WiscNet Future Technologies Conference presentation 5.1.14


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Broadband: Catching up, moving forward. Information on the state of broadband access and adoption in Wisconsin, and the work the UWEX Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center is doing around the topic.

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  • Recidivism Employability—anyone applying for job now requires ability to apply onlineFocus: county, Huber inmates. Pay to be in Huber program but need to earn money, benefit of Huber is leave to work. Build skills to get work. Computer literacy. Utilize job center tools, get & maintain a job, etc. one component of helping skills can vary depending on job. Ex truckers—
  • Along these same lines of helping communities develop their leadership and capacity around broadband, I wanted to point out a few tools and resources we’ve created, including a collection of broadband regulations and policies from around the U.S., and working in partnership with the Public Service Commission, the Broadband Reference Guide, a handbook for digital stakeholders in Wisconsin. We have also created guides on developing Community Area Networks, building technology advisory committees, hosting tech fairs and case studies. IN each of these instances we’ve worked closely with the communities that have pioneered successful efforts, to bring you their best practices and tips. You can find all those on our website, listed here. One final note—some of you may be familiar with our series of short videos, which has been really popular and covers a wide range of broadband topics affecting Wisconsin. I want to take 3 minutes of your time to show you a video on K12 and broadband in Wisconsin, and then I’ll turn it over to Andy to talk briefly about recent research on economic impact of broadband
  • We have done some direct research, but most often what we do is apply and share research that has already been done and to make it relevant to community leaders. While the Internet wasn’t available to everyone at the time, the Internet officially celebrated its 30’th birthday this year. It took almost 10 years before 10% of the population had adopted its use. It’s a bit easier to measure adoption of devices that use the Internet and other technologies. And, as this chart indicates, the technologies that we all grew up with and took for granted, like telephone and electricity, all took relatively long periods of time for people to adopt at a high level. It took 25 year for 10% of the population to start using the telephone. It took 30 years for 10% of the population to use electricity. Most of the internet enabled devices like computers, smart phones, and tablets took less than ten years. And tablets, less than 5.I think it is that speed in which technology is taking over that has a lot of people concerned about the economic impacts of this technology on our communities, or the lack of impact due to insufficient broadband. People are worried about being left behind. I think our Center has played a role in helping community leaders beginning to ask the right kinds of questions.
  • In actuality there is not a lot of truly new data on the economic impact of broadband. In many ways it’s a bit like trying to determine the economic impact of oxygen. Oxygen allows us to live and do the things that contribute to the economy. The Internet is also an enabling technology. It does little on its own, but enables so many devices and applications.
  • ~$1.4 billion for wired over 5 years (construction and operations)/$290 million = 4.8 year pay back (After that you would only have the annual operating expenses of ~$89 million with an annual return of $290 million.~$2.6 billion for wireless over 5 years (construction and operations)/340 million = 7.7 year pay back
  • I hope by now that all of you have utilized the PSC Link Wisconsin data. If we look at that data based on Maximum Advertised download speeds for wirline providers, we can visualize what is obvious to most of us. The urbanized areas of the state are fairly well served while the rural areas lag behind. The red areas on this map indicate download speeds greater than 25 mbps. The areas that are less red, have speeds lower than that. You
  • These prices range from $34.95 – $999.95 with an average of $209 per month. Solarus is now offers 1 Gbps for $600 to residents (businesses are more expensive) in the Wisconsin Rapids area and the Reedsburg municipal utility recently announced and published their monthly rate of $274.99 per month. We know there are other providers like the Baldwin Telephone Company and the Vernon County Telephone Cooperative that say that 1 Gbps service is available, but there isn’t a published rate.
  • Direct effect refers to production change associated with a change in demand for the good itself. It is the initial impact to the economy, which is exogenous to the model. Direct effects include respective portions of the amount initially injected into the regional economy (non-local spending in the region)Indirect effect refers to the secondary impact caused by changing input needs of directly affected industries (e.g., additional input purchases to produce additional output). It concerns inter-industry transactions: The Grocery Stores has a demand for locally produced materials needed to produce their product (often foodstuff)Induced effect is caused by changes in household spending due to the additional employment generated by direct and indirect effects. The Induced Effect measure the effects of the changes in household income and the spending of this increased household income on consumption itemsDirect Impact: As a result, using our numbers from the previous slides, we conclude that in Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas part-time residents would directly contribute with$76,237,672.35 (31,180 x 52.5 % x $4,657.93) dollars in the local economy if they had better access to internet 31,180 (seasonal houses)52.5% (percentage of households with internet access issues)$4,657.93 (additional spending a year per seasonal home) - Multiplying $125.89 (average daily expenditure) times 37 (average number of extra days residents would spend in their vacationing homes) gives us a total of $4,657.93 additional dollars per seasonal home spent a year in the local economy if owners had broadband internet connectivity
  • A note from the Public Service Commission: As part of the LinkWISCONSIN Broadband expansion effort, the Public Service Commission (PSC) is using an app, the LinkWISCONSIN Drive Test, to better understand Wisconsin’s mobile Broadband coverage maps. This app runs automatic tests on your smartphone to record connection speeds as you travel, making little maintenance for you! These tests, aggregated with over 100,000 collected tests will give the PSC a better view of the local details of mobile Broadband coverage. This app does not collect personal data from your phone, as we are only interested in connectivity and factors that affect it. However, for this app do be effective, the PSC needs volunteers with smart devices to run the app. Please email the PSC at PSCStateBroadbandOffice@Wisconsin.gov and express interest in using the app. A member of the PSC’s Broadband team will reach out and help install the app. With the Drive Test’s ability to take frequent tests, the PSC is looking for app users from across the state on all phone provider networks, so your smart device can help! However, if you have less than 1 gigabit in your data plan, you can do less frequent testing with the LinkWISCONSIN Mobile Test app, searchable on the Apple App or Google Play store.
  • A good example of what a decent participation effort can do for us can bee seen through the test locations of our advanced app through the month of November.Through the first 19 days, we have 17 devices, largely based in Madison, taking tests and not covering a very balanced chunk of the state.However around the 20th, we deployed the advanced app on 50 DNR smart phones and saw our test count multiply and we began to cover a much larger sample of the state.There are still plenty of areas and mobile broadband carriers across the state that do not have sufficient test data for analysis that can be shared with ISPs.
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  • WiscNet Future Technologies Conference presentation 5.1.14

