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High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14

High Speed Broadband Boot Camp II
Day Two
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Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
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The Landscape of Players: Broadband in Wisconsin
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MEPs
Schools & Libraries

Public Safety

Partnerships for expanded services

Leadership awareness
of broadband needs

High Spee...
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Public Service Commission
of Wisconsin Resources

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Wisconsin
Broadband...
http://wisconsindashboard.org/console

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Demand Survey
It’s not too late: http://wisconsindashboard.org/surveys/demand

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Marat...
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Wisconsin Residential Demand –
Heat Map
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Wisconsin Business Demand – Heat
Map
Current Connection Speed
LT 4 Mbps
4 – 10
Mbps
GT 10 Mbps

Willingness to Pay

Desired Connection Speed

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No Connection

Inadequate
Connection

Adequate
Connection

Total

Florence

9

21

39

69

Forest

11

66

52

159

Langla...
Device works in the
background testing
your mobile network

Data is aggregated
in SECURE SITE
Test results mapped for
anal...
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Public App

Advance
Test App

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Two Avenues for Data
Collection
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Advertise
the
project in
your area

• Press
Release,
• Word of
mouth
• Website
• Identify
potential
Advance
App user...
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Marathon County AT&T Mobile Broadband Validation Tests, 2013 = 280 Tes...
-18,000 tests collected by
250 users.
- 2/3 of points from Dane
County
- 52 counties < 100 tests
Total Mobile Pulse tests
...
- Verizon claims coverage in
parts of 67 counties and is a
primary provider for much
of the Northwoods.

- App will help v...
1) In your Play Store or App Store, search “linkwisconsin”
2) Select “LinkWISCONSIN Mobile Test” and install.
3) You’re do...
– Background/Overview
• Identifies both (i.e., separately) a wireline gap and a wireless gap
• Unserved = those without FC...
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Model Scope:
• Results expressed as:
• Cash…CAPX, OPEX and Five year ‘cash’
• Income Stmt…Monthly Cost and Monthly Cost per
subscriber
...
Bandwidth Assessment Tool
– Helps business estimate bandwidth requirements
(speed, technology, etc.) and better understand...
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Date: Nov. 19, 2013
Reservation Time: 01:00PM—2:30PM CST

To join the session: RSVP WIBroadband@uwex.edu

High Speed...
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Mini-High Speed Broadband Boot Camp ***
OCTOBER 2013
CONFERENCE ***

• Host a listening session at your organization
• Cre...
See you in 15

High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14

BREAK!
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Moving Your Community Toward Action

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Action Plan
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http://srdc.msstate.edu/ecommerce/curricula/connectingcommunities/
• Infrastructure & Access
• Education/Adoption (Applications &
Education)
• Community Content
• Use the “50 Ideas to Conne...
Complete your action plans as best as you can
Be ready to summarize your initial plans for the
group (3-5 minute summary) ...
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Kevin Geary, Legal Research Assistant
Center for Community Technology Solutions

High Speed Broadband Boot Camp Nove...
Beginning in the early 2000’s , local communities
began exploring how they could make up the
difference from where private...
Of these roughly 14, only about 5 followed
through.
Of these 5, only 2-3 are still in operation today.
– Reedsburg
– Sun P...
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High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14

