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Presentation by Bill Schrier, Chief Technology Officer of the City of Seattle, at an FCC Panel on Network Neutrality, April 28, 2010

Presentation by Bill Schrier, Chief Technology Officer of the City of Seattle, at an FCC Panel on Network Neutrality, April 28, 2010

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    Schrier Open Internet FCC Panel 04 28 10 Schrier Open Internet FCC Panel 04 28 10 Presentation Transcript

    • Preserving an Open Internet – a City Government Perspective
      Bill Schrier
      Chief Technology Officer, City of Seattle
      FCC Workshop – Seatle – 28 April 2010
    • Seattle: Innovation Leader
      Boeing ~ Jets
      Microsoft ~ software
      Starbucks ~ coffee
      Amazon ~ e-retailing
      T-Mobile ~ wireless
      Web and Internet
      Pacific Rim
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    • City 2006 Task Force
      Within a decade, all of Seattle will have affordable access to an interactive, open, broadband network capable of supporting applications and services
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      using integrated layers of voice, video and data, with sufficient capacity to meet the ongoing information, communications and entertainment needs of the city’s citizens, businesses, institutions and municipal government.”
    • It’s about the Duopoly
      Cable: Broadstripe & Comcast
      Phone: Qwest
      Competition?
      Seattle HHI = 4089
      (HHI above 1800 is “limited”)
      Control of network and content
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      HHI = Herfindahl-Hirschman index, the most commonly used measure of market concentration or market competition used by the U.S.
      (DOJ) when reviewing potential mergers.
    • It’s About the Size of the Pipe
      National Plan – 100 squared
      Fiber to the Premise
      Open Access possible
      Multiple competing providers
      Local intra nets
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    • Economy depends upon Neutrality
      Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks
      Googe, Cozi, Real Networks
      Neighborhood and Home businesses
      Public Engagement
      It’s About the Businesses who Use the Pipe
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    • 2009 Seattle Access Report
      New media – blogs and video
      First Gen Americans
      Skype and YouTube
      Multiple languages
      98118 diversity
      It’s about the People who use the Pipe
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    • It’s about the People who use the Pipe
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      • 88% home computers
      • 84% Internet
      • 74% beyond dial-up
      • Substantial divide
      • Seniors
      • People of color
    • Two-way HDTV and more
      Telework, commuting
      Tele-education, medicine
      Reduce transportation
      Reduce greenhouse gas
      Reduce use of oil
      It’s about the Nation and the Planet
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    • Rules important now
      Much more important in the future
      Economy
      Innovation
      Quality of Life
      Preservation of nation, planet
      Bottom Line
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