2011 New Hampshire Telecommunications Summit Cyberinfrastructure – NH’s Newest Broadband Initiative May 11, 2011This presentation is partially fundedunder a grant from the US Dept. ofCommerce # NT10BIX5570082 to theUniversity of New Hampshire. Information Technology | it.unh.edu | firstname.lastname@example.org
New Hampshire’s Opportunity• Individuals, communities and organizations within a state are reliant on healthy systems including education, research, business, healthcare, public safety, and social services.• Effective and efficient operation of these systems, that fuel positive outcomes, are dependent on access to and effective use of technology services. The necessary and basic underpinning of all technology services is cyberinfrastructure.• New Hampshire has some broadband networks, but they are disparate and have gaps, which makes it challenging for individuals, communities and organizations, particularly outside of the tier 2 & 3 population areas in the south, to have access to these systems.
New Hampshire’s Opportunity • New Hampshire has an opportunity to focus on providing technology services that improve outcomes in these major systems. Examples include:Area Sample Improvement Sample OutcomeBusiness Job training, sales and collaborations that draw Increased revenue from new on broadband tools marketsHigher Education, Job training & degree programs offered more Increase in educated and skilledespecially Community widely through distance learning, and using rich workforceColleges media & data visualizationsResearch Innovation Transforming ideas into products & businesses Sustained economic growth at an increased rateHealthcare Enabling telemedicine through reliable, high- Improved outcomes, efficiency and speed network services effectivenessPublic Safety Enabling better response day-day and in Improved service to individuals and widespread emergencies organizations
Cyberinfrastructure Investments• Public Funding• Private Funding• Human Resources
Public Funding• Broadband Investment Program (BIP) – US Department of Agriculture – Focus on Qualified Rural Areas – Last Mile Broadband Investments• Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) – US Department of Commerce – Focus on Comprehensive Community Infrastructure – Middle Mile Broadband Investments
Bretton Woods Telephone Company:Bretton Woods, NH Last Mile Remote • USDA BIP Round 1 Last Mile Remote Project • FEDERAL AWARD GRANT: $985,000 • PROJECT DESCRIPTION The national broadband network is only as strong as its weakest link, if the last mile is substandard, the opportunity to connect all citizens to high-speed broadband cannot be realized. Therefore, BWTC intends to purchase and install FTTP and associated electronics within selected census block groups in our existing footprint and to add additional central office space.
Kearsarge Telephone Company:Broadband Project to Serve Rural Unserved Establishments • USDA BIP Round 2 Last Mile Remote Project • FEDERAL AWARD GRANT: $372,532 • PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kearsarge Telephone Company, a subsidiary of TDS Telecom, proposes a project to bring high-speed DSL broadband service to unserved establishments within its rural service territory, which is comparable to the DSL service provided in its more populated areas. The network is also engineered so that it can be easily upgraded at a reasonable cost to meet future needs.
Merrimack County TelephoneCompany: Broadband Project to Serve Rural Unserved Establishments • USDA BIP Round 2 Project • Last Mile Remote Project • FEDERAL AWARD GRANT: $2,021,197 • PROJECT DESCRIPTION Merrimack County Telephone Company, a subsidiary of TDS Telecommunications Corporation, is a certified incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) located in rural New Hampshire that provisions voice and data services within its established exchange(s).
