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Title: Presentation of Steve Klitzman Special Counsel Office of Intergovernmental Affairs on the National Broadband Plan of the Federal Communications Commission National Association of Counties Meeting of NACo Telecommunications and Technology Steering


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Presentation of Steve Klitzman Special Counsel
Office of Intergovernmental Affairs on the
National Broadband Planof the Federal
Communications CommissionNational Association
of CountiesMeeting of NACo Telecommunications
and Technology Steering Committee onBroadband
Deployment and Adoption The Critical
Infrastructure of the 21st CenturyMarriott
Wardman Park HotelWashington, DCMarch 7, 2010
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Outline of Presentation
  • Introduction
  • Broadband Welcome from FCC Chairman Julius
    Genachowski
  • Why Does Broadband Matter To Your Constituents-
    The Cost of Digital Exclusion Is Large and
    Growing
  • Why Does Broadband Matter to State and Local
    Governments- Broadband Enables Key Policies
  • NACo 2010 Key Legislative Priority Promote
    Broadband Deployment and Adoption
  • Overview of the American Recovery Act and
    Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act),
    the National Broadband Plan (NBP) and the
    Omnibus Broadband Initiative (OBI)
  • A. Recovery Act- Funding, Plan, Map
  • B. Grant Funding- NTIA
    RUS, NOT FCC Responsibility
  • C. NBP and OBI
  • VII. Congressional Mandate An NBP by March 17,
    2010

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Outline, contd.
  • VIII. Drilling Down Further Into the NBP and
    the OBI
  • A. Overall Effort- Supply and Demand
  • B Deployment (Supply)- Serving the
    Unserved and the Underserved
  • C. Deployment Teams
  • D. Deployment Questions
  • E. Adoption Usage (Demand)- Increasing
    Uptake and Utilization
  • F. Adoption Usage Team
  • G. Adoption Tasks
  • H. Chart- Lack of Relevance Cited as the
    Main Reason for Not Using Home Broadband
  • I. National Purposes- Intersection
    with Policy Goals in Government Performance, Job
    Creation, Public Safety, etc.
  • J. National Purposes Team Structure
    and Scope
  • IX. Government Performance and Civic
    Engagement
  • A. Key Questions
  • B. Public Notice 20- Moving Toward a
    Digital Democracy
  • C. Sept. 1, 2009 Workshop- State and
    Local Government Toolkits and Best Practices
  • . 1. Introduction

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Outline, contd.
  • X. NACo, NCSL, Other Online Resources on
    Broadband Deployment and Adoption
  • A. NACo Telecommunications and
    Technology Steering Committee
    http//www.naco.org/Template.cfm?SectionTelecommu
    nications_and_TechnologyTemplate/TaggedPage/Tagg
    edPageDisplay.cfmTPLID2ContentID4478
  • 1. Fact Sheet, NACo
    Supports Increasing Broadband Deployment and
    Adoption- http//www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section
    Telecommunications_and_Technologytemplate/Conte
    ntManagement/ContentDisplay.cfmContentID33165
  • 2. Resolution on
    Broadband Adoption, adopted July 28, 2009-
    http//www.naco.org/Template.cfm?SectionTelecommu
    nications_and_Technologytemplate/ContentManageme
    nt/ContentDisplay.cfmContentID31929
  • 3. Platform-
    http//www.naco.org/Template.cfm?SectionTelecommu
    nications_and_Technologytemplate/ContentManageme
    nt/ContentDisplay.cfmContentID31768
  • 4. Committee Materials/Informational Links
    from 2010 Legislative Conference- http//www.naco
    .org/Template.cfm?SectionTelecommunications_and_T
    echnologytemplate/ContentManagement/ContentDispl
    ay.cfmContentID33224
  • B. National Conference of State
    Legislatures (NCSL) Web Site- www.ncls.org
  • 1. State Broadband
    Statutes
  • 2. State Broadband Task Forces,
    Commissions or Authorities and Other Broadband
    Resources
  • C. Alliance for Public
    Technology/Communication Workers of America
    Report- www.apt.org
  • D. Broadband Agencies, Advisory
    Councils or Committees, Authorities, Commissions,
    and Task Forces
  • E. Public-Private Partnerships
  • F. Direct Funding Programs

