    10/21/11
  • National Broadband Map – Opening 10/21/11
  • National Broadband Map 10/21/11
  • National Broadband Map 10/21/11
  • National Broadband Map 10/21/11
  • National Broadband Map 10/21/11
  • National Broadband Map 10/21/11
  • National Broadband Map 10/21/11
  • FCC Map 10/21/11
  • Glossary
      • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
      • Broadband Data Improvement Act (BDIA)
    • Data Input Model (DIM)
    • Doing Business As (DBA’s)
    • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    • Federal Registration Number (FRN)
    • Internet Service Providers (ISP’s)
    • National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
    • Nebraska Public Service Commission (NPSC)
    • Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s)
    • Public Service Commission (PSC)
    • Rural Utilities Service (RUS)
    10/21/11
  • We want to hear from you!
    • Share your evaluation of today’s Broadband Webinar.
    • Click and complete:
    • http://go.unl.edu/bbevaluation
    • Please join our next session, November 16:
    • Clouds on the Horizon: How developments in IT as-a-service technologies might impact rural America
  • Plan to attend: Nebraska Broadband Conference
    • National and Nebraska experts will share the most current news and trends in broadband.
    • Engaging People. Linking the World
    • November 1, 2011 Lincoln, Nebraska
    • Registration
    • broadband.nebraska.gov
  • This Broadband Mapping and Planning Initiative is funded through a grant to the Nebraska Public Service Commission by the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration and aims to increase broadband adoption and utilization. Our Partners