BROADBAND MAPPING/PLANNING - WI STATUS CHECK

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Presentation to the Assembly Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs

Gary A. Evenson, Administrator
Nick Linden, Assistant Administrator
Telecommunications Division
Public Service Commission

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  • BROADBAND MAPPING/PLANNING - WI STATUS CHECK

    1. 1. BROADBAND MAPPING/PLANNINGWI STATUS CHECK<br />June 15, 2010<br /> Presentation to <br />Assembly Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />Gary A. Evenson, Administrator<br />Nick Linden, Assistant Administrator<br />Telecommunications Division<br />Public Service Commission<br />
    2. 2. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)<br />Goal:<br />to expand broadband access to unserved and underserved communities across the U.S., increase jobs, spur investments in technology and infrastructure, and provide long-term economic benefits. <br />2<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    3. 3. ARRA<br />Federal grants and loans are to support several project types:<br />$7.2 Billion<br />NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration)<br />RUS (Rural Utility Service)<br />Purposes<br />Middle mile (anchor institutions)<br />Last mile expansions<br />Public Computing Centers<br />Sustainable Broadband Adoption<br />Mapping and Planning <<<<<<<<<<<<br />3<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    4. 4. Where’s the Broadband?<br />4<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    5. 5. MAPPING Federal Program Overview<br />Overview<br />NTIA (Dept. of Commerce) program to collect and display data and maps for broadband availability across the U.S.<br />As part of the Broadband Data Improvement Act (BDIA), the State Broadband Data and Development Program will fund projects that document comprehensive and accurate state-level broadband mapping.<br />$140 million in funding to states to collect data, develop maps, & develop broadband plans.<br />Timeline<br />Broadband Data Improvement Act<br />Farm Bill 2008 framed the program<br />Stimulus Bill (ARRA) – Feb. 2009<br />Provided funding<br />Grant Applications due Aug. 2009<br />Awards Nov. 2009<br />Initial Dataset Due Mar. 31,2010<br />Data due every 6 months through 2011.<br />5<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    6. 6. NTIA program– mapping/planning<br />ARRA made $350 M available to states for broadband mapping and planning<br /><ul><li>PSC was designated by Governor Doyle</li></ul>PSC applied (08/09) and was approved (11/09)<br />Grant was $1.7 M <br />($1.2 M for mapping; $ .5 M for planning)<br />6<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    7. 7. NTIA program– PSC mapping/planning<br />PSC did an RFP and retained LinkAMERICA<br />Mapping and planning efforts underway<br />Program will be known<br /> as LinkWISCONSIN >>>>>>>><br />Supplemental grant application due by July 1.<br />For years 3, 4 and 5 for mapping and for additional planning<br />PSC plans to apply<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />7<br />
    8. 8. Mapping Program <br />OVERVIEW<br />Development of comprehensive statewide map of broadband availability:<br /><ul><li>Inform Providers of program’s purpose and benefits
    9. 9. Providers not required to participate, but are highly encouraged
    10. 10. Negotiate NDA’s to protect sensitive network infrastructure and customer data
    11. 11. Develop interactive online map for consumer and policy-maker use
    12. 12. Update maps every six months
    13. 13. Validate provider data using consumers and third party data
    14. 14. Identify anchor institutions and other resources that will help expand broadband availability and adoption</li></ul>8<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    15. 15. Mapping Program <br />Next Steps<br />State Mapping Program as of June 2010:<br /><ul><li>More than 80% of the state’s Broadband Providers submitted data prior to Mar. 31 deadline
    16. 16. Providers who submitted data reviewed check maps for accuracy before submissions sent to NTIA
    17. 17. Wisconsin 1 of only 10 states to meet NTIA deadline of 3/31
    18. 18. Data as of July ‘09
    19. 19. Online interactive map currently in development
    20. 20. Test versions being vetted by PSC
    21. 21. Public beta version of map expected by end of June 2010
    22. 22. Additional features added throughout summer
    23. 23. Update of underlying data & fresh mapping output in Oct/Nov 2010</li></ul>9<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
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    25. 25. 6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />11<br />
    26. 26. Big Picture –Bringing Mapping and Planning Together to Build Plans<br />12<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    27. 27. PLANNING Program Overview<br />Broadband coverage info itself is not the goal. Information needs to be used to ensure new broadband investments will result in:<br /><ul><li>Better jobs
    28. 28. Economic Opportunity
    29. 29. Expanded access to health care
    30. 30. Better Education