Network New Hampshire Now• USDA BTOP Round 2 Project• Comprehensive Community Infrastructure (CCI) Project• FEDERAL AWARD GRANT: $ 44,500,000• PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Network New Hampshire Now (NNHN) will build new and connect to existing middle-mile fiber in all 10 counties in the state. A last-mile fiber network extension will occur in southwest and western New Hampshire. A middle-mile microwave network will be constructed and connected to the fiber network for public safety, transportation, public TV and mobile broadband communications on existing mountaintops across New Hampshire. The project will create 700 new jobs. It will be funded by $44.5 million in economic stimulus money and matched with $22 million in private cash and in-kind funding. The program will be managed by the UNH Information Technology department, under the oversight of UNHs Sponsored Programs Office according to NTIA guidelines. To be completed in 3 years starting 7/1/10.• http://www.networknhnow.org
NNHN Program Overview • The program has 4 components, managed by partners within the grant program.Program Description Program PartnersComponentMiddle Mile Fiber Assemble and construct a fiber network UNH IT, NH DRED, New Hampshire Optical Systems (NHOS), that expands the availability, capability other partners and capacity of network services in NH. Includes all 10 counties.Microwave Wireless Upgrade and expand NH’s wireless NHPTV, State Police, National Guard, NHDOT and other publicMountaintop network public television and safety network safety entitiesLast Mile Construct a “fiber to the premises” NH FastRoads (a wholly owned subsidiary of Monadnock“FastRoads” program (FTTP) network in 2 NH communities: Economic Development Corporation), other partners Rindge and EnfieldDepartment of Underground fiber between Manchester NHDOT, other partnersTransportation and Concord in support of intelligent(DOT) network transportation systems (ITS)
Middle Mile Fiber•Developing Next Generation fiber network to connect Community Anchor Institutions in New Hampshire•The Middle Mile fiber routes will be acquired through: •New Construction •Existing Fiber Leased •Lit Services Lease •Other Creative Solutions•The DOT route is designed & under DOT jurisdiction as part of statewide, comprehensive ITS
Wireless Network• Collapses existing parallel networks into a single high speed, fault tolerant public safety network• Shared by State Agencies, New Hampshire Public Television, and the NH National Guard• Constructed on existing NHPTV and State of NH-owned towers• Once completed, will free up space on congested towers for commercial broadband providers• RFP Process currently underway
NH FastRoads• FastRoads initial projects are to be in Enfield and Rindge.• Monadnock Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has formed NH FastRoads, which will be managing and operating the last mile.
State Broadband Initiative• (SBI) – Broadband Mapping and Planning• UNH GRANIT is the state-designated agency• $1.2 million awarded on January 1, 2010• $4.3 million awarded on September 28, 2010 for an extension of mapping and non-mapping activity• Project seeks to collect and map the availability of broadband and to work with key state participants to plan on how to expand the use of broadband statewide
New England Telehealth ConsortiumFCC Rural Health CarePilot Program (RHCPP)of 2006Total NETC Award -$24.6 million
FairPoint Expansion of Broadband• MANCHESTER, N.H. (April 21, 2011) – FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband service to an additional 500 homes and businesses in parts of Alton, Gilford and Moultonborough. For some in these communities, this is the first time FairPoint’s high-speed Internet service has been available.• MANCHESTER, N.H. (April 21, 2011) – FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband service to an additional 700 homes and businesses in parts of Hampton just in time for the summer season. For some in this community, this is the first time FairPoint’s high-speed Internet service has been available.• MANCHESTER, N.H. (February 8, 2011) – FairPoint has recently announced the expansion of broadband to more than 1,250 homes and businesses in the Fitzwilliam, Gilford and Newmarket areas.• MANCHESTER, N.H. (January 31, 2011) – FairPoint Communications announced today it has met its goal to bring broadband to 85 percent of its customers in New Hampshire by the end of 2010.• MANCHESTER, N.H. (December 13, 2010) – FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband to more than 2,100 homes and businesses in the Lisbon, Twin Mountain and Woodsville area. Some customers in the adjacent towns of Bath, Bethlehem, Carroll, Dalton, Landaff, Lyman, and Sugar Hill may also have access to high-speed Internet service.• MANCHESTER, NH (August 20, 2010) – High-speed, broadband Internet access from FairPoint Communications has been expanded in 26 New Hampshire communities and is now available for the first time to approximately 1,130 homes and businesses in Grantham, Rumney and Warren, New Hampshire. … Neighborhoods in an additional 23 communities have also been added to the VantagePoint network. High-speed Internet service is now available to additional locations in Concord, West Swanzey, Conway, Pelham and Wolfeboro, to name a few.
