UC2B - US Ignite Application Summit 2013

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Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) Partner Pitch, US Ignite Application Summit 2013

Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) Partner Pitch, US Ignite Application Summit 2013

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  • 1. Urbana- Champaign Big Broadband US Ignite Community Pitch Michael K. Smeltzer June 26, 2013
  • 2. What is UC2B? An Intergovernmental Consortium • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign • City of Champaign • City of Urbana Created to secure ARRA broadband funding $29.4 million infrastructure project • Awarded $22.5 million from NTIA in March of 2010 • Awarded $3.5 million from State of Illinois - DCEO • $3.4 million in local public & private matching funds A Public-Private Partnership • The private sector will ultimately provide most services 2
  • 3. What does UC2B provide? 7 fiber-optic rings spanning the community • Fiber connectivity & Internet service for 200+ broadly defined “Community Anchor Institutions” • Schools, Public Safety, Government, Medical, Senior Living & Activity, Youth Centers, Social Service Agencies, Public Computing Centers Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) • To the curbs of 4,800 homes & 200 businesses • In 11 “underserved” Census Block Groups • Areas were determined by a statistically valid door- to-door survey and are primarily low-income • Areas had less than 41% broadband adoption 3
  • 4. Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) “Last Mile” for 11 Census Block Groups • We pass 4,800 primarily low-income households • We pass 200 businesses in those areas UC2B will only directly sell Internet access Unlimited local Intranet connectivity • 1 Gbps symmetric to all UC2B customers and Anchors Tiers of symmetric Internet access • 20, 30 & 40 Mbps - $1.00 per Mbps per month TV, phone & other services from private sector • Over-the-Top (OTT) video services as well • Netflix, Apple iTunes, Hulu, Vudu and others 4
  • 5. An Open Access Network UC2B is an Open Network • Shared, community-owned infrastructure • Multiple service providers • Providers compete on price and quality of service • All incumbent service providers are welcome • AT&T, Comcast, Frontier, Consolidated & Windstream • All competitive providers and ISP’s are welcome • Pavlov, Volo, Metro, PEG & Champaign Telephone • All data is treated the same • No preference to any source or type of data Network Neutrality is a grant requirement 5
  • 6. Where we are today •99% of the fiber is installed •1,000 fiber-served locations are live •We have 450 yet to connect • 61 Additional Anchors - approved in January by NTIA •NTIA Grant will expire September 30, 2013 •Gig.U Member • 2012 RFI for private partner for expansion • 500 residential commitments at a minimum of $500 per home for Gigabit Squared (GB2) in three weeks • We are talking with GB2 and 3 of the organizations that responded to our RFI 6
  • 7. What can we offer you? As Chip Elliott pointed out earlier • Rich history of application innovation • NCSA Mosaic - almost code zero for all web browsers • Promising future • CS faculty working with innovative GENI slicing University Research Park • Incubator facility and Fortune 500 companies Private Incubator facility • Two Main Street Competing Gigabit Providers • Benefit of Open Network 7
  • 8. What else can we offer you? Blue Waters Super Computer • Fastest non-military super computer in the country • Big Data & Big Computing & Big Broadband = Solutions to Big Problems More than 1,000 local Gigabit customers • 200+ Anchor Institutions • Growing testbed for new applications A Micro-Urban Environment?? 8
  • 9. A Micro-Urban Environment 9
  • 10. Questions mike@UC2B.net (217) 366-UC2B (8222) www.UC2B.net 10