Telco’s Response

In response to local communities getting into the
te...
Since the enactment of Wis. Stat. § 66.0422, no
communities have sought certification as
telecommunications providers from...
First and foremost, this statute does not expressly bar
local communities from being involved in expanding
broadband servi...
Another alternative is:
• Asking, in writing, each entity that provides broadband
in the area whether they intend to provi...
• Another alternative under Wis. Stat. § 66.0422 is for
local communities to build the infrastructure
themselves, and then...
So What Does This All Mean?
Despite some uncertainties in the law, it is clear
that local communities still have options w...
• Enter into working partnerships with local
providers
• Enact “Dig Once” ordinances at the local level.
Dig Once ordinanc...
• Local communities can utilize their “Rights of way” as
an incentive to encourage private development.
For example, commu...
• Though it is still in its infancy, a new statute, Wis.
Stat. § 196.504 (broadband expansion grant
program) has already s...
• Community Area Networks (CANs)
While these have been effective in some parts of the
state, they might not be the answer ...
• Most certainly, the highest risk for a local
community at this point in time is to go it alone.
While some communities h...
This go-it-alone option also carries with it the risk of a
lawsuit.
At this point, there is no way of knowing whether a
la...
The most important thing to take away from this
presentation is that the law of the State of
Wisconsin does not prohibit l...
On July 2, 2013, two new/amended statutes
took effect:
• Wis. Stat. § 36.585 – Telecommunications and
Information Services...
The newly amended Wis. Stat. § 36.585 has effectively forced
the UW and WiscNet to sever all ties. Furthermore, language
i...
• Wis. Stat. § 66.0404 deals with the siting of
towers in local communities.
• As with Wis. Stat. § 36.585, at this point ...
As you can see, a lot of this area of law is uncertain
and currently in flux.
We are looking into any and all possibilitie...
If you think of something after today, or have
any other questions, please feel free to email:
KGEARY.WIBROADBAND@GMAIL.CO...
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  • 7.30-8 Breakfast buffet—slideshow of photos from day one? Then Maria, 8-8.05 Overnight thoughts, what we learned from your surveys Introduce Lt. Gov. Kleefisch. Rebecca Kleefisch, a former small business owner and news reporter, serves as Wisconsin’s 44th Lieutenant Governor since 2010.She is widely credited for coining the phrase, “Wisconsin is Open for Business”, Rebecca immediately played a key role in business growth and retention for Wisconsin – cold-calling Illinois businesses that, in turn, relocate to Wisconsin, and nimbly responding to businesses looking for support.Her focus on business and jobs have remained steadfast the past three years:Rebecca serves as Wisconsin’s “Jobs Ambassador’ and spearheads the Governor’s Small Business Summits, listening and input sessions held all over the state. She chaired the Governor’s Sub Cabinet on Workforce Investment that developed the “Wisconsin Working” plan, designed to connect the unemployed to jobs, encourage the hiring of veterans and address Wisconsin’s graying manufacturing workforce. Rebecca serves as an economic development liaison and advocate for small business owners and chairs the newly-created Committee on Minority Unemployment.And most recently the Lt. Governor is paying close attention to broadband as an issue that can impact business and jobs in Wisconsin. Having met with several key groups concerned about Broadband, like Three Lakes Don Sidlowski and folks from the Chippewa Valley area and others; she is here because she knows that broadband can have impact and as Governor Walker has noted; through a public private partnership, Wisconsin will succeed. We are thrilled that she was able to take time from her busy schedule; so please welcome the Lt. Governor: Rebecca Kleefish!
  • 8:05 - 8:20 Guest Speaker Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
  • 8:20-8:35 Maria Landscape of Players : How the Center fits with statewide and broadband stakeholdersWe are all watching football – so thought the football team analogy might be appropriate. I know there are some in the room that may not see this line-up as being on the same team: I want to challenge that a bit and encourage everyone to try to look at this in a different way:These are the folks that can help Wisconsin succeed in getting the broadband it needs – to help acheive “ A High Speed Broadband Economy”So although of the players listed here have been adversaries in the past; they can have, have had and will have a large impact on broadband in Wisconsin.THE WISCONSIN BROADBAND TEAM – LET’S IMAGINE THEM ALL WORKING TOGETHER IN CONCERT!Including Wisconsin Wireless, Cable, Access and WSTA: Next Slide
  • When you think about the past year you see a lot of different kinds of plays going on:From trick plays and to not passing; one might say that there doesn’t seem to be any set patterns of play:Dime defense and pistol offenceQuarterback sacks and holy Marys……you get the jest. The truth is the playbook is getting clearer and the desire to be a team growing in strength!Let’s take a look at what some of what I’ll call the MEP’s are doing: (I know I may be getting carried away with this anology)
