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Broadband Advisory Council Meeting June 2014

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Regional planning presentations at the Utah Broadband Project Advisory Council meeting June 19, 2014.

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Broadband Advisory Council Meeting June 2014

  1. 1. Bear River Regional Broadband Access Plan State Broadband Advisory Council Thursday, June 19th, 2014
  2. 2. Regional Goals • Improve Economic Opportunity • Government Regulation & Investment • Improve Access to Health Care • Promote Education & Awareness • Increase Community Access
  3. 3. Regional Recommendations • Collect More Information on Business Needs • Identification of Infrastructure Needs • Advocate for Regulatory Changes for Telehealth • Improve Public Access Points
  4. 4. Going Forward • Continued Local Conversations • Telehealth Pilot • Informational Materials • Advocacy in Local and Regional Planning Activities
  5. 5. Always Have a Backup Plan Never Underestimate the Bandwidth of a Station Wagon Full of Backup Tapes Hurtling Down the Highway – Andrew S. Tanenbaum
  6. 6. RECOMMENDATIO NS P R E S E N T AT I O N J U N E 1 9 B Y A M Y L . P E T E R S S O U T H E A S T E R N U T A H A S S O C I A T I O N O F L O C A L G O V E R N M E N T S
  7. 7. Southeastern Utah Broadband Planning Council
  8. 8. MISSION TO bring about the awareness of broadband services and current infrastructure TO encouraging local businesses, residences and public officials to work together in bringing broadband into their local area TO promote and strengthen networking between the public and private entities with their broadband providers
  9. 9. KEY ISSUES  Large geographical distances  Unreliable services that make it difficult to sustain & attract businesses  Small communities with seasonal High- Volume Tourism  Marketing campaigns & educating consumers  Funding Challenges & Legislature controls  Utah Navajo Nation sparse population & need for physical addresses
  10. 10. RECOMMENDATIONS
  11. 11. Recommendation Highlights  Economic Development  Education, Healthcare and Public Safety  Telecommunication Providers and Consumers  Local Governments
  12. 12. Economic Development  Continue Local Coordination Efforts –  Develop a Regional Strategy to Increase Tribal Broadband Access –  Increase Access to Tourist Areas –
  13. 13. Telecommunication Providers and Consumers  Form Public-Private Partnerships to Increase Coordination –  Provide a Mechanism for Consumer/Provider Coordination –
  14. 14. Education, Healthcare and Public Safety  Increase Utilization of Funding Mechanisms – SE Association could continue to work with the Utah Broadband Project and identify facilities who do not currently have high-speed Internet access and educate them on the availability of these resources. The Association could work with these facilities to coordinate with UEN, the Utah Telehealth Network and First Net to help secure funding.
  15. 15. Local Governments  Amend Planning Documents to Encourage Broadband Deployment –  Develop Strategies to Increase Competition –  Develop Strategies to Utilize Local Funding to Encourage Infrastructure Deployment –
  16. 16. CONCLUSION Networking provides a greater opportunity to develop partnerships Creating a synergy in Southeastern Utah Communities engages entities, provides community awareness and accessibility to products Success of this plan was made possible with the support of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Broadband Project Team, the Public Service Commission, the Department of Technology Services’ Automated Geographic Reference Center and Local Community Input!
  17. 17. QUESTIONS….. COMMENTS…..
  18. 18. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME & CONSIDERATION!
  19. 19. For Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington County SOUTHWEST UTAH REGIONAL BROADBAND PLAN Five County Association of Governments
  20. 20. REGIONAL OVERVIEW
  21. 21.  Status of Broadband Internet service stifles economic development in some rural areas while providing great opportunities in others  Working with federal land managers, although essential for expansion, is difficult and cumbersome  Demand for more data for education, industry and health sectors is increasing exponentially.  Cooperation between public and private sector improves overall service KEY CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
  22. 22. 1. PROLIFERATION OF A VARIETY OF OPTIONS FOR AFFORDABLE, RELIABLE, HIGH-SPEED RESIDENTIAL INTERNET SERVICE 2. REDUNDANCY AND HIGHER BANDWIDTH IN INDUSTRIAL AREAS, BUSINESS PARKS AND OTHER POTENTIAL SITES FOR BUSINESSES TO RETAIN AND ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES 3. INCREASED BANDWIDTH IN SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, HOSPITALS AND PUBLIC ACCESS SITES TO ACCOMMODATE GREATER DATA USAGE 4. IMPROVED COOPERATION BETWEEN INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS AND GOVERNMENT ENTITIES TO EXPAND THE NETWORK OF BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE REGIONAL GOALS
  23. 23.  Disseminate information about broadband mapping tool to prospective businesses  Development of detailed broadband plans for local jurisdictions  Enhance broadband database to include available infrastructure and project schedules  Improve coordination with the Utah Education Network (UEN) to expand broadband access and capacity PRIORITY RECOMMENDATIONS
  24. 24.  Refine grant policies to provide broadband service for small providers in rural and isolated areas  State Liaison Program for cooperating with public land managers  Remove barriers and support the private sector to lead the charge to expand broadband infrastructure  Ongoing regional broadband coordination PRIORITY RECOMMENDATIONS

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