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Regional Technology Planning Team ReportMERAMEC REGION BROADBAND REPORT                                           August 2...
RESIDENTIAL STUDY BACKGROUND Survey mailed June 2011 4000 homes randomly sampled.     470/12%     returned.   400 retu...
RESIDENTIAL STUDY: WHO RESPONDED     County                  % of Total respondents      County pop as % of               ...
RESIDENTIAL SURVEY: WHO RESPONDED ?                      Age                      Range 20-95, Mean=58                    ...
RESIDENTIAL SURVEY: WHO RESPONDED ?                                      5
RESIDENTIAL SURVEY: WHO RESPONDED ?                                      6
RESIDENTIAL SURVEY: WHO RESPONDED ?                                      7
RESIDENTIAL STUDY – TYPE OF INTERNET SERVICE                                               8
KEY ISSUES: AVAILABILITY & SPEED                                   9
KEY ISSUE: CHOICE                    10
APPLICATIONS (RESIDENTIAL)                             11
RESIDENTIAL STUDY – IMPORTANCE OF BROADBANDACCESS                                          12
BUSINESS STUDY BACKGROUND   Online survey available from:     April   2011 to July 2011   103 local businesses responde...
BUSINESS STUDY – RESPONSES BY COUNTY By County:    Crawford         7%    Dent             7%    Gasconade        7%    Ma...
EMPLOYEE BUSINESS SIZE                         15
BUSINESS CATEGORIES                      16
DO YOU HAVE INTERNET SERVICE AT YOUR BUSINESS? Do you have Internet service at your business?  NO =4% Yes = 96% Lack of ...
CURRENT INTERNET PROVIDER   Top 5 Mentioned    Fidelity    CenturyTel    Socket    AT&T    Embarq   Service established ...
TYPES OF INTERNET CONNECTIONS                                19
WHY NOT BROADBAND?                     20
BROADBAND SERVICE RATINGS                            21
SUPPORTED INTERNET APPLICATIONS                                  22
HOW IMPORTANT  92% said would be beneficial if broadband capacity were improved in  the region.                           ...
COST OF SERVICE                  24
ONLINE BUSINESS SURVEY   44 businesses had other comments about    broadband service availability in the region. Some    ...
INDIVIDUAL SECTOR DATA Agriculture            Local Government Economic               Public Safety  Development Secto...
MAPS   Review maps provided by State of Missiouri                                                 27
BROADBAND PROVIDERS RESPOND   Feedback on data and current initiatives from    broadband providers.                      ...
BROADBAND STRATEGIC PLANNING Will identify strategies, and related directions,  initiatives, goals and objectives, that c...
BROADBAND STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS   The Strategic Planning process is split into four (4)    phases:     Phase 1 (Tod...
SWOC ANALYSIS   The definitions of the four (4) SWOC elements are as    follows:       Strengths – Broadband-related sys...
SWOC ANALYSIS  Phase   2: cont’d    The analysis should cover a wide range of issues    including those centered on:    ...
SWOC ANALYSIS                33
SWOC ANALYSIS   The definitions of the four (4) SWOC elements are as    follows:       Strengths – Broadband-related sys...
BROADBAND STRATEGIC PLANNING PURPOSEAND PROCESS   Phase 3: Findings Review and Initial Strategic    Plan Element Developm...
BROADBAND STRATEGIC PLANNING PURPOSEAND PROCESS   Phase 4: Drafting and Finalization of the Strategic    Plan by the RTPT...
Additional Discussion                        37
Connect with us at    MOBroadbandNow http://mobroadbandnow.com/Follow us on Facebook and Twitter                          ...
THANK YOU FORYOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE MERAMEC    BROADBANDPLANNING PROJECT!                     39
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  1. 1. Regional Technology Planning Team ReportMERAMEC REGION BROADBAND REPORT August 2011
  2. 2. RESIDENTIAL STUDY BACKGROUND Survey mailed June 2011 4000 homes randomly sampled.  470/12% returned. 400 returned surveys analyzed  Provides margin of error of ± 5 percentage points 2
  3. 3. RESIDENTIAL STUDY: WHO RESPONDED County % of Total respondents County pop as % of Meramec Region Population Crawford 9% 12% Dent 5% 8% Gasconade 16% 7% Maries 6% 5% Osage 22% 7% Phelps 16% 22% Pulaski 14% 26% Washington 7% 13% 5% indicated other or a county outside of the region. 3
  4. 4. RESIDENTIAL SURVEY: WHO RESPONDED ? Age Range 20-95, Mean=58 Household Income $5700K to $200K, Mean=$54,730K 10% “Rent” 94% White 4
  5. 5. RESIDENTIAL SURVEY: WHO RESPONDED ? 5
  6. 6. RESIDENTIAL SURVEY: WHO RESPONDED ? 6
  7. 7. RESIDENTIAL SURVEY: WHO RESPONDED ? 7
  8. 8. RESIDENTIAL STUDY – TYPE OF INTERNET SERVICE 8
  9. 9. KEY ISSUES: AVAILABILITY & SPEED 9
  10. 10. KEY ISSUE: CHOICE 10
  11. 11. APPLICATIONS (RESIDENTIAL) 11
  12. 12. RESIDENTIAL STUDY – IMPORTANCE OF BROADBANDACCESS 12
  13. 13. BUSINESS STUDY BACKGROUND Online survey available from:  April 2011 to July 2011 103 local businesses responded  16% were satellite offices  23% had satellite locations 32 questions about broadband or high-speed Internet services in the Meramec region 13
  14. 14. BUSINESS STUDY – RESPONSES BY COUNTY By County: Crawford 7% Dent 7% Gasconade 7% Maries 5% Osage 8% Phelps 42% Pulaski 8% Washington 15% 14
  15. 15. EMPLOYEE BUSINESS SIZE 15
  16. 16. BUSINESS CATEGORIES 16
  17. 17. DO YOU HAVE INTERNET SERVICE AT YOUR BUSINESS? Do you have Internet service at your business? NO =4% Yes = 96% Lack of availability and cost were the two reasons cited for not having Internet service. 100% indicated they would subscribe as soon as broadband was available. 17
