New York City Housing Authority & Google Fast Gigabit Trial
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NYCHA-GOOGLE Broadband RFI - Bridging the Digital Divide

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This is an RFI that I authored on behalf of the New York City Housing Authority to be considered for the GOOGLE Fast Gigabit trials.

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GOOGLE FAST GIGABIT TRIAL RFI

  1. 1. New York City Housing Authority & Google Fast Gigabit Trial (Request For Information) Prepared by Keith Piaseczny NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY - GENERAL SERVICES NESCO - NYCHA Exploring Social Communications Options
  2. 2. • 2/10/2010 - Google Announces Plans to deliver Gigabit Internet in the US. • 3/15/2010 - FCC announces sweeping National Broadband Plan. • 3/26/2010 - New York City Housing Authority submits RFI for Google Fast Gigabit. • 3/27/2010 - Google announces that over 1,100 municipalities and 194,000 individuals responded. This map displays where the responses were concentrated. Each small dot represents a government response, and each large dot represents locations where more than 1,000 residents submitted a nomination. 1
  3. 3. Google Fiber for Communities (Overview) Google is planning to launch an experiment that will make Internet access better and faster for everyone. They plan to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Their networks will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today, over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. They’ll offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people. 1,100 Local Governments Contend for Google Broadband They have requested interested municipalities and organizations to provide information about their communities through a Request More than 1,100 cities and towns, and for information (RFI), to help them determine where to build their 194,000 individuals have responded to network. Google’s offer to use at least one city to test a broadband network that’s 100 times faster Above all, they’re interested in deploying their network efficiently than what’s typically available in America. and quickly, and are hoping to identify interested communities As the FCC pushes its national broadband plan to prioritize high-speed Internet as that will work with them to achieve this goal. They also want to a “foundation for economic growth, job work with a community where they can bring significant benefits creation, global competitiveness and a better to residents and develop useful proofs-of-concept that can have way of life,” Google hopes to serve 50,000 a broader impact. For example, they’re looking for opportunities to 500,000 people through its experimental to experiment with deployment techniques that can inform and project. accelerate broadband deployment elsewhere as well. To that end, they’ll use the RFI to identify interested communities and to Technology assess local factors that will impact the efficiency and speed of The Nation their deployment, such as the level of community support, local resources, weather conditions, approved construction methods and local regulatory issues. They will also take into account broadband availability and speeds that are already offered to users within a community. As part of NYCHA’s NESCO (NYCHA Exploring Social Communication Options) initiative, one goal is to enable our residents to have access to the broad benefits of the internet for a better life and greater opportunities. This access will support our social communications and emergency notifications platforms. It will contribute greater access to job opportunities and the benefits of broadband distance e-learning and video streaming. It will make the lives of our seniors and disabled easier by enabling internet shopping, banking and fulfilling prescriptions online. What follows are responses to the Google RFI, NYCHA’s bid to get Google Fast Gigabit for residents of the New York City Housing Authority. The content and order has been slightly modified to fit the format of this PDF, with some edits and the addition of relevant graphics and images that were not part of the actual submission This RFI was prepared using an online shared document collaboration tool, Google documents, created by: Keith Piaseczny (project lead). The online document was shared by: Atefeh Riazi NYCHA CIO; Muthu Boopathi; Rudolph Kurkjian; Laurence Wilensky ;Tischelle George; William Blodgett; Anthony Palermo; Maria Sinopoli; Frank Debartolo; Carl Hafner. 2
