BROADBAND MAPPING/PLANNING - WI STATUS CHECK

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Presentation to the Assembly Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs

Gary A. Evenson, Administrator
Nick Linden, Assistant Administrator
Telecommunications Division
Public Service Commission

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  • 1. BROADBAND MAPPING/PLANNINGWI STATUS CHECK
    June 15, 2010
    Presentation to
    Assembly Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
    Gary A. Evenson, Administrator
    Nick Linden, Assistant Administrator
    Telecommunications Division
    Public Service Commission
  • 2. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
    Goal:
    to expand broadband access to unserved and underserved communities across the U.S., increase jobs, spur investments in technology and infrastructure, and provide long-term economic benefits. 
    2
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 3. ARRA
    Federal grants and loans are to support several project types:
    $7.2 Billion
    NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration)
    RUS (Rural Utility Service)
    Purposes
    Middle mile (anchor institutions)
    Last mile expansions
    Public Computing Centers
    Sustainable Broadband Adoption
    Mapping and Planning <<<<<<<<<<<
    3
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 4. Where’s the Broadband?
    4
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 5. MAPPING Federal Program Overview
    Overview
    NTIA (Dept. of Commerce) program to collect and display data and maps for broadband availability across the U.S.
    As part of the Broadband Data Improvement Act (BDIA), the State Broadband Data and Development Program will fund projects that document comprehensive and accurate state-level broadband mapping.
    $140 million in funding to states to collect data, develop maps, & develop broadband plans.
    Timeline
    Broadband Data Improvement Act
    Farm Bill 2008 framed the program
    Stimulus Bill (ARRA) – Feb. 2009
    Provided funding
    Grant Applications due Aug. 2009
    Awards Nov. 2009
    Initial Dataset Due Mar. 31,2010
    Data due every 6 months through 2011.
    5
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 6. NTIA program– mapping/planning
    ARRA made $350 M available to states for broadband mapping and planning
    • PSC was designated by Governor Doyle
    PSC applied (08/09) and was approved (11/09)
    Grant was $1.7 M
    ($1.2 M for mapping; $ .5 M for planning)
    6
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 7. NTIA program– PSC mapping/planning
    PSC did an RFP and retained LinkAMERICA
    Mapping and planning efforts underway
    Program will be known
    as LinkWISCONSIN >>>>>>>>
    Supplemental grant application due by July 1.
    For years 3, 4 and 5 for mapping and for additional planning
    PSC plans to apply
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
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  • 8. Mapping Program
    OVERVIEW
    Development of comprehensive statewide map of broadband availability:
    • Inform Providers of program’s purpose and benefits
    • 9. Providers not required to participate, but are highly encouraged
    • 10. Negotiate NDA’s to protect sensitive network infrastructure and customer data
    • 11. Develop interactive online map for consumer and policy-maker use
    • 12. Update maps every six months
    • 13. Validate provider data using consumers and third party data
    • 14. Identify anchor institutions and other resources that will help expand broadband availability and adoption
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    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 15. Mapping Program
    Next Steps
    State Mapping Program as of June 2010:
    • More than 80% of the state’s Broadband Providers submitted data prior to Mar. 31 deadline
    • 16. Providers who submitted data reviewed check maps for accuracy before submissions sent to NTIA
    • 17. Wisconsin 1 of only 10 states to meet NTIA deadline of 3/31
    • 18. Data as of July ‘09
    • 19. Online interactive map currently in development
    • 20. Test versions being vetted by PSC
    • 21. Public beta version of map expected by end of June 2010
    • 22. Additional features added throughout summer
    • 23. Update of underlying data & fresh mapping output in Oct/Nov 2010
    9
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 24. 6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
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  • 25. 6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
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  • 26. Big Picture –Bringing Mapping and Planning Together to Build Plans
    12
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 27. PLANNING Program Overview
    Broadband coverage info itself is not the goal. Information needs to be used to ensure new broadband investments will result in:
    • Better jobs
    • 28. Economic Opportunity
    • 29. Expanded access to health care