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Outline, contd.
  • XI. NBP A Sneak Preview of Working
    Recommendations
  • A. Expand Mobile Broadband
    Spectrum
  • B. Transform the Universal Service
    Fund
  • C. Implement a 100 Squared
    Initiative
  • D. Advance National Purposes
  • 1. Providing Jobs
    and Creating Economic Opportunity
  • 2. Enhancing
    Government Performance and Increasing Civic
    Engagement
  • 3. Increasing Public
    Safety and Homeland Security
  • E. Tribal Broadband
    Recommendations
  • XII. Take Away Concluding Remarks
  • XIII. Questions/Comments
  • XIV. Contact Information for Steve
    Klitzman

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II. Welcome from FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski
Presentation by Chairman
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III. Why Does Broadband Matter to Your
Constituents?- The Cost of Digital Exclusion Is
Large and Growing
Market data
Implication for non-adopters
Employment
Education
News
Healthcare
Consumer welfare
1 See http//www.taleo.com/research/articles/tale
nt/don-miss-the-next-strategic-turn-115.html 2
Natalie Carlson, National Survey Finds Kids Give
High Marks to High Speed, Hispanic PR Wire (April
2007) 3 Pew Research Center for the People and
the Press (December 2008) news releases
(December 2005) 4 Pew Internet American Life
Project , The Social Life of Health Information
(June 2009) 5 Scott Morton, Fiona M.,
Zettelmeyer, Florian and Silva-Risso, Jorge M.,
Internet Car Retailing (February 2001)
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IV. Why Does Broadband Matter to State and Local
Governments?- Broadband Enables Key Policies
National Priorities
Education
  • American Graduation Initiative
  • STEM
  • Natl Ed Tech Plan
  • eBooks and content
  • Electronic student data management

High-speed connectivity
Ubiquitous adoption
Universal access
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V. NACo 2010 Key Legislative Priority
Promote Broadband Deployment and Adoption
  • RESTORE THE PARTNERSHIP-
  • NACo is embarked on a mission to remind our
    nations leaders of the singular importance of
    Federalism to the American system of government. 
    We call this effort Restore the Partnership. 
    Through it we hope to strengthen the
    relationships between counties and the federal
    government in order to serve the American people
    better.  Our 2009 Key Legislative priorities
    reflect this overarching theme, focusing on those
    goals most essential to reestablishing the
    historic tradition and practice of Federalism.
  • The priorities follow continuing legislative
    matters left to be resolved from the 110th
    Congress First Session.  Restore the Partnership
    means looking at these issues in light of the
    responsibility elected officials have undertaken
    in seeking common solutions to Americas
    problems.  NACos eleven Steering Committees,
    Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) and Rural Action
    Caucus (RAC) have adopted the key priorities
    listed below which are consistent with our
    efforts to restore the partnership and will be
    advocating these priorities and other important
    issues throughout the year...
  • Promote broadband deployment and adoption. 
    NACo will work with Congress and the federal
    government to provide, and support, county
    services to the citizens through the deployment
    of robust broadband capabilities.  NACo will also
    promote the utilization of broadband technologies
    by county citizens.


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VI. Overview of the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act),
the National Broadband Plan (NBP) and the
Omnibus Broadband Initiative (OBI) A.
Recovery Act- Funding, Plan, Map
  • 1. Perfect World- Map, Plan, Funding
  • 2. Real D.C. Political World- Funding,
    Plan, Map
  • 3. Directs FCC to Submit NBP to Congress
    to Address Broadband Deployment, Adoption,
    Affordability, and Use of Broadband to Advance
    Solutions to a Dozen National Purposes
  • B. Grant Funding- NTIA RUS, NOT FCC
    Responsibility
  • 1. Recovery Act also authorized 7.2
    billion for broadband grants to expand access to
    and adoption of broadband services, especially in
    unserved and underserved areas. 4.7 billion for
    NTIA, 2.5 billion for RUS. NTIA has awarded to
    date approx. 1.06 billion of its 4.7 billion
    to support 59 broadband infrastructure and 54
    mapping projects in all 50 states as well as in
    some territories. To date, RUS has awarded
    approx. 895.6 million of its 2.5 billion to
    support 55 broadband projects in 29 states and
    territories.
  • 2. On March 2, 2010, NTIA and RUS
    announced a limited extension of time to file
    infrastructure applications in the second funding
    round. Specifically, applicants for NTIAs BTOP
    Comprehensive Community Infrastructure projects
    will have until March 26th to file their
    applications to NTIA. Applicants for RUSs BIP
    Infrastructure projects will have until March
    29th to file their applications to RUS.
    Applications in NTIA's two other project
    categories - Public Computer Centers and
    Sustainable Broadband Adoption - remain due on
    March 15th.
  • 3. NTIA and RUS must award all of the
    7.2 billion by September 30, 2010.
  • 4. Oct. 5, 2009- NTIA announced first
    grants for broadband mapping and planning as part
    of its State Broadband Data and Development Grant
    Program in CA, IN, NC, and VT.
  • 5. Oct. 26, 2009- AR, DC, NY