  4. 4. Bridging the Digital Divide The Get Connected campaign was launched in late 2009 to develop online applications, technologies, social networking and emergency notification systems for the benefit of residents of the New York City Housing Authority. Essential to the success of this program is to provide opportunities for economical internet access for NYCHA residents, who enjoy access to the internet well below national average. This will open many new opportunities and generally enhance the quality of life for our residents. Google recently announced a trial project to test and deploy a new high bandwidth technology that has a great potential to address this disparity and may support our efforts in bridging the digital divide.The New York City Housing Authority presents Google with an historic opportunity to conduct this trial. Deployment NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY, the largest housing agency in North America, provides homes for 175,475 families, serving a total of 654,657 low and middle income New Yorkers Community in public housing and Section 8 programs. Currently, we have approximately 19,000 units with full fiber optic infrastructure and unused underground conduit already in place linking campuses of building complexes just waiting for Google to open the pipeline in this historic opportunity to provide economical internet to hundreds of thousands of residents. NYCHA residents are distributed across 5 Boroughs in New York City, living in 2,604 residential buildings, 178,556 apartments, 334 developments citywide. 49.5% of NYCHA residents have total household income below the Poverty Line, 36.8% are minors under 21, 11.9% of NYCHA families receive public assistance. Overall Median household income ($ per annum): 15857 Number of housing units: 178490 Number of single family homes: 236 Description of Number of multi-family homes: 2368 Number of apartment complexes: 334 Average number of units per apartment complex: 534.4 Population & Number of gated communities: 0 Approximate percentage of households in entire community that are currently subscribing to broadband Internet service: 40%* Terrain *estimate NYCHA developments are distributed across 5 Boroughs in New York City, the most densely populated city in the United States. We are a temperate climate characterized by a costal position in a naturally sheltered harbor, mostly flat terrain just above sea level, with the highest point 409ft above sea level on Staten Island. Average annual highest temperature: 61.2 Average annual temperature: 54.9 Average annual lowest temperature: 46.9 Average amount of snowfall per year (inches): 26.5 Average amount of rainfall per year (inches): 44.4 3
  5. 5. NYCHA-GOOGLE Broadband RFI - Bridging the Digital Divide The New York City Housing Authority falls entirely within the physical boundaries and legal jurisdiction of the City of New York. Local Government Local government is led by elected officials, the NYC City Council and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg waited as he was introduced before an audience at Google’s office in Chelsea. (Photo: Chip East/Reuters) New York City Mayor Bloomberg had convened a Broadband Advisory Committee headed by Council Member Gail Brewer to explore and make recommendations on BAC findings which included Townhall meetings in all 5 NYC Boroughs. NYCHA also has a highly developed and responsive Community Operations providing specialized programming and e-learning geared specifically to the needs of our residents, with hundreds of community centers where residents can enjoy internet access, educational courses, computer training, child care, etc The NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY presents an ideal opportunity for this trial. We are local to the Google NYC office, we have extensive pre-existing fiber optic infrastructure already in place. We own massive complexes of buildings linked by our own underground conduit. Most importantly, we serve the underserved, over half a million New Yorkers who would greatly benefit from this trial. With this application we seek to Bridge the Digital Divide. Local Employment Statistics: Number of high tech jobs: 316500 Local Community Number of manufacturing jobs: 230000 Number of education services jobs: 748200 Number of other service sector jobs: 555000 Facts & Figures* Colleges and Universities: New York University 41,783; Columbia University 22,655; St. John’s University 20,096; CUNY Queen’s College 18,728; Touro College 17,129; CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College 16,097; CUNY Brooklyn College 16,087; CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice 14,841; Fordham University 14,448; CUNY City College 14,392; CUNY New York City College of Technology 13,502; Pace University-New York 12,912; CUNY College of Staten Island 12,517; CUNY Lehman College 10,922; Fashion Institute of Technology 9,938; The New School 9,659; Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus 8,174; CUNY York College 6,727; Yeshiva University 6,358; CUNY Medgar Evers College 5,550 Major Hospitals and Health Care Facilities: Bellevue Hospital Center, Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital, Gouverneur Healthcare Services, Harlem Hospital Center, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Jacobi Medical Center, North Central Bronx Hospital, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Ctr., New York Presbyterian Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, North General Hospital, Saint Vincent’s Hospital, Long Island College Hospital of Brooklyn, Maimonides Medical Center, Calvary Hospital, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, etc. 4
