•Feasibility Study Lessons Learned, Ann Treacy, Treacy Information Services

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  • Dakota County went from $700,000 to $15,000
  • •Feasibility Study Lessons Learned, Ann Treacy, Treacy Information Services

    1. 1. Click to edit Master title style Lessons from RuralClick to edit Master Minnesota • Click to edit Master • text styles text Studies Broadband Feasibilitystyles – Second level – Second level • Third level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level – Fourth level » Fifth level Ann Treacy atreacy@treacyinfo.com http://blandinonbroadband.org 1 www.treacyinfo.com
    2. 2. Click to edit Master Studies Communities with title style • •City of to edit Master Click Staples/ Todd County text styles – of Winthrop • City Second level • Third level (Renville County) – Fourth level • Cloquet Valley level » Fifth • Cook County • Kanabec County • • • • • Lac qui Parle EDA • Click to edit Master text styles Lakefield – Second Northfield level • Third level Red Wing Fourth level – » Fifth Redwood Falls/ level Redwood County • SouthWest Central Service Cooperative 2 www.treacyinfo.com
    3. 3. Click to edit Master title style Each Community is Different! • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level – Fourth level » Fifth level 3 www.treacyinfo.com
    4. 4. Click to edit Master title style Investigated • • • • • • Click to Basics: Cost versus Revenue • Click to edit Master Businessedit Master text styles text styles Keys to Success (ARRA) – Second level – Second level • Private Public Third level Partnerships • Third level – Fourth level – Fourth level TechnologyFifth level » Scenarios » Fifth level Local Champions 4 www.treacyinfo.com
    5. 5. Click to edit Master title style Financial Components • Business Case Projections of Costs and • Click to • Click to edit Master Revenuesedit Master text styles text styles • Balance Sheets – Second level – Second level • Statements • Third level • IncomeThird level – Fourth level – Fourth level • Cash Flow » Fifth level Statements » Fifth level • Capital and Operational Breakeven Analysis • Sensitivity Analysis for Competitive Responses 5 www.treacyinfo.com
    6. 6. Click to editCosts title style Master • Click to edit Master Planning and Engineering text styles – Second level • Construction • Third level • Equipment level – Fourth » Fifth level • Backbone Access • Operations (Marketing, customer support, technology management) • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level Fiber to the Farm is expensive! 6 www.treacyinfo.com
    7. 7. Click to edit Master title style Financing & Revenue • • Click to editand State Grants Master Loansstyles text – Second level • Federal Grants and • Loans Third level – Fourth level • Municipal General » Fifth level Obligation Bonding • Revenue Bonds • Residential Customers • Click to edit Master text styles • Business Customers – Tenants • AnchorSecond level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level • Wholesale Model Open Access Network • Money saved 7 www.treacyinfo.com
    8. 8. Click Private Partnership Publicto edit Master title style • there one Master • Click to edit Master • Is Click to edit obvious potential partner? text styles text styles • Are there several partners? Second level – Second level – – Open Access Network • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level • Is there no likely partner? • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level – Look to area providers – Make the business case better – Consider a Cooperative Approach 8 www.treacyinfo.com
    9. 9. Click to edit Master title style Technology Scenarios • Click to edit Master • Click FTTP (Fiber to the Premise) to edit Master text styles text styles FTTN (Fiber to the Node/Neighborhood) – Second level – Second level Third level Open• Access Fiber Network • Third level – Fourth level – Fourth level Open Access Network with wireless level » Fifth level » Fifth overlay • Open Access Network that serves community anchor institutions • • • • Phased is OK just make sure you’re going forward 9 www.treacyinfo.com
    10. 10. ClickLocal Champion style to edit Master title • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level – Fourth level » Fifth level Leadership: You Have to do it yourself but you can’t do it alone. 10 www.treacyinfo.com
    11. 11. Robust to edit Master title style Broadband Networks Click Feasibility Grants • Click to edit Master $25,000 for community text styles study – Second level • $40,000 county or • Third level multi-community – Fourth level study » Fifth level • 1:1 match • Next deadline April 4, 2014 • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level http://tinyurl.com/BFfeasibility 11 www.treacyinfo.com
    12. 12. Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles • Click to edit Master text styles Thank you! level – Second level – Second • Third level Ann Treacy • Third level – Fourth level – Fourth level » Fifth level » Fifth level atreacy@treacyinfo.com 12 www.treacyinfo.com

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