How partnerships and planning
can lead the way on broadband
Tom Garrison
Communications Dir.
City of Eagan
tgarrison@cityofeagan.com
(651) 675-5000
accesseagan.com
Liaison to Eagan ...
Our recommendations “are only as
good as their implementation.” P. 97
We need not just a report
card,
but a plan
•Recognizes “one size-does not
fit all” circumstances, p. 68
•Focuses on collaboration and
action, p. 70
•Encourages publi...
•Flexible on tactics, firm on
goals
•Positions MN as laboratory for
best practices
•Clarifies rules and solves
problems
•R...
AccessEagan
•16.2 mile

wholesale fiber
network
•Open to any
carrier that wants
to serve Eagan
businesses
•Carrier-class
•...
Bonding authority to extend length of ROI
Test bed for new ideas & technologies
Convene community conversations
Grow M...
What Else Should We Do?
•Cannot focus just on rural/unserved.
•Keep regional job centers competitive
•Focus on affordabili...
Examples
•What’s the
connection between
employment density &
connectivity?

•How do we leverage
our clusters?
In God we trust; all others
please use data
•Scientific, technical and professional

jobs in the Twin Cities exceed
Denver...
Speed Leaders
Location

Download/Upload

Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong

1000/1000 Mbps

Kansas City, Google Fiber
Lafayette, LA
...
In God we trust; all others
please use data

•Four of the top 24 speed

leaders in the world are either
municipal projects...
Cost
Location

Download/Upload

Cost

Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong

1000/1000 Mbps

$31-65

Kansas City, Google Fiber
Lafayette...
Latency – Speed to market

Source: Greater MSP. Study by NEF, 2013
Need a plan
Aim high
Use metrics
Know our strengths/weaknesses
Collaborate & partner
Cities/Counties have a role
Question: “How did you know that?”
Answer:

“The same way I knew
fiber optics was going to replace
coaxial cable.”
Harriso...
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  • Eagan presentation statewide b band task force 11 12-13 revised

    1. 1. How partnerships and planning can lead the way on broadband
    2. 2. Tom Garrison Communications Dir. City of Eagan tgarrison@cityofeagan.com (651) 675-5000 accesseagan.com Liaison to Eagan Tech Working Group Chair, LMC Telecomm Task Force, 2013 Member 2008-2009 State Task Force Member of Gig Group, 2006-07
    3. 3. Our recommendations “are only as good as their implementation.” P. 97
    4. 4. We need not just a report card, but a plan
    5. 5. •Recognizes “one size-does not fit all” circumstances, p. 68 •Focuses on collaboration and action, p. 70 •Encourages public/private partnerships (p. 68) and recognizes local role (pp. 58-68
    6. 6. •Flexible on tactics, firm on goals •Positions MN as laboratory for best practices •Clarifies rules and solves problems •Recognizes role of government
    7. 7. AccessEagan •16.2 mile wholesale fiber network •Open to any carrier that wants to serve Eagan businesses •Carrier-class •Cost about $2 million paid from non-tax revenues. •Network Availability Guarantee
    8. 8. Bonding authority to extend length of ROI Test bed for new ideas & technologies Convene community conversations Grow MN’s talent economy “Harden” MN against cyber threats and single points of failure, pages 67, 82-89. “Cyber attacks are every bit as real as the more well-known threats like terrorism [and] nuclear weapons . . . . The collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber Pearl Harbor; an attack that would . . . paralyze and shock the nation.” ` Leon Panetta, U.S, Defense Secretary, 2012
    9. 9. What Else Should We Do? •Cannot focus just on rural/unserved. •Keep regional job centers competitive •Focus on affordability •Focus on duties for Broadband Office •Identify best practices •Drill down in the data
    10. 10. Examples •What’s the connection between employment density & connectivity? •How do we leverage our clusters?
    11. 11. In God we trust; all others please use data •Scientific, technical and professional jobs in the Twin Cities exceed Denver, Phoenix, Austin, TX, Portland, and . . . for now Kansas City •A new 2013 report shows “that the most affordable and fast connections are available in markets where consumers can choose between at least three competitive service providers.” •Yet, only nine percent of Americans have access to three or more providers; the majority are limited to one or two incumbents Sources: 1. Greater MSP, 2. New America Foundation— The Cost of Connectivity 2013, 3. 2010 National Broadband Plan
    12. 12. Speed Leaders Location Download/Upload Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong 1000/1000 Mbps Kansas City, Google Fiber Lafayette, LA 1000/1000 1000/1000 Chattanooga, TN Bristol, VA 1000/50 1000/50 New York, D.C., LA - Verizon San Francisco – Comcast 500/100 0r 300/65 105/20 Source: New America Foundation— The Cost of Connectivity 2013
    13. 13. In God we trust; all others please use data •Four of the top 24 speed leaders in the world are either municipal projects in the U.S. or private/public partnerships like Google in Kansas City Source: New America Foundation— The Cost of Connectivity 2013.
    14. 14. Cost Location Download/Upload Cost Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong 1000/1000 Mbps $31-65 Kansas City, Google Fiber Lafayette, LA municipal 1000/1000 1000/1000 $70 San Francisco – Comcast New York, D.C., LA - Verizon 105/20 500/100 0r 300/65 $115 $209-300 Source: New America Foundation— The Cost of Connectivity 2013; prices rounded
    15. 15. Latency – Speed to market Source: Greater MSP. Study by NEF, 2013
    16. 16. Need a plan Aim high Use metrics Know our strengths/weaknesses Collaborate & partner Cities/Counties have a role
    17. 17. Question: “How did you know that?” Answer: “The same way I knew fiber optics was going to replace coaxial cable.” Harrison Ford in the role of tycoon Linus Larrabee in Sabrina~ 1995

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