  6. 6. NYCHA-GOOGLE Broadband RFI - Bridging the Digital Divide Why This is an enormous opportunity of historic proportions for Google and NYCHA. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) provides homes, social services, community services and NYCHA? numerous amenities to over half a million low and middle income New Yorkers. New York is the most densely populated city in the country, with some of the highest concentrations being within NYCHA developments. NYCHA owns the land and over 3,000 buildings in 334 interconnected developments throughout New York City. If NYCHA was city, it would be larger than the City of Boston, rank 20th in the US with NYC ranked first. We currently have thousands of apartments with fiber optic infrastructure already in place. We seek to provide our residents with the greatest quality of life and access to all opportunities that the internet makes possible. The Google fast gigabit trials will set the standard for providing high-speed internet to the masses. Google is interested in While it is amazing to consider what one individual can do with 100x the conventional internet bandwidth, just think what working with communities a hundred people can do with online access that they do not in which it can rapidly otherwise have available. The implications are profound and install fiber-optic facilities historic. This partnership will go down in history as a moment in and offer ultra-high speed time when the internet became accessible to the masses, to the population who will most benefit from this unique opportunity. Internet access services. NYCHA is NYCHA currently as 18,927 apartments with fiber optic networks Broadband installed: Each apartment has a home run to the rack and patch panel in the wiring center consisting of a composite bundle of two 4 pair Cat 5e, two Coax RG-6/U, and one dual strand Multimode Ready Fiber Optic 62.5/125 cable ready to deploy fast gigabit. We fully own this infrastructure. 18,927 apartments with full-fiber MANHATTAN infrastructure! NYCHA has thousands Fulton (11) 945 of broadband ready Jefferson (18) 1487 apartments. Numbers Rangel (8) 984 (right) denote number BRONX Castle Hill (14) 2025 of buildings, each Marble Hill (11) 1682 development form a St. Mary’s Park (6) 1007 campus of buildings BROOKLYN which are connected with Brownsville (27) Tompkins (8) 2367 Boulevard (18) 1436 underground conduits, Coney Island (1) Glenwood (20) 1380 either spares or room to co- QUEENS The NEW YORK CITY HOUSING occupy. Each building has Queensbridge North/South (26) 3149 a stand alone infrastucture Woodside (20) 1358 AUTHORITY has extensive infrastructural in place. Typical high rise NYCHAMDU is STATEN ISLAND which can be connected Mariner’s Harbor/ (22) Todt Hill (7) 1107 eleven stories tall with 100+ apartments. Acceptable conduit path construction is a together which fiber to form TOTALS conduit riser in the stairhall branching out a digital campus. 18,927 into the hallway corridors with metal molding containing fiber drops to the apartment door. 5
  7. 7. NYCHA-GOOGLE Broadband RFI - Bridging the Digital Divide Ordinances NYCHA is within NYC jurisdiction, where specific permits and franchise agreements are required for a multitude of fiber optic infrastructure projects currently underway on city property. However, NYCHA offers a unique scenario in that we can help Google work around city franchise issues by using our properties Rules to deliver internet access via our underground conduit or from our rooftops. Policies NYCHA developments have extensive building to building conduit network contain wiring for communicating from apartments, utility rooms back to boiler plants with a preponderance of & spare conduits for future use. Spare conduits are now being used for FIOS deployment in some properties. The pre-existing Facilities infrastructure within each building complex offer quick unrestricted access to thousands of apartments. Deployment of a community-wide FTTH network will require Google to work closely with local government entities and other organizations. Google seeks to identify resources owned by the community that may assist in the rapid, smooth deployment of a residential fiber optic network. NYCHA is distributed across 5 Boroughs in New York City with a high rate of development in all areas. Several properties - that fall outside of this initial trial - have landmark designation. Historical We have some developments with concentrations of Asian and Hasidic Communities. We represent Districts the broad demographic of NYC, the largest city in the US, characterized & Cultural by high population density and cultural diversity. Diversity 6
