Minnesota Broadband Policy Poll

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A Presentation for the Blandin Foundation 2008 Broadband Conference, Connecting Communities: Making the Net Work in Minnesota.

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Minnesota Broadband Policy Poll

  1. 1. Policy Panel Questions Connected Communities: Making the Net Work for Minnesota
  2. 2. What technology gadget is on your wish list for the holiday season? <ul><li>MP3player </li></ul><ul><li>Smart phone </li></ul><ul><li>Video camera </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop computer </li></ul><ul><li>Digital video recorder </li></ul><ul><li>George Foreman Grill </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where do you live? <ul><li>Northeast MN </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest MN </li></ul><ul><li>West Central MN </li></ul><ul><li>Central MN </li></ul><ul><li>Southern MN </li></ul><ul><li>Southwest MN </li></ul><ul><li>The Metro </li></ul><ul><li>Outside MN </li></ul>
  4. 4. I am: <ul><li>An elected official </li></ul><ul><li>State government staff </li></ul><ul><li>Local government staff </li></ul><ul><li>A telecommunications provider </li></ul><ul><li>School or health care representative </li></ul><ul><li>Business owner or manager </li></ul><ul><li>Technology consultant or vendor </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  5. 5. At home, I connect via: <ul><li>Fiber </li></ul><ul><li>DSL </li></ul><ul><li>Cable modem </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>Satellite </li></ul><ul><li>Wi-Fi </li></ul><ul><li>Dial-up </li></ul><ul><li>Not sure </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  6. 6. Task Force Panel Session
  7. 7. What is the advertised speed of your home connection? <ul><li>Less that 1 Mb </li></ul><ul><li>1 – 3 Mb </li></ul><ul><li>4 – 9 Mb </li></ul><ul><li>10 Mb or faster </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t know </li></ul>
  8. 8. Telecommunications is as critical as roads and airports for community and economic vitality. <ul><li>Strongly agree </li></ul><ul><li>Agree </li></ul><ul><li>Disagree </li></ul><ul><li>Strongly Disagree </li></ul>
  9. 9. People who live in the countryside should expect to have slower and/or more expensive Internet speeds than people who live in cities and towns . <ul><li>Strongly agree </li></ul><ul><li>Agree </li></ul><ul><li>Disagree </li></ul><ul><li>Strongly Disagree </li></ul>
  10. 10. Which of these statements most closely reflects your perception of an appropriate and obtainable goal for Minnesota? <ul><li>Ultra High Speed Internet, of at least 100 Mbps, should be available to every home and business in Minnesota. </li></ul><ul><li>Ultra High Speed Internet, of at least 100 Mbps, should be available within every community in Minnesota. </li></ul><ul><li>Ultra High Speed Internet should be available to schools, governments, health care providers and tech-dependent business within metro areas and regional centers . </li></ul><ul><li>The state should not set broadband goals. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Policy Hearing
  12. 12. Government should leave the deployment and delivery of telecommunications infrastructure and services to the private sector. <ul><li>Strongly agree </li></ul><ul><li>Agree </li></ul><ul><li>Disagree </li></ul><ul><li>Strongly Disagree </li></ul>
  13. 13. Government investments in telecommunications infrastructure should be leveraged fully to serve all Minnesota citizens either directly or through use by private sector providers . <ul><li>Strongly agree </li></ul><ul><li>Agree </li></ul><ul><li>Disagree </li></ul><ul><li>Strongly Disagree </li></ul>
  14. 14. The public sector, alone or in joint ventures, can play an active role in ensuring ubiquitous telecommunications infrastructure and services. <ul><li>Strongly agree </li></ul><ul><li>Agree </li></ul><ul><li>Disagree </li></ul><ul><li>Strongly Disagree </li></ul>
  15. 15. Cities and counties should not face legal barriers in deploying and/or operating wholesale and/or retail telecommunications networks. <ul><li>Strongly agree </li></ul><ul><li>Agree </li></ul><ul><li>Disagree </li></ul><ul><li>Strongly Disagree </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Minnesota Ultra-High-Speed Broadband Task Force should develop and recommend aggressive goals and sound strategies that will place Minnesota at the forefront of Internet deployment and use . <ul><li>Strongly agree </li></ul><ul><li>Agree </li></ul><ul><li>Disagree </li></ul><ul><li>Strongly Disagree </li></ul>

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