Eliminate the Digital Divide Advisory Committee
Meeting Minutes
Date: February 10, 2014
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Location: Ja...
 The Digital Divide application was loaded on to the website on February 06,
2014.
 Deadline to apply for the Digitial D...
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Eliminate the Digital Divide Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes for February 10, 2014

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Meeting Minutes for the Eliminate the Digital Divide Advisory Committee meeting held on February 10, 2014.

The Committee advises the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity in establishing criteria and procedures for identifying recipients of grants under the Digital Divide Elimination Act. The advisory committee shall obtain advice from the technology industry regarding current technological standards. The advisory committee shall seek any available federal funding.

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  1. 1. Eliminate the Digital Divide Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes Date: February 10, 2014 Time: 10:00am-11:30am Location: James R. Thompson Center 100 W. Randolph Street, Suite 3-400 Illinois Conference Room Chicago, IL 60601 Members Attending: Daniel O’Neil, Mark Harris, Norm Peterson, Frances Roehm Absent: Representative Christian Mitchell, Others Attending: Holly Copeland, Irma Lopez, Monique Souchet, Mattew Stonecipher 1. Call to Order: Matthew Stonecipher (DCEO legal) Called the meeting to order at 10:03am 2. Approval of Committee Meeting Minutes: Frances Roehm made motioned to adopt the minutes of December 13, 2013, seconded by Norm Peterson. Motion approved. 3. Election of Committee Chair: Norman Peterson motioned to nominate Daniel O’Neil. Mark Harris seconded. Board members voted individually: Ayes: Norm Peterson Mark Harris Daniel O’Neil Abstain: Frances Roehm By vote of 3 in favor (1 absent), Daniel O’Neil is elected Chairman. 4. Program Update: DCEO Staff reported on the status of the FY13 Eliminate the Digital Divide Program
  2. 2.  The Digital Divide application was loaded on to the website on February 06, 2014.  Deadline to apply for the Digitial Divide is March 14.  Grants anticipated to be awarded in June. 5. Next Steps:  By laws should be updated  Committee members need to complete the Open Meeting Act Training  Discussion in regards to the information that is made available online. It was stated that more information should be put on-line.  Recommendation to have the Committee assist in looking for people down state to submit Digital Divide applications.  Discussion on seeking other funding sources. 6. Call for Public Comment:  No comments received from the public. 7. Adjournment: A motion to adjourn was made by Daniel O’Neil, seconded by Frances Roehm and carried a unanimous vote. The meeting was adjourned at 11:28am.

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