  8. 8. NYCHA-GOOGLE Broadband RFI - Bridging the Digital Divide Expertise Atefeh Riazi, NYCHA Chief Information Officer is fully committed to using technology to improve the quality of life for our residents. She brings new strategic direction to NYCHA, Chief Information Officer is training and recruiting new IT staff to bring Atefeh Riazi visionary perspectives and high tech talents to this agency. As founder of CIO’s Without Borders, she has a deep understanding of the importance of bridging the digital divide, in fostering the life enhancements that the internet can offer where most needed. NYCHA CIO Atti Riazi joined the New York City Housing Authority in November of 2009. Disparities of high bandwidth internet access falls along economic lines between the haves and have nots. Among low- and middle-income New Yorkers, it is well below the national average. Some talking points • Community-Enabled Education – High bandwidth with real- time shared content will revolutionize educational platforms, provide for distance e-learning opportunities and streaming video programming possible, live streaming collaborations, classrooms, lectures, access to shared content, etc. • Bridging the Digital Divide – The democratization of the internet, so that it is equally available to all, regardless of socio-economic status. Low and middle income New Yorkers are far behind the national average in internet usage. • Economic Growth and Job Opportunities – This will enhance business functionality, and numerous social media and professional opportunities for residents and small business startups. • Disabled/Elderly Access – NYCHA has a high percentage of elderly and disabled residents, the internet can offer new conveniences for an easier life. 35.4% of NYCHA households are headed by an individual age 62 and over. • High density population – we probably offer the highest population density over any other applicant for fast gigabit tens of thousands of people within a very close proximity. • Resident Safety and Security – High bandwidth enables use of inexpensive web based video security systems in public spaces and elevators and can support our Emergency Notification Networks. 7
  9. 9. NYCHA-GOOGLE Broadband RFI - Bridging the Digital Divide While it is amazing to consider what one individual can do with 100 times the conventional internet bandwidth, just think what 100 people can do with access to the internet that they would not otherwise have. Get Connected As part of our Get Connected campaign, we currently have live email sign-up systems up and running supported by community outreach and marketing. We are in the process of collecting thousands of email addresses of our residents to incorporate in our social networking and emergency notification networks. The Get Connected campaign is the first step. This poster encourages residents to visit the NYCHA website to provide contact information, an email address that can be incorporated in our social networking and emergency notification networks. Resources New York City Population as per American Community Survey (ACS) July 2008; The New York City Civil Service Sector Labor Market Profile; www. nytimes.com/2008/11/30/jobs/30training.html; Manufacturing A Sustainable New York NY; Civil_Service_LMP_July2006.pdf; NYT June 24, 2008 in NYC; www.marketingcharts.com; http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/750498; www.broadband.gov; NYCHA Internal Data; www.worldclimate.com; MTC www. nymtc.org; www.labor.state.ny.us; www.nycetc.org; answers.com; www.w3.org 8
  10. 10. WASHINGTON, DC - March 15, 2010 The Federal Communications Commission made its National Broadband Plan public outlining specific recommendations for policy makers over the next decade to ensure all Americans get access to high-speed Internet. Congress asked the FCC as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed in February 2009 to come up with a comprehensive plan to spread affordable broadband access throughout the U.S., with the goal of creating more jobs for Americans, improving health care, and encouraging energy independence. The FCC task force, which has been working on the report for nearly a year, will present its 360-page report to the FCC commissioners on Tuesday and it will present the report to Congress on Wednesday. A summary of the report is posted on the FCC Web site. Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan The National Broadband Plan lays out a bold road map to America’s future. These initiatives will stimulate economic growth, spur job creation, and boost our capabilities in education, healthcare, homeland security and more. - National Broadband Goals - Goal 1: At least 100 million U.S. homes should have affordable access to actual download speeds of at least 100 megabits per second and actual upload speeds of at least 50 megabits per second. Goal 2: The United States should lead the world in mobile innovation, with the fastest and most extensive wireless networks of any nation. Goal 3: Every American should have affordable access to robust broadband service, and the means and skills to subscribe if they so choose. Goal 4: Every community should have affordable access to at least 1 Gbps broadband service to anchor institutions such as schools, hospitals and government buildings. Goal 5: To ensure the safety of Americans, every first responder should have access to a nationwide public safety wireless network. Goal 6: To ensure that America leads in the clean energy economy, every American should be able to use broadband to track and manage their real-time energy consumption. (source) www.broadband.gov 9

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