    31. 31. Enhanced public safety
    32. 32. Effective government</li></ul>Working to remove supply-side and demand-side barriers.<br />Access<br />Use<br />13<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    33. 33. Planning Deliverables<br />2010: Create eight regional broadband development plans that are:<br /><ul><li>Doable – realistic given available resources
    34. 34. Effective – meaningfully responds to needs in each region
    35. 35. Fundable – tied to national/state priorities
    36. 36. Measurable – defined benchmarks & accountable actions
    37. 37. Supportive – builds on and supports efforts already underway</li></ul>14<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    38. 38. Next StepsEngage Regional Planning Leadership<br />WHAT – Identify and consult with representatives from from key Wisconsin stakeholders<br />WHO – LinkAMERICA planning Team and PSC<br />HOW – Targeted invitations to be determined. Primarily engaged through scheduled conference calls<br />WHEN – Organized by end of June, 2010<br />15<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    39. 39. Next Steps:Engage Public Through Short Videos<br />WHAT -- A series of short videos illustrating how broadband can be of benefit to Wisconsin communities<br />WHO -- Prepared by LinkAMERICA planning team. The videos are designed to reach-out to the general public in all regions of the state<br />HOW -- Available on the LinkWISCONSIN website and at convenient locations such as libraries and community centers<br />WHEN – Available July 2010<br />16<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    40. 40. Next Steps:Implement Regional Workshops<br />WHAT -- Organize and conduct a regional workshop in each of the 8 Wisconsin Planning Regions<br />WHO – Facilitated by LinkAMERICA together with an appropriate Wisconsin partner organization<br />HOW – Engage Wisconsin broadband planning team to develop successful strategies to gain inclusive participation<br />WHEN – Have venues identified and ready to issue invitations by late July. First workshop in mid-August <br />17<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    41. 41. Next Steps:Draft Regional Plans<br />WHAT -- Create 8 regional broadband development and expanded adoption plans.<br />WHO – LinkAMERICA planning team and a team of volunteers in each region.<br />HOW – LinkAMERICA planning team will facilitate the work of regional volunteer committees organized around regional priorities.<br />WHEN – Begin after each regional workshop and completed over the fall.<br />18<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    42. 42. Priorities for Broadband Planning<br />How we engage<br />the public<br />19<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    43. 43. ARRA <br />What is happening beyond mapping and planning?<br />Broadband Grants and Loans<br />NTIA and RUS<br />Two rounds of funding<br />20<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    44. 44. Broadband Grants and Loans<br />NTIA and RUS<br />Round 1<br />Focus was unserved and underserved<br />2200 applications. (88 WI) <br />$28 B in requests<br />Round 1 done - 140 grants or loans approved (3 for WI)<br />Round 2 pending<br />NTIA focus now middle mile & anchor institutions<br />1643 NTIA/RUS applications. (79 WI) <br />$22.2 B in requests <br />Still under review – action expected this summer <br />21<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    45. 45. ROUND 1 <br />NTIA (grants)<br />BTOP<br />Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program<br />Infrastructure<br />Public Computing Centers (PCC)<br />Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA)<br />Three awards for WI<br />DOA – fiber for BadgerNet $28.7 M<br />UW System – a Dane County project $5.1 M<br />OneEconomy – multistate project on adoption $28.5 M<br />22<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    46. 46. ROUND 1<br />RUS (grants/loans)<br />BIP<br />Last mile focus<br />Preference to existing/former borrowers<br />50 mile rule<br />No awards in WI<br />23<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    47. 47. ROUND 2<br />NTIA<br />CCI (change of focus)<br />SBA<br />PCC<br />46 applications for WI<br /><ul><li>RUS</li></ul>Still a last mile focus. Change of view on underserved.<br />5 MB preference<br />No 50 mile rule<br />33 applications for WI<br />CCI<br />Comprehensive Community Infrastructure<br />24<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />
    48. 48. Agenda for rest of 2010 and beyond<br /><ul><li>Make interactive maps available
    49. 49. Turn up the new Link.Wisconsin.gov website
    50. 50. Regional planning team organization
    51. 51. Provide training and technical assistance to each regional broadband planning team to facilitate plan implementation
    52. 52. Prepare final state broadband development and adoption plan
    53. 53. Continue to work the mapping project
    54. 54. Updates
    55. 55. Verification
    56. 56. Additional funding</li></ul>25<br />6/15/2010 PSC of WI Presentation to Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs<br />

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