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Expanding Broadband Access and Adoption in Underserved Communities
Introductions  <ul><li>Kami Griffiths, Community Technology Network & Tech Soup </li></ul><ul><li>David Keyes, City of Sea...
Broadband Adoption or  Digital Inclusion <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><li>bringing the benefit of the Internet and re...
Broadband Adoption <ul><li>35 percent of American adults, or 80 million people, do not have high-speed Internet access in ...
National Broadband Plan <ul><li>Improve digital literacy for all Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Proposes to allot more wirele...
Broadband Adoption Programs
Communities Connect Network <ul><li>Council on Digital Inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>State grant program </li></ul><ul><li>C...
CTN: City of San Francisco <ul><li>Connect housing developments to City fiber </li></ul><ul><li>Create wireless network </...
City of Seattle <ul><li>Cable revenues help support programs </li></ul><ul><li>Use community trusted partnerships </li></u...
ZeroDivide Supports <ul><li>Little Tokyo Unplugged </li></ul><ul><ul><li>community wireless network that provides Wi- Fi I...
Training and Support <ul><li>Best practices/resource portal </li></ul><ul><li>Network directory </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntee...
Coming Soon: Searchable Directory
Coming Soon: Searchable Resources
Ways to Utilize Volunteers  <ul><li>Lab Monitor/Tutors </li></ul><ul><li>Trainers/Lead Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Technic...
Volunteer Programs <ul><li>Recruiting </li></ul><ul><li>Service Learning: high school/colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate...
Discussion <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[...
Links <ul><li>Zerodivide.org </li></ul><ul><li>cctpg.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.communitiesconnect.org </li></ul><ul><li>S...
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Expanding Broadband Access and Adoption in Underserved Communities

  1. 1. Expanding Broadband Access and Adoption in Underserved Communities
  2. 2. Introductions <ul><li>Kami Griffiths, Community Technology Network & Tech Soup </li></ul><ul><li>David Keyes, City of Seattle </li></ul><ul><li>Ruth Williams, ZeroDivide </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Manuel, Communities Connect Network & EdLab Group </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul>
  3. 3. Broadband Adoption or Digital Inclusion <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><li>bringing the benefit of the Internet and related technology to everyone , including people who are disadvantaged due to education, age, gender, disabilities, income, ethnicity, and/or those living in remote areas. </li></ul><ul><li>3 components necessary for adoption </li></ul>
  4. 4. Broadband Adoption <ul><li>35 percent of American adults, or 80 million people, do not have high-speed Internet access in their homes. </li></ul><ul><li>ARRA: $7 billion in federal stimulus funding for broadband access and adoption </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.broadband.gov/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. National Broadband Plan <ul><li>Improve digital literacy for all Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Proposes to allot more wireless spectrum for mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Redirect some subsidies toward broadband access </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a nationwide network for emergency first responders and create a “digital literacy corps” to train new users. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve access, speed, and affordability </li></ul><ul><li>Use broadband to track energy consumption </li></ul>
  6. 6. Broadband Adoption Programs
  7. 7. Communities Connect Network <ul><li>Council on Digital Inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>State grant program </li></ul><ul><li>CT defined in state law </li></ul><ul><li>State directory of CT </li></ul><ul><li>Member of broadband task forces </li></ul><ul><li>Advised state economic dev strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building for CTs </li></ul><ul><li>www.communitiesconnect.org </li></ul>
  8. 8. CTN: City of San Francisco <ul><li>Connect housing developments to City fiber </li></ul><ul><li>Create wireless network </li></ul><ul><li>Create/upgrade computer center </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate for programming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academy of Science/BGC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BTOP Proposal: DAAS & CTN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BAVC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access Now </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. City of Seattle <ul><li>Cable revenues help support programs </li></ul><ul><li>Use community trusted partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech Matching Fund grants since 1997 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IT Indicators to measure needs and changes </li></ul><ul><li>500 cable modems for non-profits & CTCs </li></ul><ul><li>Computer security brochure & training </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>PugetSoundOff.org </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors Training Seniors </li></ul><ul><li>Communities Online Project </li></ul><ul><li>Seattle.gov/tech </li></ul>
  10. 10. ZeroDivide Supports <ul><li>Little Tokyo Unplugged </li></ul><ul><ul><li>community wireless network that provides Wi- Fi Internet services to local residents, visitors, small businesses, and the nonprofit community. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tribal Digital Village </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provides broadband internet service in rural Tribal communities that currently do not have service. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self Help for the Elderly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provides technological education and curriculum tailored to the cultural needs of the aged. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Central American Resource Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provides no-fee after school programs for youth, focusing on technology education, interdisciplinary art, literacy and youth leadership. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Training and Support <ul><li>Best practices/resource portal </li></ul><ul><li>Network directory </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer management support </li></ul><ul><li>Lab management </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership building, including content </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking/Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing/Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising/Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul>
  12. 12. Coming Soon: Searchable Directory
  13. 13. Coming Soon: Searchable Resources
  14. 14. Ways to Utilize Volunteers <ul><li>Lab Monitor/Tutors </li></ul><ul><li>Trainers/Lead Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Technicians </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Entry </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Volunteer Programs <ul><li>Recruiting </li></ul><ul><li>Service Learning: high school/colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Volunteer Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Community Service Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Training/Support </li></ul><ul><li>Train-the-trainer </li></ul><ul><li>Training material </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with other volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Share best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that they’re utilized </li></ul><ul><li>Show appreciation </li></ul><ul><li>Offer certification/job development </li></ul>
  16. 16. Discussion <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  17. 17. Links <ul><li>Zerodivide.org </li></ul><ul><li>cctpg.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.communitiesconnect.org </li></ul><ul><li>Seattle.gov/tech </li></ul><ul><li>ctcnet.org/what/resources/startup_manual.htm </li></ul><ul><li>ctnbayarea.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>UW Technology & Social Change Group http://cis.washington.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.techforall.org </li></ul>

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