  • Our Offensive Line up is:1. The Public Service Commission: TithiChadapadyay – The WI Broadband DirectorTrue they have no regulation authority over broadband but they are bring many new resources to the state of Wisconsin. Andy is going to be taking a much deeper dive into what they are doing but just to note, they too received ARRA funding to provide planning and mapping for the State of Wisconsin. This funding goes through 2014 and as mentioned earlier, we are their partner helping them with technical training and monitoring and evaluation.2. The Department of Public Instruction: Kurt Keifer; Asst. Superintendent They have in place a Digital Learning Strategic Plan; very comprehensive plan…….Most notable – Goal for Schools by 2017 to have 1 Gigabit per 1000 kids and 10 gigabit for1000 for storage at the School.Reasons? Assessment all going online, applications all going to the cloudDigital content replacing text booksPersonal devises allowed and encouraged to reflect the kids’ lives (The School cannot be foreign to this) 3. Department of Administration – David Cagigal; State CIOVery much backing the goals of DPI – a request to Wisconsin Providers: 25 Gigabit Schools – How much? AT&amp;T has responded, waiting for othersBCN 0r BadgerNet contract change. RFI to all providers (including Cable and wireless) Not one answer (currently ACCESS WI) but mutliple contracts more short-term rather than the 5 7ear, now extended to 7 year contract currently. DOA goal is to increase the standard of those on the current BCN Network from a half mg to 10 mg.sChanged the conversation to “this is what is needed tell us how much it will cost”David’s focus is also on improving connectivity to other state run institutions like correctional facilities&apos;. As the Public Safety Wireless Effort rolls out, he will be a key player.Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association – Bill Esbeck; Ex. DirectorProbably would be voted as these most adversarial having demonstrated some very effective trick plays in the past.But none the less a very important player – he represents some 60 small providers; many that were at one time telephone companies who have expanded their operations to include the internet.Supporter of the PSC’s broadband demand survey – Andy will be telling you about, very much a proponent of the WiscNet and UW System separation.A key player as well in the upcoming Wireless Public Safety Network.His job is to support and protect his membership; our job is work with his membersA Segway into the Rookie Roster: next slide
  • WiscNet: I know they truly aren’t a Rookie but an organization that will be playing a different role not entirely clear at the moment. Remain a membership cooperative serving close to 500 public institutions; 80% of Schools and LibrariesHave hopefully until the end of 2014 to completely separate from the UW – separate network serving uwinsitutions only.Report has been provided to the Legislature outfling the process of separation and a timeline; waiting to have approval. Both entities need this time to make it work for Wisconsin.Ross?Wisconsin Wireless association; truly a relatively new organizationWisconsin Counties AssociationDepartment of Justice – previously OJA
  • darker green indicates a higher demand/need from what currently exists—in essence, people are not happy with their service.
  • Denver based mobile connectivity analytics company providing automated mobile device testing apps and centralized reporting dashboardsMobile Pulse, is responsible for securing the service and ensuring your privacy. Mobile Pulse uses security practices based on FBI and national criminal data protectionstandards with encryption and two‐factor authentication to protect the app and test results.
  • Great thing about the project is that it offers options for public involvement
  • Download the public app if you have not done so already.Advertise the project in your area (Do a press release if you wish, spread information about the public app through word of mouth, put information about this on your website (you can use information from our website to do all this -we will make a press release kit available))If you know people that travel or live in problematic areas please encourage them to get the advanced and help us coordinate with them in getting that installed on their wireless device.
  • Capital expense Operating expense
  • 9:45-10AM First Steps: MariaHost a listening session at your library Create a pool of volunteer trainers or coaches Lead an envisioning and/or community assets mapping session in your community Start or join a technology advisory council Network with specific key people in your area Survey your patrons; what do they want and need?Have a guest speaker (we can present or help find the personMeet with your providers Patience“We” is stronger than “me” If you have a project going—or better yet, project success—share it with other libraries in your area!
  • In your packets you have 50 ways……document. For the next 10 minutes talk with your community partner or pair up at your table to talk/walk through the 50 ideas….A break is coming up!!!!
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Andy Moving your Community toward action11:00-11:30 Action plan sharing/discussion
  • 11:30-12 Kevin
  • Since our time is limited, we’ve only been able to scratch the surface. But, we want your feedback and insight as we move forward.
  • 12-12:30 How to access UWEX toolkit itemsInformation on digital leader grant applications (5-8) and other potential grant opportunities (Infusing Tech, et al.)
  • Transcript of "Day 2 boot camp 11.14.13"

