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  1. 1. Fay Rubin, Project Director, NHBMPP, University of New Hampshire Michael Blair, Project Coordinator, NHBMPP, University of New Hampshire New Hampshire Telecommunications Summit May 11 th , 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Recovery Act appropriated $7.2 billion and directed the Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to expand broadband access to unserved and underserved communities across the U.S. in order to increase jobs, spur investments in technology and infrastructure, and provide long-term economic benefits.  </li></ul><ul><li>The result: </li></ul><ul><li>RUS Broadband Initiatives Program ( BIP ) – loans/grants for broadband infrastructure projects in rural areas; </li></ul><ul><li>NTIA Broadband Technology Opportunities Program ( BTOP ) – grants to fund broadband infrastructure, public computer centers and sustainable broadband adoption projects. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ The U.S. Congress has appropriated $4.7 billion to establish Broadband Technology Opportunities Program for awards to eligible entities to develop and expand broadband services to rural and underserved areas and improve access to broadband by public safety agencies …” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$ 3.9 billion - for broadband expansion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$250 million – innovative programs that encourage sustainable adoption of broadband services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$200 million – build capacity at public computing centers, including community colleges and public libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$10 million - transfer to the Office of Inspector General for the purposes of BTOP audits and oversight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$350 million - development and maintenance of statewide broadband inventory maps. (Grants to all 50 states, 5 territories, and District of Columbia. Total allocation $103 million round 1; $190 allocated in supplemental award.) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>University of New Hampshire: </li></ul><ul><li>GRANIT/Complex Systems Research Center </li></ul><ul><li>Computing & Information Services </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Extension </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Planning Commissions: </li></ul><ul><li>Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Lakes Region Planning Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Nashua Regional Planning Commission </li></ul><ul><li>North Country Council </li></ul><ul><li>Rockingham Planning Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Southern NH Regional Planning Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Southwest Region Planning Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Strafford Regional Planning Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission </li></ul><ul><li>NH Department of Resources and Economic Development </li></ul><ul><li>NH Office of Energy and Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Community Development Finance Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Granite State Distance Learning Network </li></ul><ul><li>* Partners in broadband mapping component </li></ul>April 22, 2011 I am working with the Regional Extension Center of New Hampshire whose goal is to help primary care providers quickly become Meaningful Users of electronic health records. I am working with a Family Medical Practice on Simon Street in Nashua and they do not have access to broadband on their street without paying unruly costs for implementation. We would like to help them get online with an EHR, but with their current service, it will be impossible. Any help is sincerely appreciated. March 9, 2011 Intervale Rd in Canterbury NEEDS BROADBAND. I think we are the only stretch of road (paved part)in Canterbury that doesn't have Hi SPEED! Many run home based businesses and I'm seriously considering MOVING out of this town if we don't get this soon! We've implored, begged, and beeseeched Fairpoint, Verizon and Comcast to no avail. From 299 on toward West Rd WE ALL HAVE DO DEAL WITH DIAL UP! Please just get the cables in and save our sanity...bring us to this century please!! :)
  5. 5. <ul><li>Round 1 ($1.7 million) </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping (Jan 2010 – Dec 2011): $1.2 million </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify, inventory, map, and verify areas served by current broadband infrastructure – by type of technology and speed of transmission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify areas unserved or underserved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop/maintain Community Anchor Institutions data set </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planning (Jan 2011 – Dec 2014): $490K </li></ul><ul><li>Supplemental ($4.4 million) </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping (Jan 2011 – Dec 2014): $1.5 million </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Addressing (Jan 2011 – Dec 2013): $410K </li></ul><ul><li>Nonmapping (Jan 2011 – Dec 2014): $2.45 million </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Assistance to local boards through web resources (OEP & UNH Cooperative Extension - $.95 m) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statewide Broadband Capacity Building (DRED, CDFA & UNH - $.8 m) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local / Regional Broadband Planning (RPCs, OEP - $.7 m) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. DATA COLLECTION, INTEGRATION, VERIFICATION, and DISPLAY – The University of New Hampshire (UNH) seeks to extend its efforts to collect, map, verify, and display broadband availability data during years 3‐5 of the project, and to enhance its year 2 program by incorporating selected leading practices into the project workflow. UNH will continue to rely on the nine New Hampshire Regional Planning Commissions (RPCs) to assist in the collection and verification of the data. STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BROADBAND LEADERSHIP AND COORDINATION – Under the state director’s leadership and in partnership with the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA), a demand stimulation and aggregation program will be created to mobilize key stakeholders to make in‐kind and financial commitments to increase broadband penetration on a targeted community‐by‐community basis. The program will assemble a resource panel and create a Broadband Sustainability Fund (BSF) to assist with financing for areas that need service. NEW HAMPSHIRE BROADBAND LITERACY AND TRAINING PARTNERSHIP (NHBLTP) – The UNH team will partner with UNH Cooperative Extension, the UNH Information Technology Office (UNH IT), the Granite State Distance Learning Network (GSDLN) and the State Office of Energy and Planning (NH OEP) to assess the functional needs and subsequently provide broadband digital literacy training and technical assistance to educational institutions, non‐profits, local government and businesses throughout the state. STATE‐REGIONAL SECTOR BASED BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIC PLAN – This project will expand the level of activity of the nine RPCs and regional broadband stakeholder groups and add a state‐level consolidation and coordination component to the already envisioned activities to be led by the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning. These efforts will be highlighted by a sector‐based analysis to understand needs with greater precision and accuracy.
