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Montana Libraries And Btop

  1. 1. Montana Libraries and BTOP Suzanne Reymer Montana State Library January 2010
  2. 2. What is BTOP? <ul><li>Broadband Technology Opportunities Program </li></ul><ul><li>Administered by Dept. of Commerce NTIA (National Telecommunications & Information Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Part of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act </li></ul>
  3. 3. BTOP Funding <ul><li>$4.7 billion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Computing Centers (PCC) – at least $200 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA) – at least $250 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadband Mapping and National Plan – up to $350 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure – no set amount, presumably majority of funding </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Round One <ul><li>NOFA issued on July 1, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Applications due August 14, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Up to $1.6 billion available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure – up to $1.2 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PCC – up to $50 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SBA – up to $150 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reserve - $200 million </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Round One Requests <ul><li>Total - 2,200 applications requesting $27.6 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure – 1490 apps requesting $23.2 billion </li></ul><ul><li>SBA – 320+ apps requesting nearly $2.5 billion </li></ul><ul><li>PCC – 360+ apps requesting more than $1.9 billion </li></ul>
  6. 6. Round Two <ul><li>Second and final round </li></ul><ul><li>NOFA issued on January 15, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Applications accepted from February 16, 2010 – March 15, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>All awards announced by September 30, 2010 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Round Two Funding <ul><li>$2.6 billion total available </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure - $2.35 billion </li></ul><ul><li>PCC – at least $150 million </li></ul><ul><li>SBA – at least $100 million </li></ul>
  8. 8. MSL BTOP <ul><li>Billings workshop – July 17, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>ALA OITP webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Gates Foundation – Opportunity Online Broadband Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gates Foundation partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CSMG consultants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matching funds </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. PCC Only Application <ul><li>Able to focus more on application within highly competitive category </li></ul><ul><li>Not dependent on numerous telcos for application and implementation </li></ul>
  10. 10. Options for Infrastructure & Training <ul><li>Partner with service provider on Infrastructure grant application </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants will contact PCC applicant service providers about increased bandwidth needs </li></ul><ul><li>ALA OITP is considering multi-state BTOP application with training component </li></ul>
  11. 11. Computing with a Purpose <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Economic development </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced service for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health care delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vulnerable populations </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Potential Partners <ul><li>Job services </li></ul><ul><li>Educational institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Medical libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Small business development </li></ul><ul><li>Family services </li></ul><ul><li>Senior centers </li></ul><ul><li>Other local partners? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Technology to Deliver Services <ul><li>Enhanced learning centers </li></ul><ul><li>Possibly determined by designated purpose </li></ul><ul><li>What do we need to assist with job search skills, education, etc.? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Immediate Information Requirements <ul><li>Agreement to participate by 1/28/10 </li></ul><ul><li>Include branches? </li></ul><ul><li>Potential partners </li></ul><ul><li>Current needs in your community – what are people using your PCs for? What are they asking for assistance with? </li></ul><ul><li>Vulnerable populations served </li></ul><ul><li>Future needs? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Application – DATA DATA DATA <ul><li>Prompt responses! </li></ul><ul><li>Current hours/proposed hours </li></ul><ul><li>Current broadband workstations/proposed broadband workstations </li></ul><ul><li>Current broadband connection speed/proposed broadband connection speed </li></ul>
  16. 16. More Application Data <ul><li>Service area data </li></ul><ul><li>Number persons served currently and under proposed target </li></ul><ul><li>Population demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Training and education programs </li></ul><ul><li>Technology strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational readiness </li></ul>
  17. 17. PCC Awardees Reporting Requirements <ul><li>Number of work stations available to the public </li></ul><ul><li>Total hours per week pcc is open </li></ul><ul><li>Speed of broadband connection </li></ul><ul><li>Primary uses of pcc </li></ul><ul><li>Average number users/day </li></ul><ul><li>Total hours/week training </li></ul><ul><li>Number & cost of broadband equipment deployed </li></ul>
  18. 18. Challenges to Participation <ul><li>Insufficient bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Uncooperative service providers </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to sustain increased bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of timely data </li></ul>
  19. 19. Benefits <ul><li>Improved service to community </li></ul><ul><li>Role for library in economic development </li></ul><ul><li>New and improved partnerships </li></ul>
  20. 20. Timeline <ul><li>Agreement to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Information on current bandwidth and usage </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants will contact your service providers RE: bandwidth needs </li></ul><ul><li>Develop partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Plan PCC equipment and structure </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul>
  21. 21. Questions?
  22. 22. Resources <ul><li>ALA http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/advocacy/knowstimulus/index.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband USA http://broadbandusa.gov/ </li></ul>

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