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VT BROADBAND BUILD PROJECTS VT Fiber Connect VTEL WOW FairPoint 51 EC Fiber Target Communities VT Libraries WAN project 1G connections Community capacity building investment
SIGNIFICANTLY LESS LIKELY TO HAVE BROADBAND ATHOMESOURCE: fcc Survey 2010 Demographic National Average 65%How will these “less likely” nonadopters influence our success in Vermont Average 75%changing household behaviors forenergy consumption, health care, Low Income 40%education and services? (under 20K)How can our community libraries Less Educated 24% (no high school degree)tackle the basic barriers: digitalliteracy, cost, and relevance? Rural Americans 50%What strategies will we deploy that Other Americans ( 65+) 35%influence citizen participation incommunity life ? and how might weimpact the other sectors of our People with Disabilities 42%community and economy? African Americans 59% Hispanics 49%
Economic Development Energy and Government Transportation Services ADOPTION ANDAgriculture APPLICATION and the Education WorkingLandscape Community Capacity Health Care Building
Community computing centers Breaking down barriers: access to and for all Teaching digital literacy Computer basics, internet fundamentals, email On line job search, internet collaboration, content evaluation, cyber safety Employment assistance Inter-generational learning : community digital coaches Accessing municipal and state services Making the globe relevant Literacy for the 21st century Extending the school curriculum Always on wi fi Improving health, education and employment incomes Imagine the possibilities!
Internet2 Network Sponsored What is Internet 2? Education Group Participation National Research and Education In association with Vermont network – primarily higher EPSCoR education Both infrastructure (a national high- performance network) and organizational programs and projects Example programs & projects: Advanced networking systems Collaborative software development & standards K-20 educational collaboration
Funded by the National Science Foundation Builds research and education infrastructure throughout the state; Higher Ed: UVM, VSC, private colleges Private Sector [Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 0, Innovation Fund] Education Outreach: Center for Workforce Development, Streams Project Vermont Public Television: Emerging Science
UVM is an Internet 2 member and is joining SEGP Vermont EPSCoR & UVM will fund I2 participation for every Vermont nonprofit and for-profit K-20 education institution, museum, library, art gallery and hospital through UVM’s I2 SEGP membership
Collaboration among VT, NH, ME, RI, DE as EPSCoR’s northeast region Building redundant “big pipes” between Vermont and neighboring states 120 Gbps BTV to Hanover (and on to Boston) 120 Gbps BTV to Albany
Access advanced technology – student centered learning, one-to-one computing, collaborations with students in different cultures working with similar interests Expand student learning opportunities – online courses engage students and provide schools and students with flexible learning environments Video conferencing resources – sharing and collaborating with other classrooms inside and outside Vermont, interacting with different cultures and countries http://k20.internet2.edu/projects 5-year, $20M grant from National Science Foundation to Vermont EPSCoR Research on Lake Champlain Watershed Basin; scenario testing and predictive tools for policy and land-use decisions 16 full-time jobs created; fellowships for Abenaki and first-generation college students Opportunities for high school, college and graduate students to collaborate on Lake Champlain Watershed Basin studies
39 states (VT will be number 40) 66,000 connected organizations Bandwidth: Average 104Mb/sec Median 12 Mb/sec You don’t have to have “big pipes” to participate! Participants include 7300 school districts, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Museum of Art (Michigan), 3500 libraries, etc.
Your role The role of your Select Board What is the broadband ecosystem for your community? Budgeting FY 2013 New budget objectives Realignment of existing and new resources Sharing and disseminating innovation Collaboration with private partners