  7. 7. Acquire/Process Service Provider Data Obtain service coverage data from providers: broadband availability, technology, speed, infrastructure, and for wireless – spectrum used Inventory Community Anchor Institutions/State Agencies Map location of each CAI, and conduct telephone survey to collect broadband access information Conduct Analysis Compile the provider information into statewide maps displaying areas served by type of technology and speed tier Share and Display Information Develop consumer reporting and mapping website(s):
  8. 8. <ul><li>Broadband - Advertised speeds of at least 768 kbps downstream and 200 kbps upstream </li></ul><ul><li>Unserved area – One or more contiguous census blocks where >= 90% of households (HH’s) lack access to facilities-based terrestrial BB service, fixed or mobile (at minimum speed noted above) </li></ul><ul><li>Underserved area - One or more contiguous census blocks where one of the following factors is present: </li></ul><ul><ul><li><= 50% of HH have access to facilities-based terrestrial BB service (at minimum speed noted above) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>no fixed or mobile BB provider advertises transmission speeds of at least three mbps ; or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the rate of BB subscribership for the area is <= 40% of HHs . </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Source: <ul><li>Tract: </li></ul><ul><li>Subdivision of county </li></ul><ul><li>Optimum size of 4,000 people, but can range from 1,500 – 8,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Initially, goal is for homogeneity w/r to population characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Block: </li></ul><ul><li>Smallest unit of geography for data collection </li></ul><ul><li>Bounded by visible features </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Tract: </li></ul><ul><li>Subdivision of county </li></ul><ul><li>Optimum size of 4,000 people, but can range from 1,500 – 8,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Initially, goal is for homogeneity w/r to population characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Block: </li></ul><ul><li>Smallest unit of geography for data collection </li></ul><ul><li>Bounded by visible features </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Service provider data </li></ul><ul><li>GRANIT base map layers </li></ul><ul><li>Census derivatives – roads, census blocks </li></ul><ul><li>Aerial photography </li></ul><ul><li>Parcel data </li></ul><ul><li>Tabular data from assorted sources (DHHS master list of health care facilities) </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetation </li></ul><ul><li>Topography </li></ul>
  12. 12. Development of guidance/protocols Identification of active service providers Execution of NDAs with providers Acquisition and processing of provider data sets – 3 rd round submitted March, 2011 Development of statewide coverage maps by download/upload speed, type of technology Development of preliminary CAI data set (3500+ records) Web site development ( Hosted community broadband forums (15 hosted in fall of 2011) Using Cellular Expert software ( ) to predict signal strength. Note: Data generated for display purposes only, and does not represent the actual coverage area of any service provider.
  13. 13. Using Cellular Expert software ( ) to predict signal strength. Note: This data was generated for display purposes only, and does not represent the actual coverage area of any service provider.
  14. 23. Type of Institution Number of Institutions % of Total School - K-12 654 19.4 Library 602 17.8 Medical/Health Care 743 22.0 Public Safety 544 16.1 University, College, Other Post-Secondary 55 1.6 Other Community Support - Government 728 21.6 Other Community Support - Nongovernment 50 1.5 Total 3,376 100.0
  15. 24. Broadband Availability Number of Institutions % of Total Yes 2,519 74.6 No 378 11.2 Unknown 479 14.2 Total 3,376 100.0
  16. 29. Internal logical checks Speed test on web - ~2,850 records FCC data sets Community forums/surveys Satellite dish survey Input from local officials Commercial connectivity data sets Metered drive tests?
  17. 32. Launched February 17 th , 2011 by NTIA in collaboration with the FCC, and in partnership with the 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia broadband mapping programs
  18. 35. <ul><li>Continue mapping/inventory activities – Fall 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze unserved/underserved areas </li></ul><ul><li>Continue building out web site: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Town profile pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive map viewer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enhanced interactions with service providers </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate planning and other non-mapping components </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate rural addressing – Jan. 2011 </li></ul>
  19. 36. Fay Rubin Project Director – University of New Hampshire [email_address] M ichael Blair Project Coordinator – University of New Hampshire [email_address]