    1. 1. 2013 Welcome back! High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp II Day Two
    2. 2. High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch 2013
    3. 3. High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 2013 The Landscape of Players: Broadband in Wisconsin
    4. 4. High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 2013
    5. 5. High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 2013 MEPs
    6. 6. Schools & Libraries Public Safety Partnerships for expanded services Leadership awareness of broadband needs High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 2013 Rookies: relatively new players (or old players in new roles)
    7. 7. 2013 Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Resources High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Wisconsin Broadband Mapping & Planning
    8. 8. http://wisconsindashboard.org/console 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Demand Survey
    9. 9. It’s not too late: http://wisconsindashboard.org/surveys/demand 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Marathon County Example
    10. 10. High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Wisconsin Residential Demand – Heat Map 2013
    11. 11. High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 2013 Wisconsin Business Demand – Heat Map
    12. 12. Current Connection Speed LT 4 Mbps 4 – 10 Mbps GT 10 Mbps Willingness to Pay Desired Connection Speed 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 “Connected But Not Adequate” Region 2 Residential Demand
    13. 13. No Connection Inadequate Connection Adequate Connection Total Florence 9 21 39 69 Forest 11 66 52 159 Langlade 43 86 59 188 Lincoln 32 106 42 180 Oconto 3 31 33 67 Oneida 29 121 93 245 Vilas 106 143 68 317 TOTAL 233 574 385 1,225 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Region 2 Residential Demand Survey Responses by County
    14. 14. Device works in the background testing your mobile network Data is aggregated in SECURE SITE Test results mapped for analysis 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 LinkWISCONSIN Mobile Broadband Test Project
    15. 15. 2013 Public App Advance Test App High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Two Avenues for Data Collection
    16. 16. 2013 Advertise the project in your area • Press Release, • Word of mouth • Website • Identify potential Advance App users High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 How Can You Help?
    17. 17. 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Marathon County AT&T Mobile Broadband Validation Tests, 2013 = 280 Tests 163 successful tests 58% of tests detected Broadband speeds that met advertised rates
    18. 18. -18,000 tests collected by 250 users. - 2/3 of points from Dane County - 52 counties < 100 tests Total Mobile Pulse tests - We need more tests! 0 - 100 101 - 1000 1001 - 12634 Mobile Pulse test Interstate Highway Highway Copyright: ©2013 Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ 2013 Mobile Pulse’s 2013 Findings High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 All Carriers
    19. 19. - Verizon claims coverage in parts of 67 counties and is a primary provider for much of the Northwoods. - App will help validate advertised coverage claims. - More app users = more accurate broadband testing. Total Mobile Pulse tests 0 - 100 101 - 1000 1001 - 12634 Mobile Pulse test Interstate Highway Highway Copyright: ©2013 Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ 2013 Example: Verizon Wireless High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Verizon
    20. 20. 1) In your Play Store or App Store, search “linkwisconsin” 2) Select “LinkWISCONSIN Mobile Test” and install. 3) You’re done! To Download the Advanced App… 1) Contact the PSC’s LinkWISCONSIN team at: colter.sikora@wisconsin.gov matthew.noone@wisconsin.gov 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 To Download the Public App…
    21. 21. – Background/Overview • Identifies both (i.e., separately) a wireline gap and a wireless gap • Unserved = those without FCC threshold (768X200 = Baseline) • Builds (models) two networks to fill those gaps (i.e., two models in one) • A wireline ntwk…fiber middle mile to accommodate 4X.768 service (to 12K ft) • A wireless ntwk…LTE (ubiquitous depending on density and topology) • Both are neutral to last mile/customer connection technologies…costs not included: • Wireline last mile estimate - $100-$200 per location served • Wireless connection estimate - $150 per connected device 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Cost Model
    22. 22. High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 2013 Model Scope:
    23. 23. • Results expressed as: • Cash…CAPX, OPEX and Five year ‘cash’ • Income Stmt…Monthly Cost and Monthly Cost per subscriber • Available at census tract, county, region and state 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Results:
    24. 24. Bandwidth Assessment Tool – Helps business estimate bandwidth requirements (speed, technology, etc.) and better understand costs involved. Impact Model – Develops high level estimate (net of related costs) of new jobs and economic activity created by broadband investments Broadband Reference Guide Coming soon: http://wisconsindashboard.org/ 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Other Tools:
