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Broadband- Connecting for health, education and civic engagement.<br />July 20,2010 Municipal Clerks Institute<br />Paul T...
What is Broadband?<br />High speed data transmission.<br />Always on connection.<br />Encompassing a variety of technologi...
Why Broadband Matters<br />Now, broadband is essential to opportunity and citizenship.<br />Connecting America: The Nation...
Why Now?<br />National Broadband Plan released March 2010.<br />Stimulus funding and re-invigoration of Federal Programs s...
The National Broadband Plan<br />FCC March 2010:<br />Presents an ambitious agenda for expanding access.<br />Emphasis on ...
Broadband Adoption<br />Exhibit 3-1 from Connecting America | FCC March 2010<br />
The Digital Divide<br />Is the gap between people with effective access to digital and information technology and those wi...
Growing Expectations<br />Citizens are, increasingly, expecting services to become available online:<br />Shopping<br />Pa...
The Internet<br />
The Civic Net<br />
More than Bandwidth or Access<br />The fuss about broadband, then, extends beyond access to information to active particip...
Marketplace and/or Commons<br />2 ways of viewing the internet: <br />Marketplace:<br />Access to goods <br />Buying and s...
How do You See Broadband?<br />What role can it play?<br />
Broadband Enabled Services<br />E-government<br />Providing access to government information<br />Providing space for enga...
Case study – Ontario county<br />Ontario County e-government<br />http://www.co.ontario.ny.us/<br />Access to governmental...
Case study – Threadless<br />E-Commerce and the crowd:<br />http://www.threadless.com/<br />
Case Study – Engaged Youth<br />Civic learning:<br />Engaged Youth<br />http://www.engagedyouth.org/<br />
Case Study – Squeaky Wheel<br />Digital/Media Literacy:<br />Squeaky Wheel<br />http://www.squeaky.org/<br />
Barriers to Adoption<br />Availability.<br />Cost.<br />Exclusion.<br />Literacy.<br />Security.<br />
Sustainable communities<br />Broadband should be a component of any platform for sustainability.<br />Connecting (rural) c...
Civic participation<br />Bringing it  back home:<br />Tools for online engagement:<br />National Coalition for Dialog and ...
Education<br />Broadband opens up a channel to media rich educational opportunities:<br />MIT OpenCourseware:<br />http://...
Opportunities<br />Resurgence of  funding opportunities creates a space for innovative programming.<br />Current Extension...
Innovating<br />Digital literacy:<br />For community.<br />For educators.<br />Skills for an online world<br />Community b...
Appropriate Technology ?<br />Change is coming, continually<br />Understanding the transformative power of connectivity is...
The value of open networks<br />“Strangely enough, digital technologies are forcing us to recognize the power of the colle...
Resources<br />Documents, sites and case studies referenced in this presentation are available online at:<br />http://cced...
Contact<br />Paul Treadwell<br />Distance Learning Consultant<br />Cornell Cooperative Extension<br />356 Roberts Hall<br ...
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  • DSLCable modemWiFiBroadband satellite
  • High speed internet access can:Improve government efficiency and communicationProvide access to educational opportunitiesEngage citizensFacilitate better medical careNarrow the digital divideExpand employment opportunitiesFoster Innovation
  • 2.5 billion to usda – loans and loan guarantees funding broadband construction in rural areas4.7 billion to National Telecommunications and Information Administration to fund Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
  • Education and income – somewhat rural/urban also
  • Access to the benefits of an online world are removed /denied
  • Connecting (rural) communities to the worldTele-workE-CommerceFlow of ideasSustaining localityOnline interactions focused on local issuesLocal government access
  • Impacts on communityThe introduction of new technology and tools is a debatable topic.How do we deliberate about technology?Mostly, we don’tTechnology “happens”Is this the best approach?
