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WiscNet Future Technologies Conference presentation 5.1.14

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Broadband: Catching up, moving forward. Information on the state of broadband access and adoption in Wisconsin, and the work the UWEX Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center is doing around the topic.

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WiscNet Future Technologies Conference presentation 5.1.14

  1. 1. Broadband Catching up, Catching on and Moving Forward Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center Future Technology Conference May 1, 2014 http://broadband.uwex.edu | Twitter @WI_Broadband | WI_Broadband@uwex.edu
  2. 2. Collaboration | Partnership | Engaging | Educating | Training Connected Communities: Helping Wisconsin Compete in a Global Marketplace Economic Development Capacity/Capability Building Leadership Development Digital Inclusion
  3. 3. Collaboration | Partnership | Engaging | Educating | Training Connected Communities: Helping Wisconsin Compete in a Global Marketplace Economic Development Capacity/Capability Building Leadership Development Digital Inclusion
  4. 4. Collaboration | Partnership | Engaging | Educating | Training Connected Communities: Helping Wisconsin Compete in a Global Marketplace Economic Development Capacity/Capability Building Leadership Development Digital Inclusion
  5. 5. Collaboration | Partnership | Engaging | Educating | Training Connected Communities: Helping Wisconsin Compete in a Global Marketplace Economic Development Capacity/Capability Building Leadership Development Digital Inclusion
  6. 6. Collaboration | Partnership | Engaging | Educating | Training Connected Communities: Helping Wisconsin Compete in a Global Marketplace Economic Development Capacity/Capability Building Leadership Development Digital Inclusion
  7. 7. Tools, Resources, Information Broadband.uwex.edu/resources
  8. 8. U.S. Technology Adoption Rates (10% Penetration)
  9. 9. CAIs Are Major Economic Engines In Most of Our Communities….
  10. 10. Broadband Is An Enabling Technology http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/treg/broadband/ITU-BB-Reports_Impact-of-Broadband-on-the-Economy.pdf
  11. 11. What is the Return for $1 Billion+ Investment?
  12. 12. Max Adv. Download Speed, Wireline http://wi.linkamericadata.org/
  13. 13. Second Home Study: Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties (Preliminary!) Impact Type Employment Labor Income Output Direct Effect 1,454 $23,528,923 $55,778,505 Indirect Effect 109 $4,294,936 $12,867,676 Induced Effect 188 $7,281,161 $22,466,186 Total Effect 1,751 $35,105,021 $91,112,368
  14. 14. Hands-on Assistance & Partnerships
  15. 15. PSC Initiatives: BAT https://apps.costquest.com/bat/home
  16. 16. Test Mobile Broadband! LinkWISCONSIN Drive Test App Tests mobile Broadband speeds to better understand coverage map accuracy. Collects connectivity and location data, does NOT gather personal data. Volunteers are needed to provide comprehensive testing across the state! Contact PSCStateBroadbandOffice@wisconsin.gov to help! The LinkWISCONSIN Mobile Test is on app stores for data plans < 1 GB. Anyone with a smart mobile device can help!
  17. 17. Testing Mobile Broadband March 2013-January 31st, 2014 tests: 66,791 Tests, November 1 – 19 Colors represent individual phones.
  18. 18. We Listen and We Respond • Facilitate/Participate • Webinars • High-speed Bits • Videos • Broadband Resources • Broadband Reference Guide • CAN Manual • Building Subscribership • Creating Technology Council
  19. 19. Digital Leaders • Working with Stakeholders and Local Leaders • Collaborating with libraries and schools • Engaging youth • Educating Communities • Creating Resources • Fairs, Expos, Trainings
  20. 20. Present and Teach • County/State-wide Presentations • Webinars • High-speed Bits • Trainings for County Officials (iPad) • Broadband Boot Camps 26 Mini-High Speed Broadband Boot Camp ***
  21. 21. Addressing the Issue of Funding • We Track Opportunities • Statewide: PSC • Federal: FCC, USDA • We Encourage Collective Efforts: • Public Private Partnerships • Collective Efforts • Collaborations
  22. 22. Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center Maria Alvarez Stroud Jill Hietpas Andy Lewis Jennifer Smith http://broadband.uwex.edu | Twitter @WI_Broadband | WI_Broadband@uwex.edu

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