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Transforming the East Bay with a
21st Century Broadband Infrastructure

#ebbroadband

30 October 2013
About the Consortium
Regional Initiative of Alameda, Contra
Costa and Solano County leaders
Focused on improving broadband...
41 Partners from Every Sector
Steering Committee

Funders

30 October 2013
What We’ve Done Already
•

Broadband Technical Committee

•

Three roundtable sessions

•

One Region-wide summit

•

Stra...
What do we mean by broadband?

High Speed Internet you can access—

anytime & anywhere

30 October 2013
Broadband Defined
Broadband is high-speed internet access that
allows users to send emails, surf the web,
download images ...
Why Does Strong Broadband Matter?
•

Increases economic
competitiveness

•

Improves public health
and safety

•

Attracts...
Example: Broadband & Jobs

Source: Sacramento
Center for
Strategic Economic
Regional Research
Research
Institute

30 Octob...
The East Bay

30 October 2013
Preparing the East Bay for the 21st Century
Broadband is Barely Adequate
Region meets statewide averages for residential b...
Preparing the East Bay for the 21st Century
How to Improve
Competition improves broadband availability.
• Areas that have ...
Preparing the East Bay for the 21st Century
Leadership
Cities with high grades prove
that excellent broadband is
possible,...
Alameda County: Map of Business Broadband Service

KEY FINDING
Service to businesses
varies widely across the
county

30 O...
Contra Costa County: Map of Business Broadband Service

KEY FINDING
Service to businesses
varies widely across the
county
...
Solano County: Map of Business Broadband Service

KEY FINDING
Service to businesses
varies widely across the
county

30 Oc...
The Impact of Poor Broadband on Businesses
•

Reduced marketing capabilities

•

Weakened social media presence

•

Lack o...
How Are We Doing on Residential Broadband?
Residential Broadband Grading Criteria
Two competing providers, both advertisin...
How Does a Community Get an “A”?
Features of a community
with an “A” grade:
• Two or more providers
• Strong internet spee...
Alameda County:

Grades for Residential Broadband

KEY FINDING

C & D grades in most
cities

30 October 2013
Contra Costa County:

Grades for Residential Broadband

KEY FINDING

C & D grades in most
cities

30 October 2013
Solano County:

Grades for Residential Broadband

KEY FINDING

C & D grades in most
cities

30 October 2013
Overall, the East Bay Has a Passing Grade
Residential
Alameda County
Contra Costa County

C+

Solano County

C–

East Bay ...
Consequences of Poor Broadband to Our Community

•

Reduced global competitiveness

•

Reduced Productivity for our worker...
Our Broadband Vision for the East Bay
•

Go from 5 megabytes/second to 100
megabytes/second

•

Grow availability and acce...
Our Community Vision for the East Bay
A Strong Broadband Infrastructure to Help:
•

Increase access to quality healthcare,...
Broadband Solutions
•

More broadband providers

•

Using the infrastructure already
available to us

•

Collaboration and...
Strong Broadband Models

Concord

Broadband Providers

Lit San Leandro

Competition

Investment

Partnership

30 October 2...
The Impact of Strong Broadband
Bishop Ranch
See the video at...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVLq6MLIAEs

30 October 201...
What Can We Do Starting Today?
•

Share this information in our community

•

Open a community dialogue with the Consortiu...
What’s Next for the Consortium?

30 October 2013
How Can EBBC Help?
Decision-makers
• Maps of East Bay broadband capacity
• Maps with grades of East Bay’s broadband infras...
How Can We Stay Connected?
www.ebbroadband.org
Visit us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Sign up to our newsletter
Attend ...
Questions?
@eastbayconnects