    25. 25. High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 2013
    26. 26. 2013 Date: Nov. 19, 2013 Reservation Time: 01:00PM—2:30PM CST To join the session: RSVP WIBroadband@uwex.edu High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Public Service Commission Webinar: Tools for Broadband
    27. 27. High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 2013
    28. 28. Mini-High Speed Broadband Boot Camp *** OCTOBER 2013 CONFERENCE *** • Host a listening session at your organization • Create a pool of volunteer trainers or coaches • Lead an envisioning and/or community assets mapping session in your community • Start or join a technology advisory council • Network with specific key people in your area • Survey your community; what do they want and need? • Have a guest speaker (we can present or help find the person • Meet with your providers • Build Subscribership or start a CAN • “We” is stronger than “me” WLA Possible First Steps: A Summary
    29. 29. See you in 15 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 BREAK! 2013
    30. 30. Moving Your Community Toward Action High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 2013 Action Plan
    31. 31. 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 http://srdc.msstate.edu/ecommerce/curricula/connectingcommunities/
    32. 32. • Infrastructure & Access • Education/Adoption (Applications & Education) • Community Content • Use the “50 Ideas to Connect Communities” if you would like some additional ideas before picking a category. 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Community Projects Checklist (15 min)
    33. 33. Complete your action plans as best as you can Be ready to summarize your initial plans for the group (3-5 minute summary) for discussion 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Project Action Plan (30 minutes)
    34. 34. 2013 Kevin Geary, Legal Research Assistant Center for Community Technology Solutions High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Legal Research Q&A
    35. 35. Beginning in the early 2000’s , local communities began exploring how they could make up the difference from where private providers were not delivering what they needed. The Public Service Commission (PSC) granted roughly 14 certifications to local communities designating them telecommunications providers, also known as Competitive Local Exchange Carriers, or CLECs. 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Brief Historical Overview
    36. 36. Of these roughly 14, only about 5 followed through. Of these 5, only 2-3 are still in operation today. – Reedsburg – Sun Prairie WHY? 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Historical Overview Con’t
    37. 37. 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Telco’s Response In response to local communities getting into the telecommunications business, private providers pushed back. A successful lobbying campaign produced Wis. Stat. § 66.0422 – enacted in 2003. Some people have read Wis. Stat. § 66.0422 as barring local communities from participating in expanding broadband in their areas. This is not the case.
    38. 38. Since the enactment of Wis. Stat. § 66.0422, no communities have sought certification as telecommunications providers from the PSC. As a result, we do not have a complete understanding of how Wis. Stat. § 66.0422 fully affects local communities on the ground. Let’s take a close look at what Wis. Stat. § 66.0422 says… 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Broadband Law – A Grey Area
    39. 39. First and foremost, this statute does not expressly bar local communities from being involved in expanding broadband services in their areas. It does create several hurdles for trying to do so Some of these hurdles include: • Holding a public hearing on a proposed ordinance to expand broadband; and • Accounting for the cost of any proposed endeavor to expand broadband on the local level. 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Wis. Stat. § 66.0422
    40. 40. Another alternative is: • Asking, in writing, each entity that provides broadband in the area whether they intend to provide broadband service within 9 months. If no provider intends to do so, the statute seems to imply that local communities can take steps themselves to expand broadband. The problem here is “broadband” is not defined. However, local communities can propose their own definition of what they want broadband to be, so long as it is “reasonable.” Looking at how the FCC defines broadband can be a helpful guide. 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Wis. Stat. § 66.0422 Con’t
    41. 41. • Another alternative under Wis. Stat. § 66.0422 is for local communities to build the infrastructure themselves, and then allow private entities to operate and deliver the broadband using that infrastructure. In other words, the local communities would own the infrastructure, and lease the use of the infrastructure out to private providers on a non-discriminatory basis. This appears to be the safest and most rational option 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Wis. Stat. § 66.0422 Con’t
    42. 42. So What Does This All Mean? Despite some uncertainties in the law, it is clear that local communities still have options when it comes to their involvement in expanding broadband in their communities. Some of these options carry more risk than others. Let’s look at some options available and the potential risks associated with them:
