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Nh telecom summit2011

  1. 1. Who Needs Broadband! 2011 NH Telecom Summit 5/11/11 Carol Miller, Director of Broadband Technology DRED, Division of Economic Development
  2. 2. Department of Resource and Economic Development <ul><li>Commissioner George Bald </li></ul><ul><li>Roy Duddy, Interim Division Director DED </li></ul><ul><li>Christopher Way, Business Services Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Leary, Chief of Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Miller, Director of Broadband Technologies </li></ul>
  3. 3. It all began over 100 years ago
  4. 4. Telephone Central Office
  5. 5. Turn of the Century Wire
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>Internet drives Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology drives Broadband </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. First Smart Phone
  8. 10. Biggest Telecom/Broadband Issue facing NH Expanding Broadband to rural unserved and underserved areas of the state.
  9. 11. <ul><li>What is the State of NH doing about Broadband? </li></ul>
  10. 12. Broadband Action Plan <ul><li>Created in 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commissioned by DRED and the Telecommunications Advisory Board </li></ul></ul><ul><li>25 Action Items </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendations that will help broadband deployment </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. Medium Demand Subcommittee Demand Re-examine the High Speed Heroes project completed in July 2007. 21 Medium Government Subcommittee Government Create a broadband website for users, providers, and researchers. 20 Medium Government Subcommittee Government Monitor and continually seek ways to improve the State’s national rankings for broadband. 19 Medium Demand Subcommittee Demand Develop broadband and digital literacy awareness programs. 18 Medium Government Subcommittee Government & Legislature Support efforts to provide all libraries, schools, and town halls with a broadband connection. 17 Medium Government Subcommittee Government Evaluate State government opportunities. 16 Medium Government Subcommittee Government Engage local government in developing and supporting broadband initiatives. 15 High Supply Subcommittee All Take advantage of the State's location to identify new backhaul infrastructure. 14 High Supply Subcommittee Supply Partner with an appropriate Geographic Information Services (GIS) organization. 13 High Legislative Subcommittee Legislative Restructure and Refocus the Telecommunications Advisory Board (TAB) through a Subcommittee Structure. 12 High Supply Subcommittee Supply and Government Foster a cooperative relationship with broadband vendors. 11 High Supply Subcommittee Government & Supply Engage regional planning commission’s to collect data and coordinate broadband efforts. 10 High Supply Subcommittee Government & Supply Develop model permitting standards collaboratively with local government. 9 High Demand Subcommittee Demand Leverage existing resources to support the Broadband Action Plan. 8 Critical Legislative Subcommittee Government & Legislative Provide incentives for last mile deployment in unserved and underserved areas. 7 Critical Regulatory Subcommittee Regulatory Improve utility pole access. 6 Critical Regulatory Subcommittee Regulatory Evaluate the feasibility of creating a broadband services fund. 5 Critical Supply Subcommittee Government & Supply Identify new financial resources to support broadband initiatives. 4 Critical Supply Subcommittee Government & Supply Remove barriers to State rights of way (ROW) access. 3 Critical Government Subcommittee Government & Regulatory Streamline the wireless facility siting process. 2 Critical Legislative Subcommittee Legislative Develop an independent function to provide leadership and coordination of broadband initiatives in the State of New Hampshire. 1 Priority TAB Subcommittee Category Action Item #
  12. 14. Medium BAP Steering Committee Government Measure the success of BAP recommendations through an annual (or semi-annual) survey. 25 Medium Demand Subcommittee Demand Evaluate the feasibility of implementing a school laptop and computer recycling initiatives for at least some portions of the State of New Hampshire. . 24 Medium Demand Subcommittee Government & Demand Provide annual regional forums for citizen input of, and feedback on broadband initiatives, utilizing the methodology used for this project. 23 Medium Government Subcommittee Government Align Broadband Initiatives with the Governor’s Smart Growth Policy. 22
  13. 15. Let’s start at the Beginning! Is it a local, regional issue or state-wide issue? Can it be a local, regional or state-wide solution?
  14. 16. Develop a Vision <ul><li>What are you trying to do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get DSL to extend service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get cable to extend service down your street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up a wireless access node and distribute to neighborhood </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do you move the Vision forward? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Steering committee and community involvement </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. Understand the limits of a given broadband technology <ul><li>DSL – digital subscriber line using telephone lines. </li></ul><ul><li>Cable Access – cable internet that uses cable TV infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed Wireless – line of sight between subscriber and access point. (Wi-fi or mesh) </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Wireless – using cellular carriers 3G/4G service on the go. </li></ul><ul><li>Satellite Service – line of sight generally need a clear view of the southern sky. </li></ul>
  16. 18. Be clear on Goals <ul><li>Where are we going? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How are we going to get there? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How will we know we have arrived? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Measure progress and be flexible </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. Identify the Stakeholders <ul><li>Who will benefit? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Town </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighborhood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Region </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who is willing to pay something? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighbors out of pocket </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant funded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Town funded </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do you really need? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a financial strategy </li></ul></ul>
  18. 20. Build Consensus <ul><li>Start with end users </li></ul><ul><li>Create a steering committee </li></ul><ul><li>Add the leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with others, combine efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Power in numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Communication is key </li></ul>
  19. 21. Effective Needs Assessment <ul><li>Ask the right questions </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the right people </li></ul><ul><li>Do the math </li></ul><ul><li>Be Creative in your proposed solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Document </li></ul>
  20. 22. Plan for Political Process <ul><li>Know the laws, rules and regs </li></ul><ul><li>Address adversarial issues early and often </li></ul><ul><li>Know your legislators and local politicians </li></ul><ul><li>Get proactive with ordinances </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared for change </li></ul>
  21. 23. Project Team Members <ul><li>Local Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Sign Key politicians on early </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Community Anchor Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Planning Commissions </li></ul>
  22. 24. Partner, Partner, Partner <ul><li>Regional and/or Local Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Service Providers </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband Initiatives – New Hampshire Fastroads </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Planning Commissions convening stakeholder groups in all 9 regions </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t go it alone! </li></ul>
  23. 25. Public Private Partnerships <ul><li>Private sector owned, no public involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Public utility owned, operated </li></ul><ul><li>PPP in which community invests money </li></ul><ul><li>Community contributes resources, no money to PPP </li></ul><ul><li>Public owns, leases infrastructure to ISP </li></ul><ul><li>Private owns, local government anchor tenant </li></ul><ul><li>Community owns infrastructure, ISPs offer services </li></ul>
  24. 26. Look for Funding Sources and Grants <ul><li>USDA – Community Connect Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) - Community Development Block Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Charitable Organizations and Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Research other grants available </li></ul>
  25. 28. Who needs Broadband? We all do!
  26. 29. For more Information Carol Miller, Director of Broadband Technologies, Department for Resources and Economic Development, Division of Economic Development, State of New Hampshire Email: [email_address] Website: Voice: 603-271-2341 x138