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C. NBP and OBI
  • 1. NBP- Due to Congress by March 17, 2010- 10
    Days from Today
  • 2. OBI- Work is and will be ongoing.
  • The Broadband Clock Is Ticking

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VIII. Congressional Mandate An NBP by March
17, 2010
  • A. Core Objectives
  • Ensure that all people of the United States have
    access to broadband capability.
  • Establish benchmarks for meeting that goal.
  • B. Other Statutory Objectives
  • (1) Analyze the most effective and efficient
    mechanisms for ensuring broadband access by all
    people of the United States
  • (2) Provide
  • A detailed strategy for achieving affordability
    of such services
  • A detailed strategy for maximum utilization of
    broadband infrastructure and service by the
    public
  • (3) Evaluate the state of deployment
  • Include an evaluation of progress of projects
    supported by Recovery Act grants
  • (4) Provide a plan for use of broadband
    infrastructure and services in
  • Advancing consumer welfare
  • Civic participation
  • Public safety and homeland security
  • Community development
  • Health care delivery
  • Energy independence and efficiency
  • Education
  • Worker training
  • Private sector investment
  • Entrepreneurial activity
  • Job creation and economic growth
  • Other national purposes.

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C. Key Broadband Concepts in Recovery Act
  • A plan to achieve
  • Universal access and deployment
  • Affordability and adoption
  • Maximum utilization
  • Utilization of broadband to advance national
    purposes

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VIII. Drilling Down Further Into the NBP and the
OBI A. Overall Effort- Supply and Demand

National Broadband Plan
Deployment (Supply)
Adoption and Usage (Demand)
National Purposes
Serving the un-served
Increasing up-take and utilization of broadband
Intersection with policy goals in health care,
energy, education, public safety, etc.
Policy Team
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B. Deployment (Supply)- Serving the Unserved
and Underserved

National Broadband Plan
Deployment (Supply)
Adoption and Usage (Demand)
National Purposes
Serving the un-served
Increasing up-take and utilization of broadband
Intersection with policy goals in health care,
energy, education, public safety, etc.
Policy Team
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C. Deployment Teams

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D. Deployment Questions
  • How should broadband be defined in an
    evolutionarily sound manner?
  • How many people are unserved and underserved and
    what are their demographic characteristics?
  • What is the aggregate subsidy required to
    incentivize infrastructure build-out?
  • Fixed mobile wired wireless

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E. Adoption Usage (Demand)- Increasing Uptake
and Utilization

National Broadband Plan
Deployment (Supply)
Adoption and Usage (Demand)
National Purposes
Serving the un-served
Increasing up-take and utilization of broadband
Intersection with policy goals in health care,
energy, education, public safety, etc.
Policy Team
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F. Adoption Usage Team

Adoption and Usage Modules
Adoption Programs
Consumer/ SMB research
International
Economics
Scenario Planning
Business Research
Applications
  • Where are we today, statistically?
  • For takers and non-takers
  • Segmentation
  • How do we address obstacles for each segment?
  • What programs work?
  • Where are the pools of money we can leverage?
  • What can we learn from other countries?
  • What are the primary levers that drive broadband
    metrics?
  • What do people do with their broadband today?
  • And tomorrow?
  • Define broadband
  • Inter-relationship between/ among competition,
    price, adoption and performance
  • Macro does broadband drive national income/jobs?
  • What are the out of the box ideas that we need to
    assess?
  • Do they have merit?
  • How do the problems and solutions differ for
    business versus consumer?
  • Are we adequately addressing SME issues across
    AUT and others teams?

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G. Adoption Tasks
  • Truly understand the decision criteria of those
    who take broadband and those who dont, and
    create segmentation
  • Identify programs most likely to address those
    criteria, and the obstacles faced by non-adopters
  • Develop best-practice understanding of ways to
    increase utilization of broadband among those who
    typically use it the least
  • Define what applications are used today, and what
    that means for the future
  • Learn from international case studies
  • Understand the situation for small and
    medium-sized businesses
  • Develop a rigorous, defensible viewpoint on micro
    and macro economic questions
  • Analyze ground-breaking ideas in a thorough,
    business-minded way
  • Make clear, data-driven recommendations on how to
    increase adoption (both up-take and utilization)