FairPoint Communications• Connect NNE Economic Development Model• The Connect NNE Economic Scenario Model™ is a FairPoint-sponsored Microsoft Office Excel-based software tool created to provide information on existing economic conditions and estimate potential impacts of new development and job creation scenarios in New Hampshire and across northern New England. The model allows users to estimate impact on jobs, earnings, output and gross domestic product (GDP) resulting from changing a region’s economic focus.
New Hampshire Electric Coop• Department of Energy – $18.2 Million: – Smart Grid Investment Project (SGIP) – • $15.8 Million • Creation of a communications infrastructure using fiber and microwave technologies, and the replacement of all the electric meters for 83,000 members. – Smart Grid Demonstration Project (SGDP) – • $2.4 Million • Installing 1,000 load management switches to participating members homes to remotely control and monitor household devices for energy efficiency.
Other NH Awards• Federal Cyberinfrastructure Investments in Science, Research and Education – National Science Foundation (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track 2 Grant -- $1,200,000 to UNH and Dartmouth College – National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) ARRA Supplement -- $1,920,915 to Dartmouth College and UNH• Total Research Awards - $3,120,915
Big Green Panther Segment: Manchester, NH to Plymouth, NH (PSU) to Hanover, NH (Dartmouth)Eventual wavelength link to UVM (Burlington, VT) and over to Albany, NY for Internet2Manchester-Keene Segment: Manchester, NH to Keene, NH (KSC)Passing through Rindge, NH and Nashua, NHConstruction infuses additional opportunities for fiber assets in these areas of New Hampshire for Economic Development
Human Resources• Economic Development Groups• Carroll County United• New Hampshire FastRoads
How We Work• People work, learn, interact and study whenever and wherever they want• Collaborative• Cloud computing• All new opportunities demanding us to rethink our roles in the world
Broadband Makes the Future Possible• With well-established cyberinfrastructure and broadband networks in New Hampshire and the New England Region, next generation economics, research, education and collaboration opportunities become limited only by our imagination.• Imagine the possibilities…
Telehealth / Telemedicine• Fiber connectivity would allow a new phase of Health Information Technology.• Diagnoses could be performed without patients needing to leave their homes.• Collaboration between institutions could occur: enabling providers to better serve their patients by taping the knowledge of their peers at off-site locations.• Options for cross-institution remote procedures are expanded, as greater bandwidth provides the necessary real-time capabilities necessary for such tasks.• Providers could make greater use of electronic records in storage/retrieval.• Larger and more capable wireless networks could be deployed to provide mobile access to patient records, diagnostic tools, and pharmaceutical references.
Education• Greater service and consumption of distance learning becomes possible.• Interactive education through the use of games or other media could become more widespread.• Cross-institution, collaborative teaching would alleviate staffing crises at many schools.• The possibilities for collaboration are global. Students would find themselves with the opportunity for real-time, media rich learning opportunities with peers around the world.• SMART Board technology and software could be more widely deployed in classrooms. Fiber connectivity would allow for the full utilization of such connectivity and information sharing capabilities.
Business Development• High-bandwidth connectivity could provide the backbone for the existence of electronic marketplaces that allow businesses to share and discover regional capabilities, develop local, as well as regional/national/global partnerships via networking.
Business Development• Because the second largest expense for businesses (behind labor) is typically facility and building costs, the expanded use of telecommuting could save businesses money. Fiber connectivity would increase these opportunities.• Rather than turning to traditional outsourcing to lower costs for services such as customer support, companies could use telecommuting to create a virtual office of support staff. Fiber connectivity would expand services beyond just telephone support. HD audio and video could be delivered to the client or staff member. Additionally, the virtual composition of the office makes it easier to provide multi- cultural/lingual services by removing geographic barriers.
The Future is Now• Broadband Makes It Possible
Questions/Comments/CollaborationsScott ValcourtUNH-IT Director of Strategic TechnologyPhone: 603-862-4489Email: Scott.Valcourt@unh.edu See us in the booth to your left!http://www.networknhnow.orghttp://www.newhampshirefastroads.net