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    1. 1. Broadband- Connecting for health, education and civic engagement.<br />July 20,2010 Municipal Clerks Institute<br />Paul Treadwell<br />Cornell Cooperative Extension<br />Distance Learning Consultant<br />
    2. 2. What is Broadband?<br />High speed data transmission.<br />Always on connection.<br />Encompassing a variety of technologies.<br />
    3. 3. Why Broadband Matters<br />Now, broadband is essential to opportunity and citizenship.<br />Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan<br />http://www.broadband.gov/<br />
    4. 4. Why Now?<br />National Broadband Plan released March 2010.<br />Stimulus funding and re-invigoration of Federal Programs supporting broadband.<br />Increased understanding of competitive advantages brought by access.<br />
    5. 5. The National Broadband Plan<br />FCC March 2010:<br />Presents an ambitious agenda for expanding access.<br />Emphasis on technology as “enabling”.<br />Robust vision of connectivity.<br />
    6. 6. Broadband Adoption<br />Exhibit 3-1 from Connecting America | FCC March 2010<br />
    7. 7. The Digital Divide<br />Is the gap between people with effective access to digital and information technology and those with very limited or no access at all.<br />Is a kind of capability deprivation.<br />As the “world” moves online, those who aren’t are excluded.<br />
    8. 8. Growing Expectations<br />Citizens are, increasingly, expecting services to become available online:<br />Shopping<br />Paying Bills<br />Interacting with elected officials<br />Organizing<br />
    9. 9. The Internet<br />
    10. 10. The Civic Net<br />
    11. 11. More than Bandwidth or Access<br />The fuss about broadband, then, extends beyond access to information to active participation in the online commons.<br />Broadband: What’s All the Fuss About? Pew Internet and American Life Project<br />
    12. 12. Marketplace and/or Commons<br />2 ways of viewing the internet: <br />Marketplace:<br />Access to goods <br />Buying and selling<br />Commons:<br />Access to ideas<br />Interaction and exchange<br />
    13. 13. How do You See Broadband?<br />What role can it play?<br />
    14. 14. Broadband Enabled Services<br />E-government<br />Providing access to government information<br />Providing space for engagement<br />E-commerce<br />Access to the global marketplace<br />Technology training / digital literacy/ civic literacy<br />
    15. 15. Case study – Ontario county<br />Ontario County e-government<br />http://www.co.ontario.ny.us/<br />Access to governmental information<br />Online survey for community input<br />
    16. 16. Case study – Threadless<br />E-Commerce and the crowd:<br />http://www.threadless.com/<br />
    17. 17. Case Study – Engaged Youth<br />Civic learning:<br />Engaged Youth<br />http://www.engagedyouth.org/<br />
    18. 18. Case Study – Squeaky Wheel<br />Digital/Media Literacy:<br />Squeaky Wheel<br />http://www.squeaky.org/<br />
    19. 19. Barriers to Adoption<br />Availability.<br />Cost.<br />Exclusion.<br />Literacy.<br />Security.<br />
    20. 20. Sustainable communities<br />Broadband should be a component of any platform for sustainability.<br />Connecting (rural) communities to the world.<br />Sustaining locality.<br />
    21. 21. Civic participation<br />Bringing it back home:<br />Tools for online engagement:<br />National Coalition for Dialog and Deliberation<br />http://www.thataway.org/<br />my.barackobama.com<br />http://my.barackobama.com/<br />National project connecting local participants<br />
    22. 22. Education<br />Broadband opens up a channel to media rich educational opportunities:<br />MIT OpenCourseware:<br />http://ocw.mit.edu<br />ScienceVideos:<br />http://sciencehack.com/<br />Youtube:<br />Teachertube:<br />http://www.teachertube.com/<br />
    23. 23. Opportunities<br />Resurgence of funding opportunities creates a space for innovative programming.<br />Current Extension programming<br />National e-Commerce Extension Initiative.<br />http://srdc.msstate.edu/ecommerce/<br />Connecting rural communities.<br />Others?<br />
    24. 24. Innovating<br />Digital literacy:<br />For community.<br />For educators.<br />Skills for an online world<br />Community brainstorming:<br />Games to spark planning around technology.<br />Useful Games<br />http://www.usefulgames.co.uk/<br />
    25. 25. Appropriate Technology ?<br />Change is coming, continually<br />Understanding the transformative power of connectivity is necessary.<br />Change is not, necessarily, good.<br />Wise decisions will need to be made about when, where and how to use the power of this connectivity.<br />
    26. 26. The value of open networks<br />“Strangely enough, digital technologies are forcing us to recognize the power of the collective and social” - David Bollier<br />The Commons as a New Sector of Value-Creation<br />http://www.onthecommons.org/content.php?id=1813<br />Open standards-Open source-Open networks<br />
    27. 27. Resources<br />Documents, sites and case studies referenced in this presentation are available online at:<br />http://ccedigitaldivide.pbworks.com/Clerks2010<br />
    28. 28. Contact<br />Paul Treadwell<br />Distance Learning Consultant<br />Cornell Cooperative Extension<br />356 Roberts Hall<br />Cornell University<br />Ithaca, NY 14853<br />pt36@cornell.edu<br />http://www.paultreadwell.com<br />@ptreadwell<br />
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