U.S.UCAN.org • Enable for the anchor community what the Internet2 organiza=on has provided for higher educa=on • Integrate new CAIs into the R&E community • Func=oning community of users: convening authority, working groups, standards, problem solving, sharing best prac=ces and technical know how, “virtual help desk,” training, R&D, policy advocacy, etc. • Goal to have something “up and running” by the =me the network builds are completed (approx. 18-‐24 months) • Start as a project within Internet2 • Modest, but growing, staﬃng requirement – resources?
Task Force Recommenda2ons Founda2on elements Transi2on beginning in 2012 Create a U.S.UCAN Council to Create U.S.UCAN Council Bootstrap the U.S.UCAN Council and use advise all elements of the overall council to help with E.D. search U.S.UCAN program Internet2 should create and host a Hire a permanent Reopen search for ED; Hire in early 2012 U.S.UCAN Na=onal Program Oﬃce Execu=ve Director with an es=mated budget of $1.9M using a viable cost recovery model Migrate SEGP program to Prepare budget covering transi=onal period; [to be phased in over mul3ple U.S.UCAN Begin transi=on of SEGP revenue to cover NPO years] costs and allow for replacement of network revenue; Con=nue to approach Gates Founda=on to assist in transi=onal funding Migrate rural health program to U.S.UCAN The Primary mission of U.S.UCAN Develop U.S. UCAN Pilot aﬃliate model with a small number of full should be to assist CAIs in aﬃliate program to service regionals and a non-‐R&E BTOP winner connec=ng to broadband ARN support CAIs in each networks. [by collabora3ng with aﬃliated state ARNs and CAIs to drive advanced applica3ons, develop best prac3ces, Create logical segrega=on Build dis=nct cost basis for US-‐UCAN network iden3fy emerging trends and of R&E network from US-‐ on new network founda=on. engage cons3tuents] UCAN (SEGP) network.
U.S. UCAN Aﬃliate program • Organiza=ons were invited to submit proposals to par=cipate • 14 aﬃliate organiza=ons organized into 5 groups – Wiscnet, Indiana Gigapop, Morenet – CENIC, PNWGP – MAGPI, OARnet, NYSERnet – MCNC, FLR, MDren – UEN, IRON, Montana • Aﬃliates iden=fying common issues, opportuni=es, challenges • Workshop held April26 19 6/6/12
Format / agenda • 5 speakers covering public safety, public media, healthcare, libraries, K12 educa=on • Short presenta=ons followed by extended Q&A / discussion • Working lunch to iden=fy key opportuni=es • Breakout sessions roughly organized around geographic regions focused on taking advantage of the opportuni=es • Report out from breakouts • Full group discussion of reports • Wrap up
General impressions • Lots of energy • Very posi=ve • Very liule skep=cism or nega=vity • Very broad and diverse auendance – All aﬃliates except Montana present – MERIT sent 3! – AARnet, REDclara, CERnet – Several speakers stayed for the en=re event • Anxious to do it again – selected the moderator for the next workshop
Key ﬁndings • Step 1 for CAIs is solid, high performance connec=vity • Need Net+ like services speciﬁcally packaged for CAIs • US UCAN needs dedicated communica=ons support • Aﬃliates want to co-‐brand services with US UCAN • We should use this opportunity to enlist public media’s ability as story tellers • US UCAN and aﬃliates need to go where the money is – e.g. health care • Grouping of Aﬃliates is successful and important • Lots of opportuni=es for synergy across sectors once the connec=vity hurdle is cleared
Next Steps • Immediate – Develop an ac=on plan for each Aﬃliate Group – Develop a porxolio of successful CAI stories – Develop a communica=on plan for stories and branding – Iden=fy bandwidth guidelines by sector • Focus on required applica=ons – Iden=fy champions for Health, Public Media and Public Safety – Push forward with speed test project • Longer Term – Repository of CAI success stories, best prac=ces and contacts – Rela=onship with Public Media and successful crea=on of programming – Signiﬁcant US UCAN presence at Internet2 FMM – US UCAN presenta=on by CAIs and aﬃliate at professional mee=ngs such as HIMSS 24 6/6/12
U.S.UCAN Questions?Mark Johnson - email@example.com 6/6/12