  18. 18. CURRENT INTERNET PROVIDER Top 5 Mentioned Fidelity CenturyTel Socket AT&T Embarq Service established 1990’s-2011 18
  19. 19. TYPES OF INTERNET CONNECTIONS 19
  20. 20. WHY NOT BROADBAND? 20
  21. 21. BROADBAND SERVICE RATINGS 21
  22. 22. SUPPORTED INTERNET APPLICATIONS 22
  23. 23. HOW IMPORTANT 92% said would be beneficial if broadband capacity were improved in the region. 23
  24. 24. COST OF SERVICE 24
  25. 25. ONLINE BUSINESS SURVEY 44 businesses had other comments about broadband service availability in the region. Some included:  A must for rural areas.  Federal government must help improve infrastructure.  Cities should develop networks.  Low interest loans to private sector to incent them to build rural areas.  More competition is the key.  Unsatisfactory business climate.  Improve residential too, because our customers can’t always access our product in Missouri. 25
  26. 26. INDIVIDUAL SECTOR DATA Agriculture  Local Government Economic  Public Safety Development Sector  Tourism Energy Sector  Workforce Environment Sector Development Healthcare Sector Higher Ed Sector K-12 Education Sector Library Sector 26
  27. 27. MAPS Review maps provided by State of Missiouri 27
  28. 28. BROADBAND PROVIDERS RESPOND Feedback on data and current initiatives from broadband providers. 28
  29. 29. BROADBAND STRATEGIC PLANNING Will identify strategies, and related directions, initiatives, goals and objectives, that can be employed by interested parties within the region. It is a large scale, high-level planning exercise It provides specific guideposts and pathways to better help the region build long term broadband sustainability Addresses both availability (supply) and adoption (demand) within the region. 29
  30. 30. BROADBAND STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS The Strategic Planning process is split into four (4) phases:  Phase 1 (Today): Needs Assessment and Existing Information Review – A detailed understanding of the current broadband climate and the current and future broadband-related needs in the region.  Phase 2 (Beginning Today): How to move from the current broadband environment to the one needed within the region.  Strengths,Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges (SWOC) analysis will be performed. 30
  31. 31. SWOC ANALYSIS The definitions of the four (4) SWOC elements are as follows:  Strengths – Broadband-related systems, practices, processes, and resources that are highly valued by the region.  Weaknesses – Areas that need improvement; reasons why stakeholders are not able to wholeheartedly embrace broadband; and, areas that tend to compromise the achievement of high levels of availability and adoption.  Opportunities – Favorable situations/circumstances not yet taken advantage of that may positively impact the development and acceptance of broadband.  Challenges – Present and future situations/circumstances that may negatively impact broadband development and acceptance as perceived by the region. 31
  32. 32. SWOC ANALYSIS  Phase 2: cont’d  The analysis should cover a wide range of issues including those centered on:  residential, business and institutional broadband availability and adoption,  whether available bandwidth(s) are sufficient for current as well as near and long term needs and applications,  potential upgrade and expansion possibilities,  reliability of existing networks,  related matters.  Providersare asked during Phase 2 to present their ideas on possibilities for advancing the broadband environment. 32
  33. 33. SWOC ANALYSIS 33
  34. 34. SWOC ANALYSIS The definitions of the four (4) SWOC elements are as follows:  Strengths – Broadband-related systems, practices, processes, and resources that are highly valued by the region.  Weaknesses – Areas that need improvement; reasons why stakeholders are not able to wholeheartedly embrace broadband; and, areas that tend to compromise the achievement of high levels of availability and adoption.  Opportunities – Favorable situations/circumstances not yet taken advantage of that may positively impact the development and acceptance of broadband.  Challenges – Present and future situations/circumstances that may negatively impact broadband development and acceptance as perceived by the region. 34
  35. 35. BROADBAND STRATEGIC PLANNING PURPOSEAND PROCESS Phase 3: Findings Review and Initial Strategic Plan Element Development – The RTPT will review the initial findings, priorities, potential strategic directions and actions, timelines and resources needed related to those potential directions.  In this phase, a number of potential strategic directions and initiatives will be identified, reviewed, discussed, and then incorporated into the initial draft of the Strategic Plan. 35
  36. 36. BROADBAND STRATEGIC PLANNING PURPOSEAND PROCESS Phase 4: Drafting and Finalization of the Strategic Plan by the RTPT.  The Strategic Plan will consist of : 1. Introduction and Regional Overview 2. Purpose Statement 3 Detailed SWOC Findings and Analysis 4. Strategic Direction(s)  Short, medium and long term goals and objectives to boost broadband adoption and availability.  Action Items and Implementation Plan 5. Financial, human and organizational resource considerations 6. Timelines and benchmarks for measuring progress 36
  37. 37. Additional Discussion 37
  38. 38. Connect with us at MOBroadbandNow http://mobroadbandnow.com/Follow us on Facebook and Twitter 38
  39. 39. THANK YOU FORYOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE MERAMEC BROADBANDPLANNING PROJECT! 39
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