    43. 43. • Enter into working partnerships with local providers • Enact “Dig Once” ordinances at the local level. Dig Once ordinances facilitate the laying of necessary infrastructure, namely fiber, to expand broadband availability. In a nutshell, when there is street construction planned, include laying of fiber as part of the plan. This way it will already be there, ready to lease out to private providers who can then deliver the services. 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 LOW RISK OPTIONS
    44. 44. • Local communities can utilize their “Rights of way” as an incentive to encourage private development. For example, communities can notify providers in advance of any road projects, and relax some of the fees and permits associated with providers installing infrastructure. Communities can find out what providers are in the area by going to the Link Wisconsin website. While this option would require giving a little bit now, the future return could be worth it. 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 LOW RISK OPTIONS CON’T
    45. 45. • Though it is still in its infancy, a new statute, Wis. Stat. § 196.504 (broadband expansion grant program) has already set aside money for these types of projects, albeit a small amount of money (but every dollar counts). Once the rules for how this money will be allocated are finalized, we will have a better understanding of how this could help foster a public/private expansion of broadband infrastructure. 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 LOW RISK OPTIONS CON’T
    46. 46. • Community Area Networks (CANs) While these have been effective in some parts of the state, they might not be the answer for everybody. Presently, there are no laws in Wisconsin prohibiting CANs – so essentially this is uncharted territory. However, the grey area is who can be served by CANs. This is something we are currently exploring. 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 MEDIUM RISK OPTIONS
    47. 47. • Most certainly, the highest risk for a local community at this point in time is to go it alone. While some communities have succeeded in running their own telecommunications operation, the majority never got off the ground, or faltered in the early stages. A major factor to consider here is the cost, which will mainly fall to the local communities. 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 HIGHER RISK OPTIONS
    48. 48. This go-it-alone option also carries with it the risk of a lawsuit. At this point, there is no way of knowing whether a lawsuit against a local community starting their own telecommunications operation would be successful, but in the wake of the lawsuit against UW-Extension, it is something that has to be considered. THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE WITHOUT OPTIONS! 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 HIGHER RISK OPTIONS CON’T
    49. 49. The most important thing to take away from this presentation is that the law of the State of Wisconsin does not prohibit local communities from being involved in expanding broadband access. In this sense, you have a say in your broadband future. 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 RISK CONCLUSIONS
    50. 50. On July 2, 2013, two new/amended statutes took effect: • Wis. Stat. § 36.585 – Telecommunications and Information Services • Wis. Stat. § 66.0404 – Mobile Tower Siting Regulations 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Other Issues on our Radar
    51. 51. The newly amended Wis. Stat. § 36.585 has effectively forced the UW and WiscNet to sever all ties. Furthermore, language in the statute suggests the UW Board of Regents cannot be involved in offering, reselling or providing telecommunications services to the general public. We are still actively looking into the implications of this statute. Unfortunately, because it is so new and there has been no litigation on it, it may be some time before we know its full impact on the expansion of broadband. 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 UW & WiscNet
    52. 52. • Wis. Stat. § 66.0404 deals with the siting of towers in local communities. • As with Wis. Stat. § 36.585, at this point we are still reviewing the implications of what this means to communities. 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 TOWERS
    53. 53. As you can see, a lot of this area of law is uncertain and currently in flux. We are looking into any and all possibilities to try and find a way forward that can help as many communities as possible. What have we missed? What else do you think we should be looking at? What are your concerns? 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Your Thoughts & Questions
    54. 54. If you think of something after today, or have any other questions, please feel free to email: KGEARY.WIBROADBAND@GMAIL.COM Links to laws discussed can be found at: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/prefaces/toc 2013 High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Contact Information
    55. 55. 2013 …. (nearly lunch time!) http://broadband.uwex.edu/blog/2013/11/bootcamp2/ High Speed Broadband Boot Camp November 13-14 Wrap Up
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