Commissioned by DRED and the Telecommunications Advisory Board
25 Action Items
Recommendations that will help broadband deployment
Medium Demand Subcommittee Demand Re-examine the High Speed Heroes project completed in July 2007. 21 Medium Government Subcommittee Government Create a broadband website for users, providers, and researchers. 20 Medium Government Subcommittee Government Monitor and continually seek ways to improve the State’s national rankings for broadband. 19 Medium Demand Subcommittee Demand Develop broadband and digital literacy awareness programs. 18 Medium Government Subcommittee Government & Legislature Support efforts to provide all libraries, schools, and town halls with a broadband connection. 17 Medium Government Subcommittee Government Evaluate State government opportunities. 16 Medium Government Subcommittee Government Engage local government in developing and supporting broadband initiatives. 15 High Supply Subcommittee All Take advantage of the State's location to identify new backhaul infrastructure. 14 High Supply Subcommittee Supply Partner with an appropriate Geographic Information Services (GIS) organization. 13 High Legislative Subcommittee Legislative Restructure and Refocus the Telecommunications Advisory Board (TAB) through a Subcommittee Structure. 12 High Supply Subcommittee Supply and Government Foster a cooperative relationship with broadband vendors. 11 High Supply Subcommittee Government & Supply Engage regional planning commission’s to collect data and coordinate broadband efforts. 10 High Supply Subcommittee Government & Supply Develop model permitting standards collaboratively with local government. 9 High Demand Subcommittee Demand Leverage existing resources to support the Broadband Action Plan. 8 Critical Legislative Subcommittee Government & Legislative Provide incentives for last mile deployment in unserved and underserved areas. 7 Critical Regulatory Subcommittee Regulatory Improve utility pole access. 6 Critical Regulatory Subcommittee Regulatory Evaluate the feasibility of creating a broadband services fund. 5 Critical Supply Subcommittee Government & Supply Identify new financial resources to support broadband initiatives. 4 Critical Supply Subcommittee Government & Supply Remove barriers to State rights of way (ROW) access. 3 Critical Government Subcommittee Government & Regulatory Streamline the wireless facility siting process. 2 Critical Legislative Subcommittee Legislative Develop an independent function to provide leadership and coordination of broadband initiatives in the State of New Hampshire. 1 Priority TAB Subcommittee Category Action Item #
Medium BAP Steering Committee Government Measure the success of BAP recommendations through an annual (or semi-annual) survey. 25 Medium Demand Subcommittee Demand Evaluate the feasibility of implementing a school laptop and computer recycling initiatives for at least some portions of the State of New Hampshire. . 24 Medium Demand Subcommittee Government & Demand Provide annual regional forums for citizen input of, and feedback on broadband initiatives, utilizing the methodology used for this project. 23 Medium Government Subcommittee Government Align Broadband Initiatives with the Governor’s Smart Growth Policy. 22
Let’s start at the Beginning! Is it a local, regional issue or state-wide issue? Can it be a local, regional or state-wide solution?
For more Information Carol Miller, Director of Broadband Technologies, Department for Resources and Economic Development, Division of Economic Development, State of New Hampshire Email: [email_address] Website: www.nheconomy.com Voice: 603-271-2341 x138