    1. 1. Broadband Catching up, Catching on and Moving Forward Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center Future Technology Conference May 1, 2014 http://broadband.uwex.edu | Twitter @WI_Broadband | WI_Broadband@uwex.edu
    2. 2. Collaboration | Partnership | Engaging | Educating | Training Connected Communities: Helping Wisconsin Compete in a Global Marketplace Economic Development Capacity/Capability Building Leadership Development Digital Inclusion
    3. 3. Collaboration | Partnership | Engaging | Educating | Training Connected Communities: Helping Wisconsin Compete in a Global Marketplace Economic Development Capacity/Capability Building Leadership Development Digital Inclusion
    4. 4. Collaboration | Partnership | Engaging | Educating | Training Connected Communities: Helping Wisconsin Compete in a Global Marketplace Economic Development Capacity/Capability Building Leadership Development Digital Inclusion
    5. 5. Collaboration | Partnership | Engaging | Educating | Training Connected Communities: Helping Wisconsin Compete in a Global Marketplace Economic Development Capacity/Capability Building Leadership Development Digital Inclusion
    6. 6. Collaboration | Partnership | Engaging | Educating | Training Connected Communities: Helping Wisconsin Compete in a Global Marketplace Economic Development Capacity/Capability Building Leadership Development Digital Inclusion
    7. 7. Tools, Resources, Information Broadband.uwex.edu/resources
    8. 8. U.S. Technology Adoption Rates (10% Penetration)
    9. 9. CAIs Are Major Economic Engines In Most of Our Communities….
    10. 10. Broadband Is An Enabling Technology http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/treg/broadband/ITU-BB-Reports_Impact-of-Broadband-on-the-Economy.pdf
    11. 11. What is the Return for $1 Billion+ Investment?
    12. 12. Max Adv. Download Speed, Wireline http://wi.linkamericadata.org/
    13. 13. Second Home Study: Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties (Preliminary!) Impact Type Employment Labor Income Output Direct Effect 1,454 $23,528,923 $55,778,505 Indirect Effect 109 $4,294,936 $12,867,676 Induced Effect 188 $7,281,161 $22,466,186 Total Effect 1,751 $35,105,021 $91,112,368
    14. 14. Hands-on Assistance & Partnerships
    15. 15. PSC Initiatives: BAT https://apps.costquest.com/bat/home
    16. 16. Test Mobile Broadband! LinkWISCONSIN Drive Test App Tests mobile Broadband speeds to better understand coverage map accuracy. Collects connectivity and location data, does NOT gather personal data. Volunteers are needed to provide comprehensive testing across the state! Contact PSCStateBroadbandOffice@wisconsin.gov to help! The LinkWISCONSIN Mobile Test is on app stores for data plans < 1 GB. Anyone with a smart mobile device can help!
    17. 17. Testing Mobile Broadband March 2013-January 31st, 2014 tests: 66,791 Tests, November 1 – 19 Colors represent individual phones.
    18. 18. We Listen and We Respond • Facilitate/Participate • Webinars • High-speed Bits • Videos • Broadband Resources • Broadband Reference Guide • CAN Manual • Building Subscribership • Creating Technology Council
    19. 19. Digital Leaders • Working with Stakeholders and Local Leaders • Collaborating with libraries and schools • Engaging youth • Educating Communities • Creating Resources • Fairs, Expos, Trainings
    20. 20. Present and Teach • County/State-wide Presentations • Webinars • High-speed Bits • Trainings for County Officials (iPad) • Broadband Boot Camps 26 Mini-High Speed Broadband Boot Camp ***
    21. 21. Addressing the Issue of Funding • We Track Opportunities • Statewide: PSC • Federal: FCC, USDA • We Encourage Collective Efforts: • Public Private Partnerships • Collective Efforts • Collaborations
    22. 22. Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center Maria Alvarez Stroud Jill Hietpas Andy Lewis Jennifer Smith http://broadband.uwex.edu | Twitter @WI_Broadband | WI_Broadband@uwex.edu