30 October 2013
Let’s Invest in Our Future Today

www.ebbroadband.org

30 October 2013
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  1. 1. Transforming the East Bay with a 21st Century Broadband Infrastructure #ebbroadband 30 October 2013
  2. 2. About the Consortium Regional Initiative of Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano County leaders Focused on improving broadband deployment, access and adoption in the East Bay • East Bay Broadband Infrastructure Initiative • East Bay Connects Campaign 30 October 2013
  3. 3. 41 Partners from Every Sector Steering Committee Funders 30 October 2013
  4. 4. What We’ve Done Already • Broadband Technical Committee • Three roundtable sessions • One Region-wide summit • Strategic plan for East Bay broadband infrastructure • Maps and analysis of East Bay’s current broadband infrastructure 30 October 2013
  5. 5. What do we mean by broadband? High Speed Internet you can access— anytime & anywhere 30 October 2013
  6. 6. Broadband Defined Broadband is high-speed internet access that allows users to send emails, surf the web, download images and music, watch videos, join web conferences, and more.   Access is gained through: • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) • Cable Modem • Fiber • Wireless • Satellite • Broadband over Power lines (BPL) 30 October 2013
  7. 7. Why Does Strong Broadband Matter? • Increases economic competitiveness • Improves public health and safety • Attracts new businesses • Creates new jobs • Improves education • Builds sustainable communities 30 October 2013
  8. 8. Example: Broadband & Jobs Source: Sacramento Center for Strategic Economic Regional Research Research Institute 30 October 2013
  9. 9. The East Bay 30 October 2013
  10. 10. Preparing the East Bay for the 21st Century Broadband is Barely Adequate Region meets statewide averages for residential broadband availability and core network infrastructure. However: • Gaps exist in urban coverage and adoption rates • There is room for improvement in mobile coverage, even in urban regions • Parts of the East Bay are lagging behind on broadband • Future demand requires that we improve our current infrastructure 30 October 2013
  11. 11. Preparing the East Bay for the 21st Century How to Improve Competition improves broadband availability. • Areas that have (or have had) three or more wireline competitors have the best service. • Overall, commercial/industrial service is very competitive 30 October 2013
  12. 12. Preparing the East Bay for the 21st Century Leadership Cities with high grades prove that excellent broadband is possible, and necessary, for all. 30 October 2013
  13. 13. Alameda County: Map of Business Broadband Service KEY FINDING Service to businesses varies widely across the county 30 October 2013
  14. 14. Contra Costa County: Map of Business Broadband Service KEY FINDING Service to businesses varies widely across the county 30 October 2013
  15. 15. Solano County: Map of Business Broadband Service KEY FINDING Service to businesses varies widely across the county 30 October 2013
  16. 16. The Impact of Poor Broadband on Businesses • Reduced marketing capabilities • Weakened social media presence • Lack of access to strong analytics • Poor customer experience • Reduced employee efficiency 30 October 2013
  17. 17. How Are We Doing on Residential Broadband? Residential Broadband Grading Criteria Two competing providers, both advertising maximum download speeds at least 25 Mbps and maximum upload speeds of 6 Mpbs, or 3 or more competing providers offering that standard of service in combination. Competing providers, both advertising maximum download speeds of at least 10 Mbps and maximum upload speeds of 6 Mbps. Competing providers, one advertising max down/up speeds of at least 10/6 Mbps and the remainder meeting CPUC’s minimum 6 down/1.5 up standard. At least one provider advertising speeds that meet the CPUC’s minimum standards of 6 Mbps down and 1.5 Mbps up. At least one provider offers service, but no service is available that meets the CPUC’s minimum standard of 6 Mbps down and 1.5 Mbps up (underserved). Or no service at all (unserved). 30 October 2013
  18. 18. How Does a Community Get an “A”? Features of a community with an “A” grade: • Two or more providers • Strong internet speed • Large capacity Top 5 Cities: • Alameda • Berkeley • Concord • Pleasant Hill • Walnut Creek 30 October 2013
  19. 19. Alameda County: Grades for Residential Broadband KEY FINDING C & D grades in most cities 30 October 2013
  20. 20. Contra Costa County: Grades for Residential Broadband KEY FINDING C & D grades in most cities 30 October 2013
  21. 21. Solano County: Grades for Residential Broadband KEY FINDING C & D grades in most cities 30 October 2013
  22. 22. Overall, the East Bay Has a Passing Grade Residential Alameda County Contra Costa County C+ Solano County C– East Bay Region Q C C Is a passing grade good enough? What are some consequences of less than stellar broadband? 30 October 2013
  23. 23. Consequences of Poor Broadband to Our Community • Reduced global competitiveness • Reduced Productivity for our workers • Cities and municipalities unable to provide the best services to residents • Families unable to use their broadband services in the ways they desire • Poor communications during disasters or emergencies • Reduced innovation 30 October 2013
  24. 24. Our Broadband Vision for the East Bay • Go from 5 megabytes/second to 100 megabytes/second • Grow availability and access to 4G broadband • Stay ahead of broadband demand with a high-quality, cost-effective broadband infrastructure • Build an informed and engaged East Bay community • Open lines of communication between broadband providers and communities they serve 30 October 2013
  25. 25. Our Community Vision for the East Bay A Strong Broadband Infrastructure to Help: • Increase access to quality healthcare, education, social services, public safety and emergency services • Improve the way our companies do business by providing them with the tools they need to grow, hire and compete • Improve quality of life in the region 30 October 2013
  26. 26. Broadband Solutions • More broadband providers • Using the infrastructure already available to us • Collaboration and action across communities and the region • Open, informed dialogue on broadband solutions 30 October 2013
  27. 27. Strong Broadband Models Concord Broadband Providers Lit San Leandro Competition Investment Partnership 30 October 2013
  28. 28. The Impact of Strong Broadband Bishop Ranch See the video at... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVLq6MLIAEs 30 October 2013
  29. 29. What Can We Do Starting Today? • Share this information in our community • Open a community dialogue with the Consortium’s support • Champion a PLEDGE in support of broadband • Be part of the East Bay Broadband Consortium • Support expanded state & federal funding for broadband infrastructure Q 30 October 2013 How else can we take action?
  30. 30. What’s Next for the Consortium? 30 October 2013
  31. 31. How Can EBBC Help? Decision-makers • Maps of East Bay broadband capacity • Maps with grades of East Bay’s broadband infrastructure • Draft broadband pledges, resolutions, policies and strategies • Fact sheets Advocates • Information on other successful broadband campaigns, models and resources • Downloadable presentations • Information about the East Bay Connects Campaign 30 October 2013
  32. 32. How Can We Stay Connected? www.ebbroadband.org Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Sign up to our newsletter Attend our January Summit 30 October 2013
  33. 33. Questions? @eastbayconnects 30 October 2013
  34. 34. Let’s Invest in Our Future Today www.ebbroadband.org 30 October 2013
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