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2010 20 04_susan_estrada

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2010 20 04_susan_estrada

  1. 1. US National Broadband Plan Susan Estrada President, FirstMile.US
  2. 2. About Me Broadband, Internet, Telecom CERFnet (the Calif. One)
  3. 3. Infrastructure (Transport) Uses (Content) Governance Users <ul><li>Technologies Used </li></ul><ul><li>Service Providers </li></ul><ul><li>Suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Right-of-Way Owners </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Trans-sector </li></ul><ul><li>Private Closed Networks </li></ul>U.S. Broadband Ecosystem at a Glance <ul><li>FCC </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Courts </li></ul><ul><li>Congress </li></ul><ul><li>National/Regional Security Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>State PUCs </li></ul><ul><li>State Courts </li></ul><ul><li>State Governments </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal Governments </li></ul><ul><li>Standards Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy Bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Transsector Federal/Regional Regulators </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Bodies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Let’s take 1 minute 30 second look at User-Centric Broadband: what users really want from their broadband connection
  5. 5. One Communications Portal -the pipe – Do we really need more than one per home?
  6. 6. Devices Galore
  7. 7. Things To Do
  8. 8. No wires in their homes and business
  9. 9. Mobility whenever, where-ever, whatever
  10. 10. And most of all
  11. 11. Our Hope for the NBP was… <ul><li>A high-level, exciting vision that </li></ul><ul><li>Captured user imagination and enthusiasm and </li></ul><ul><li>Provided incentive for innovative thinking through </li></ul><ul><li>Open infrastructure with a myriad of opportunities for competition and provisioning of current and emerging broadband transsector uses. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Beg for a 100 Meg <ul><li>The NBP has lots of details. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s scary. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s complicated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s inaccessible to the general public. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s guaranteed employment for telecom lawyers. </li></ul></ul>

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