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  • 1. www.treacyinfo.com Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level 1 Will broadband funding from the State help your community? A Webinar Presented April 4, 2014 Update on 2014 Broadband Legislation
  • 2. www.treacyinfo.com Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level 2 Agenda Current bills Key items still in play; impact of those choices Current Status Ways to get your voice heard at the Capitol Important timelines/dates
  • 3. www.treacyinfo.com Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level 3 Funding for Broadband Support Three key pieces of legislation Broadband Development Grant Program $100 million dollar recommendation from Broadband Task Force $450,000 for mapping and research $250,000 for Office of Broadband Development
  • 4. www.treacyinfo.com Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level 4 Broadband Development Grant Program To build networks • Must scale to 100 Mbps • Middle and Last Mile networks only • Reaching anchor institutions desirable
  • 5. www.treacyinfo.com Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level 5 Encourage adoption (desired) • Have community support (bonus points for outside funding) • Support telemedicine • Serve economically distressed areas • Upgrade greatest number of houses/businesses Broadband Development Grant Program
  • 6. www.treacyinfo.com Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level 6 Funding for Broadband Development • Established the Broadband Development Grant Program • $25 million one time appropriation • Priority on unserved • FCC Definition- 4 mbps down/1mbps up • Focus on underserved • State goal definition House
  • 7. www.treacyinfo.com Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level 7 Key Items Funding amount Definition of unserved vs. underserved
  • 8. www.treacyinfo.com Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level 8 Status- House Included in the House Supplemental Budget Bill (HF3172) Passed on April 3rd by the entire body Will go to conference committee • Includes grant program, mapping, and Office of Broadband Development funding
  • 9. www.treacyinfo.com Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level 9 Status – Senate Introduced as SF2056 http://tinyurl.com/sf2056 Heard in first Senate committee Did not make key deadlines Appears stalled
  • 10. www.treacyinfo.com Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level 10 Advocacy Contact your legislators Thank your House member Contact Governor Contact Conference Committee members (to be announced) Contact leadership in Senate and/or House
  • 11. www.treacyinfo.com Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level 11 Leadership • Speaker of the House Paul Thissen (DFL-Minneapolis) 651-296-5375 • Senate Majority Leader Thomas M. Bakk (DFL-Cook) 651-296-8881
  • 12. www.treacyinfo.com Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level 12 Presenter contact information Senator Matt Schmit (DFL-Red Wing) Sen.Matt.Schmit@senate.mn Dan Dorman, Greater MN Business Partnership dan@gmnp.org Laura Ziegler, League of Minnesota Cities lziegler@lmc.org