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Utah Broadband Advisory Council Meeting April 19, 2012
April 19, 2012Steve Proctor
First Responder Network Authority (First NET). Nationwide PS Network based on a single Architecture. Reallocates 700 MHz D Block to PS. Interoperability Board in the FCC. -Establish minimum Technical Requirements to insure interoperability. -Submit to the FCC for review of the recommendations. No later than 30 days FCC shall approve with revisions the technical recommendations.
Independent Authority: Exempt from Paperwork reduction, Administrative Procedures, Regulatory Flexibility 15 Member Board Holds the Single PS License (10 MHz x 10 MHz) Ensure the design, implementation, construction, deployment in consultation with state, federal, local and tribal entities. Ensures deployment phases with substantial rural coverage Board: Sec of Homeland Security, Att. General of US, Manager office and budget, 12 individuals to be appointed by the Sec of Commerce: 3 with states, locals, tribes, territories. 3 who have served as PS professionals Geographical and regional representation Urban and Rural reorientation
Public Safety Experience Technical Expertise Network Expertise Financial expertise Standing Public safety Advisory Committee Additional standing Ad hoc committees
Consult with regional, state, tribal and local jurisdictions regarding the distribution and expenditures of any amounts to carry out its responsibilities including: Construction or access to the core network and build out Placement of towers Coverage areas of the network Adequacy of hardening, security, reliability and resiliency Assignment of priority to local users Training of local users• Consultation must occur thru the designated single officer or governmental body designated by each state
NTIA shall establish a grant program to states Shall assist state, regional, tribal and local jurisdictions to plan to integrate the infrastructure in association with the NPSBN 6 months: NTIA must establish a grant program: Defining eligible costs, scope of activities, prioritizing grants to insure rural and urban coverage Each state: shall certify a single officer or governmental body to serve as coordinator First NET must complete RFP First NET will notify the GOVERNOR of each state: Completion of the process No later than 90 days: Governor must opt in or opt out: be part of the national or build its own….to the national standard State will have 180 days to do the RFP Process for state operations..FCC Shall review and approve or disapprove
IF plan is not approved—state will be a partner in the national network State builds its own network—they pay the national user fees for use of the NPSBN elements State will incur a 20% match on construction grants Network will be a cost recovery network and will have to pay back the funding it borrows and eventually support itself
2-22-12 Enactment of the Statute 3-22-12 FCC Appoints Interoperability Board 5-22-12 90 Days Interoperability Board submits Technical Requirements 6-21-12 + 30 days FCC Approves Technical Plan 8-20-12 180 Days Sec of Commerce appoints First NET board 8-22-12 6 months: NTIA Established requirements for State and Local Planning Grants TBD First net established itself with resources, RFP, consults with states, completes RFP and releases notice TBD states have 90 days after that to opt in or out
Utah Education Network - Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC)Utah Broadband Advisory Council MeetingThursday, April 19, 2012Jeff Egly, Associate Director, UENEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Utah Education Network within the Utah Education and Government Sector UEN is an educational technology partnership of public and higher education, providing educational technology services statewide. Established by statute, and reports directly to the Legislature and the Governor. As of the 2012 Legislative Session UEN is now governed by an 11 member Governing Board whose members represent higher education, public education, libraries and state government.
UEN’s Core ResponsibilityTo provide a The network is a public-statewide wide area private partnership between UEN and Utahnetwork with robust telecommunicationsand reliable providers.connectivity to the UEN does not own theInternet for every network. We lease circuitspublic school and from telecommunications companies using multi-college, and most year contracts.public libraries.
County-level Example of the UEN Network
What is video conferencing? Two-way or multi-way interactive video and audio conferencing. Standards based solutions vs. proprietary solutions Standards based – H.323, SIP, MPEG 264. Interoperability – vendor agnostic. (for the most part) Cisco (formerly Tandberg), Polycom, LifeSize, RADVision High quality video, content, encryption. Point-to-point and multi-way (bridged) Often used in business, government, and education Proprietary – Skype, Google+ video, FaceTime. Less expensive or free. Works only with other users of the same application. Limited features. Bridging is available with some applications
Classes & Events supported on UEN’sIVC Network Higher Education to Public Education Concurrent Enrollment Public Education Inter-District and Intra-District events provide access to quality teachers and classes Higher Education Classes offered statewide by the larger universities and regionally by state colleges Ad-Hoc – Access to video network for meetings and ad-hoc events Medical – Extend operating/procedure room
Examples of class offerings Health Science American Sign Language Political Science Mandarin Chinese Medical Coding World Civilization Theater Nursing Calculus Special Education – Teacher certifications
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Utah cities and businesses need to get online. Tara Thue
What we know…• Utah is the national leader in home broadband adoption, with 80% of households in Utah using broadband at home.• We have the youngest population in the United States.• Schools are connected, most with a gigabit- enabled speeds.• Residential broadband is widely available, even in rural areas.
What we don’t know…• How are we leveraging these facts to our advantage for economic development?• Are businesses using broadband or broadband-enabled technologies at the same rate residential users?• Do all cities, towns and counties in Utah have a website, or some mechanism for their constituents to communicate or connect with them online?
Utah Cities and Towns• According to the Utah Association of Counties, all counties currently have a website – http://www.uacnet.org/about-counties/links-to- cos-and-others/• Gathered data from the Utah League of Cities and Towns (ULCT) on whether or not a city had a website…with unexpected results – http://www.ulct.org/ulct/about/linkstocities.html
Utah Cities and Towns Without a Website Out of 245 Utahcities or towns, only 166 had a website No Website 32% Have a Website 68%
In the National Broadband Plan, the FCC states: “Americans can check their bank accounts, communicate with customer servicerepresentatives and do their shopping anytime, anywhere by using applications enabled bybroadband. Americans now expect this level of service from their government and are often disappointed with what they find.”
Utah Businesses• Results based on a 2011 survey conducted by the Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) initiative – BEAR, also known as “economic gardening”, focuses on taking direct action to help local entrepreneurs successfully fast-track sustainable expansion of their businesses. It identifies and targets viable existing businesspeople or programs with the desire and capacity to grow and expand. It also provides them with a package of professional business assistance. – BEAR is based in GOED, and covers rural counties • All counties except Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and Weber• The Survey gathered data from about 5,000 small to medium-sized businesses, including whether or not their business had a website• 20 Counties surveyed (focused on rural): – Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Piute, San Juan, Sevier, Toole, Uintah, Wasatch, Wayne – 9 Counties not surveyed: • Davis, Morgan, Rich, Salt Lake, San Pete, Summit, Utah, Washington, Weber
Utah Businesses Without a Website Out of 4,690 Utah businessessurveyed, only 1333 had a website Have a No Website Website 28% 72%
Utah Businesses Without Websites by County Have a Website No Website0 38 44 18 1 126 16 32 196 64 49 105 24 17 3357 776 179 212 366 941 1535 174 119 49 2 204 15 22 128 39 30 59 12 6 1333 191 35 36 65 134 8