    • 30. Better Education
    • 31. Enhanced public safety
    • 32. Effective government
    Working to remove supply-side and demand-side barriers.
    Access
    Use
    13
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 33. Planning Deliverables
    2010: Create eight regional broadband development plans that are:
    • Doable – realistic given available resources
    • 34. Effective – meaningfully responds to needs in each region
    • 35. Fundable – tied to national/state priorities
    • 36. Measurable – defined benchmarks & accountable actions
    • 37. Supportive – builds on and supports efforts already underway
    14
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 38. Next StepsEngage Regional Planning Leadership
    WHAT – Identify and consult with representatives from from key Wisconsin stakeholders
    WHO – LinkAMERICA planning Team and PSC
    HOW – Targeted invitations to be determined. Primarily engaged through scheduled conference calls
    WHEN – Organized by end of June, 2010
    15
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 39. Next Steps:Engage Public Through Short Videos
    WHAT -- A series of short videos illustrating how broadband can be of benefit to Wisconsin communities
    WHO -- Prepared by LinkAMERICA planning team. The videos are designed to reach-out to the general public in all regions of the state
    HOW -- Available on the LinkWISCONSIN website and at convenient locations such as libraries and community centers
    WHEN – Available July 2010
    16
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 40. Next Steps:Implement Regional Workshops
    WHAT -- Organize and conduct a regional workshop in each of the 8 Wisconsin Planning Regions
    WHO – Facilitated by LinkAMERICA together with an appropriate Wisconsin partner organization
    HOW – Engage Wisconsin broadband planning team to develop successful strategies to gain inclusive participation
    WHEN – Have venues identified and ready to issue invitations by late July. First workshop in mid-August
    17
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 41. Next Steps:Draft Regional Plans
    WHAT -- Create 8 regional broadband development and expanded adoption plans.
    WHO – LinkAMERICA planning team and a team of volunteers in each region.
    HOW – LinkAMERICA planning team will facilitate the work of regional volunteer committees organized around regional priorities.
    WHEN – Begin after each regional workshop and completed over the fall.
    18
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 42. Priorities for Broadband Planning
    How we engage
    the public
    19
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 43. ARRA
    What is happening beyond mapping and planning?
    Broadband Grants and Loans
    NTIA and RUS
    Two rounds of funding
    20
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 44. Broadband Grants and Loans
    NTIA and RUS
    Round 1
    Focus was unserved and underserved
    2200 applications. (88 WI)
    $28 B in requests
    Round 1 done - 140 grants or loans approved (3 for WI)
    Round 2 pending
    NTIA focus now middle mile & anchor institutions
    1643 NTIA/RUS applications. (79 WI)
    $22.2 B in requests
    Still under review – action expected this summer
    21
    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 45. ROUND 1
    NTIA (grants)
    BTOP
    Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program
    Infrastructure
    Public Computing Centers (PCC)
    Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA)
    Three awards for WI
    DOA – fiber for BadgerNet $28.7 M
    UW System – a Dane County project $5.1 M
    OneEconomy – multistate project on adoption $28.5 M
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    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 46. ROUND 1
    RUS (grants/loans)
    BIP
    Last mile focus
    Preference to existing/former borrowers
    50 mile rule
    No awards in WI
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    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 47. ROUND 2
    NTIA
    CCI (change of focus)
    SBA
    PCC
    46 applications for WI
    • RUS
    Still a last mile focus. Change of view on underserved.
    5 MB preference
    No 50 mile rule
    33 applications for WI
    CCI
    Comprehensive Community Infrastructure
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    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs
  • 48. Agenda for rest of 2010 and beyond
    • Make interactive maps available
    • 49. Turn up the new Link.Wisconsin.gov website
    • 50. Regional planning team organization
    • 51. Provide training and technical assistance to each regional broadband planning team to facilitate plan implementation
    • 52. Prepare final state broadband development and adoption plan
    • 53. Continue to work the mapping project
    • 54. Updates
    • 55. Verification
    • 56. Additional funding
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    6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs