U.S.UCAN	  and	  its	  role	  in	  Wisconsin	                                                                             ...
February	  2009:	  An	  inflec=on	  point…	  From	  BroadbandUSA.gov:	  	  The	  American	  Reinvestment	  and	  Recovery	 ...
July	  2009:	  NTIA	  Broadband	  Technologies	  Opportunity	  Program	  (BTOP)	  Round	  1	  NOFA:	  	   •  Sec=on	  6001...
•  December	  2009:	  First	  BTOP	  winners	  announced	  •  January	  15	  2010:	  BTOP	  Round	  2	  NOFA	  released	  ...
Na=onal	  Broadband	  Plan:	  	  “Unified	  Community	  Anchor	  Network”	  (PP	  154-­‐55,	  194)	   •  In	  the	  past,	 ...
Na=onal	  Broadband	  Plan:	  	  “Unified	  Community	  Anchor	  Network”	  (PP	  154-­‐55,	  194)	   •  One	  approach	  t...
Na=onal	  Broadband	  Plan:	  	  “Unified	  Community	  Anchor	  Network”	  (PP	  154-­‐55,	  194)	      Recommenda=on	  8....
BTOP	  Round	  2	  NOFA:	  	  CCI	  priority	  criteria:	   •  …	  deploy	  Middle	  Mile	  broadband	  infrastructure	   ...
The	  Research	  &	  Educa=on	  Network	  Model	   •  Advanced	  networks	  tailored	  to	  specific	  needs	  of	  users	 ...
U.S.UCAN	  Proposal:	   •  …na3onal	  infrastructure	  project	  to	  3e	  together	      all	  anchor	  networks	  funded...
BTOP	   	  	                      Free… Like a PuppyBTOP is a capital program.There is no money for operations! Applicants...
Goals	  of	  the	  U.S.	  UCAN	  Project:	   •  Leverage	  the	  Internet2	  Network	  and	  the	  Research	  &	  Educa=on...
Planned	  100G	  Internet2	  Network	  	  in	  support	  of	  U.S.	  UCAN	           13	  –	  6/6/12,	  ©	  2011	  Interne...
  	   	  Infrastructure	  Goals	  •  Provide	  a	  leading	  genera=on	  na=onal	  scale	  infrastructure	  to	       supp...
U.S.UCAN.org	  •  Enable	  for	  the	  anchor	  community	  what	  the	  Internet2	     organiza=on	  has	  provided	  for...
Task	  Force	  on	  CAI	  Economic	  Models	  “Develop	  an	  economic	  model(s)	  that	  will	  assist	  regional	  and	...
Task	  Force	  Members	            Task	  Force	  Chair	  	            	                                    Tom	  Rolfes	 ...
Task	  Force	  Recommenda2ons	                       Founda2on	  elements	                Transi2on	  beginning	  in	  201...
U.S.	  UCAN	  Affiliate	  program	  •  Organiza=ons	  were	  invited	  to	  submit	  proposals	  to	  par=cipate	  •  14	  a...
US	  UCAN	  Workshop	                     Mark	  Johnson 	                              4.26.12	                  20	  –	 ...
Format	  /	  agenda	  •  5	  speakers	  covering	  public	  safety,	  public	  media,	  healthcare,	     libraries,	  K12	...
General	  impressions	  •    Lots	  of	  energy	  •    Very	  posi=ve	  •    Very	  liule	  skep=cism	  or	  nega=vity	  •...
Key	  findings	  •  Step	  1	  for	  CAIs	  is	  solid,	  high	  performance	  connec=vity	  •  Need	  Net+	  like	  servic...
Next	  Steps	  •  Immediate	      –    Develop	  an	  ac=on	  plan	  for	  each	  Affiliate	  Group	      –    Develop	  a	 ...
U.S.UCAN	                           Questions?Mark Johnson - mj@usucan.org                                      6/6/12	  
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  1. 1. U.S.UCAN  and  its  role  in  Wisconsin     Mark  Johnson   Interim  Execu=ve  Director,  U.S.  UCAN   May  8,  2012   1  –  6/6/12,  ©  2011  U.S.  UCAN  
  2. 2. February  2009:  An  inflec=on  point…  From  BroadbandUSA.gov:    The  American  Reinvestment  and  Recovery  Act  appropriated  $7.2  billion  for  the  Department  of  Agricultures  Rural  U=li=es  Service  (RUS)  and  the  Department  of  Commerces  Na=onal  Telecommunica=ons  Informa=on  Administra=on  (NTIA)  to  expand  broadband  access  and  adop=on  in  communi=es  across  the  U.S.,  which  will  increase  jobs,  spur  investments  in  technology  and  infrastructure,  and  provide  long-­‐term  economic  benefits.       2  –  6/6/12,  ©  2011  U.S.  UCAN  
  3. 3. July  2009:  NTIA  Broadband  Technologies  Opportunity  Program  (BTOP)  Round  1  NOFA:     •  Sec=on  6001  of  the  Recovery  Act  establishes  a  na=onal   broadband  service  development  and  expansion  program  to   promote  five  core  purposes:   –  a.  To  provide  access  to  broadband  service  to  consumers  residing  in   unserved  areas  of  the  country;   –  b.  To  provide  improved  access  to  broadband  service  to  consumers   residing  in  underserved  areas  of  the  country;   –  c.  To  provide  broadband  access,  educa2on,  awareness,  training,   equipment,  and  support  to  community  anchor  ins2tu2ons  (e.g.,   schools,  libraries,  medical  facili2es),  or  organiza2ons  and  agencies   serving  vulnerable  popula2ons  (e.g.,  low-­‐  income,  unemployed,  aged),   or  job-­‐  crea2ng  strategic  facili2es  located  in  state-­‐  or  federally   designated  economic  development  areas;   –  d.  To  improve  access  to,  and  use  of,  broadband  service  by  public  safety   agencies;  and   –  e.  To  s=mulate  the  demand  for  broadband,  economic  growth,  and  job   crea=on.15   NOFA: Notice of Funds Availability i.e. Federal announcement of the grant program 3  –  6/6/12,  ©  2011  U.S.  UCAN  
  4. 4. •  December  2009:  First  BTOP  winners  announced  •  January  15  2010:  BTOP  Round  2  NOFA  released     due  March  15  •  March  2010:  Na=onal  Broadband  Plan  released   4  –  6/6/12,  ©  2011  U.S.  UCAN  
  5. 5. Na=onal  Broadband  Plan:    “Unified  Community  Anchor  Network”  (PP  154-­‐55,  194)   •  In  the  past,  the  connec3vity  needs  of  research  ins3tu3ons   have  been  met  by  non-­‐profit  research  and  educa0on  (R&E)   networks  such  as  Internet2  and  Na3onal  LambdaRail.  R&E   networks  played  a  central  role  in  the  development  and   growth  of  the  Internet  itself  through  ARPANET  and  later   NSFNET.  Today,  similar  R&E  networks  provide  high-­‐speed   (10  Mbps-­‐1  Gbps)  connec3vity  to  66,000  community  anchor   ins3tu3ons.  But  more  can  be  done—it  is  es3mated  that  only   one-­‐third  of  anchor  ins3tu3ons  have  access  to  an  R&E   network  today.  This  model  should  be  expanded  to  other   community  ins0tu0ons.   5  –  6/6/12,  ©  2011  U.S.  UCAN  
  6. 6. Na=onal  Broadband  Plan:    “Unified  Community  Anchor  Network”  (PP  154-­‐55,  194)   •  One  approach  to  ensure  connec3vity  for  facili3es   that  serve  public  purposes  is  to  give  a  non-­‐profit   ins0tu0on  the  mission  and  capability  to  focus  on   serving  the  broadband  needs  of  public  ins0tu0ons,   including  health  clinics,  community  colleges,   schools,  community  centers,  libraries,  museums,   and  other  public  access  points.     6  –  6/6/12,  ©  2011  U.S.  UCAN  
  7. 7. Na=onal  Broadband  Plan:    “Unified  Community  Anchor  Network”  (PP  154-­‐55,  194)   Recommenda=on  8.22:  The  federal   government  and  state  governments   should  develop  an  ins2tu2onal   framework  that  will  help  America s   anchor  ins2tu2ons  obtain  broadband   connec2vity,  training,  applica2ons   and  services.     7  –  6/6/12,  ©  2009  Internet2  
  8. 8. BTOP  Round  2  NOFA:    CCI  priority  criteria:   •  …  deploy  Middle  Mile  broadband  infrastructure   with  a  commitment  to  offer  new  or  substan2ally   upgraded  service  to  community  anchor   ins2tu2ons.     •  …  incorporate  a  public-­‐private  partnership     •  …  serve  community  colleges     •  …  serve  public  safety     8  –  6/6/12,  ©  2011  U.S.  UCAN  
  9. 9. The  Research  &  Educa=on  Network  Model   •  Advanced  networks  tailored  to  specific  needs  of  users   –  High  capacity,  uncongested,  transparent,  leading  edge  network   technologies  (IPv6,  mul=cast)  –   advanced  applica=ons  ready   –  Priced  to  encourage,  not  discourage,  new  use,  new  applica=ons,   growth   •  Networks  owned,  controlled,  directed  by  their  users   •  Operated  with  full  community  transparency   •  Three  =ers:  na=onal,  regional/state,  local   •  Non-­‐profit,  public  purpose   •  Facilita=ng  an  ac2ve  “community  of  users”  as  important  as  the   network  itself  –  self  help,  virtual  help  desk,  experiments,   collabora=on,  problem  solving,  training,  etc.       •  A  people  network  that  makes  the  technical  network  useful   9  –  6/6/12,  ©  2011  U.S.  UCAN  
  10. 10. U.S.UCAN  Proposal:   •  …na3onal  infrastructure  project  to  3e  together   all  anchor  networks  funded  by  BTOP.   •  This  proposal  expands  the  model  used  today.   •  …this  project  glues  the  winning  BTOP  projects   together  as  a  whole.  Simply  put,  this  project   does  not  compete  with  other  BTOP  projects;  it   completes  them.   10  –  6/6/12,  ©  2011  U.S.  UCAN  
  11. 11. BTOP       Free… Like a PuppyBTOP is a capital program.There is no money for operations! Applicants had toshow a plan for financial sustainability over 8 years. 11  –  6/6/12,  ©  2011  U.S.  UCAN  
  12. 12. Goals  of  the  U.S.  UCAN  Project:   •  Leverage  the  Internet2  Network  and  the  Research  &  Educa=on   Networking  Model  to  support  all  200,000  community  anchor   ins=tu=ons  in  the  U.S.   –  Enable  -­‐  for  the  anchor  community  -­‐  what  the  Internet2  organiza=on  has   provided  for  higher  educa=on   –  Eliminate  the  network  as  a  barrier  to  success  for    CAIs   –  Integrate  new  CAIs  into  the  R&E  community   –  Develop  func=oning  communi=es  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.   •  U.S.  UCAN  development  efforts  to  coincide  with  network  build   comple=on  (approx.  18-­‐24  months)   –  Posi=oned  as  a  project  of  the  University  Corpora=on  of  Advanced  Internet   Development   –  Contribu=ng  staffing  &  resources  in  collabora=on  with  growing  numbers  of   partners   12  –  6/6/12,  ©  2011  U.S.  UCAN  
  13. 13. Planned  100G  Internet2  Network    in  support  of  U.S.  UCAN   13  –  6/6/12,  ©  2011  Internet2  
  14. 14.      Infrastructure  Goals  •  Provide  a  leading  genera=on  na=onal  scale  infrastructure  to   support  community  anchor  ins=tu=on  applica=ons  •  Fundamentally  linked  to  (and  dependent  on)  similar  efforts   at  the  regional,  state  and  local  level  •  Enable  new  applica=ons  to  have  flawless  performance  at   scale  •  Support  complete  opera=onal  transparency  including   network  opera=ons,  finances  and  network  performance  •  Community  owned  infrastructure  with  community  driven   priori=es  •  Engineered  to  meet  CAI  expecta=ons  and  requirements     14  –  6/6/12,  ©  2011  U.S.  UCAN  
  15. 15. 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?  
  16. 16. Task  Force  on  CAI  Economic  Models  “Develop  an  economic  model(s)  that  will  assist  regional  and  na3onal  R&E  networks  and  Community  Anchor  (CAI)  partners  in  addressing  programma3c,  opera3onal  and  financial  challenges  contained  within  the  federal  Broadband  Technology  Opportunity  Program  (BTOP).”  The  work  of  the  Task  Force  will  include:  •  Iden=fy  the  costs  associated  with  establishing  the  U.S.  UCAN  program,  including   connec=vity  of  CAI’s  to  regional  and  na=onal  BTOP  networks  •  Propose  cost  recovery  models  that  meet  the  goals  of  the  BTOP  program  while   also  maintaining  financial  viability  of  na=onal  and  regional  R&E  networks  •  Assure  cost  recovery  models  support  the  long-­‐term  programma=c  and  financial   interests  of  the  CAI’s   –  Not  constrain  the  development  of  applica=ons  and  services  for  CAI’s   –  Adapt  to  significant  changes  in  demand,  i.e.,  are  easily  scalable   –  Sensi=ve  to  diversity  among  the  regional  R&E  networks  (e.g.,  size,  geography,  funding   sources,  organiza=onal  rela=onships)   –  Not  assume  complex  new  business  requirements  for  CAI’s  and  their  network  partners   –  Include  the  capability  to  engage  and  support  BTOP  funded  projects  where  R&E  network   involvement  currently  does  not  exist   16  –  6/6/12,  ©  2011  U.S.  UCAN  
  17. 17. Task  Force  Members   Task  Force  Chair       Tom  Rolfes   Educa3on  Informa3on   Mike  Roberts   Technology  Manager,   Nebraska  Informa3on       Technology   Commission/Network   Dave  Kirby   Nebraska   Health  Care     Robert  (Bob)  Bocher   Informa3cs   represen3ng  the   William  (Bill)   Consultant   American  Library   Clebsch   Associa3on  Office  for   Associate  Vice     Informa3on  Technology   President  for  IT   Policy  (ALA/OITP)   Services,  Stanford     University   George  Laskaris   Chief  Execu3ve   John  Branson   Officer,  NJEDge   Director  of  Educa3onal   Joanne  Hovis   Research  Development  and   Technology  Services,   President,  Columbia   Chester  County,   Telecommunica3ons   Pennsylvania  Intermediate   Unit,  Chester  County,   Corp.  (CTC)   Pennsylvania       Ray  Ford   Chief  Informa3on   Marianne   Chitwood   Denise  Atkinson-­‐ Officer,  University  of   Senior  Manager     Shorey   Montana   Chief  Informa3on     I-­‐light  Indiana   Officer,  Eagle-­‐Net     (Colorado)     17  –  6/6/12,  ©  2011  U.S.  UCAN  
  18. 18. 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.    
  19. 19. 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  
  20. 20. US  UCAN  Workshop   Mark  Johnson   4.26.12   20  –  6/6/12,  ©  2011  U.S.  UCAN  
  21. 21. 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  
  22. 22. 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  
  23. 23. 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  
  24. 24. 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  
  25. 25. U.S.UCAN   Questions?Mark Johnson - mj@usucan.org 6/6/12  

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