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H. Chart- Lack of Relevance Cited as the Main
Reason for Not Using Home Broadband
  • Difficult
  • Waste of time
  • Too old
  • Physically unable

Usability 13
Non-internet user 21
Availability 17
Internet user w/ dial up at home 7
(Addressed by Deployment team)
Other 2
Internet user w/o home access 7
  • Price must fall
  • Too expensive
  • No computer

Price 19
Internet user with broadband at home 63
  • Not interested in getting online
  • Nothing could get me to switch
  • Too busy
  • Other unspecified reasons

Relevance 50
Reasons cited for no broadband at home
All American adults
Other includes those who use the internet from
home with via a connection other than high-speed
or dial-up also includes Dont know and
Refused Source Pew Broadband adoption in the
US, June 2009
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I. National Purposes

National Broadband Plan
Deployment (Supply)
Adoption and Usage (Demand)
National Purposes
Serving the un-served
Increasing up-take and utilization of broadband
Intersection with policy goals in government
performance, health care, energy, job creation,
public safety, etc.
Policy Team
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J. National Purposes Team Structure and Scope
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IX. Government Performance and Civic Engagement
  • A. Key Questions
  • 1. First, how can government play a role in
    facilitating broadband deployment? These efforts
    might include using government facilities as an
    aggregation point for underserved communities.
  • 2. Second, how can broadband improve
    government service delivery, facilitate next
    generation services and make government more
    efficient? We recognize that the Federal
    Government spends over 75 billion annually on
    information technology, but is technology being
    used to make government more efficient and
    effective?
  • 3. Third, how can broadband transform civic
    engagement? As one example, were just beginning
    to see how social media tools such as Facebook
    and Twitter are beginning to transform how
    government interacts with citizens, and vice
    versa.

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A. Key Questions, contd.
  • 4. How can we create a clearinghouse of best
    practices to make it easier for state and local
    government officials to find out what works?
  • 5. How can we better foster coordination on
    broadband policy between federal, state, and
    local governments?
  • 6. How can broadband help you to increase civic
    engagement in your state and county in a
    productive way?

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B. Public Notice 20- Moving Toward a Digital
Democracy
  • 1. We seek tailored comment on how broadband can
    help to bring democratic processesincluding
    elections, public hearings and town hall
    meetingsinto the digital age, thereby
    encouraging and facilitating citizen
    opportunities to engage and participate in their
    democracy.
  • 2. Online Government Hearings and Online Town
    Hall Meetings. The proliferation of
    Internet-based tools and high speed technologies
    that enable high quality video have enabled new
    venues for civic participation. Where
    Congressional committee hearings and city council
    meetings across America were limited by the size
    of a room and the citizens resources to travel
    to the meeting location, broadband-enabled
    technologies now hold the potential to eliminate
    these barriers for millions of Americans. We seek
    to better understand the power of these tools and
    technologies to increase civic engagement and
    empower citizens to engage their government.
  • a. What are the technological models across
    cities, states, the nation and the globe for
    citizen participation in government meetings and
    online town halls?
  • b. What are the barriers to the integration of
    these technologies?
  • c. Do online town halls or online public
    hearings have a noticeable impact upon the
    quantity or quality of civic participation?...

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C . Sept. 1, 2009 Workshop- State and Local
Government Toolkits and Best Practices 1.
Introduction
  • Those areas of the country which do not have
    access to high-speed broadband of at least 10mbs
    in the next 5 to 7 years will be as economically
    disadvantaged as those areas of the country which
    did not have access to electricity and paved
    highways during the first half of the 20th
    Century.
  • If not provided such broadband access soon,
    those areas of the country may resemble the ghost
    towns of the west.

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  • 2. Key Questions- State and Local Government
    Toolkits and Best Practices
  • Starting from zero, where should a city or state
    begin when formulating broadband policy?
  • Identify
  • Consequences of no or limited access to broadband
  • Roadblocks to further deployment (the cost of
    serving unserved/underserved areas)
  • Elements that limit adoption and use
  • Are there certain policy elements that should be
    included in any comprehensive local broadband
    policy?
  • Policies should be technology neutral
  • Policies should encourage private or
    public/private partnerships over public options
    except in unique circumstances
  • Policies should focus on sustainable/durable
    solutions
  • How to identify and address community-specific
    broadband needs
  • Surveys Identify specific needs
  • Provider inquiry lists Identify
    consumers/businesses where service not available
    or speed is inadequate
  • Community institutions, local officials and
    businesses address identified needs with possible
    providers, formulate plans to address
    adoption/demand aggregation

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D. Dec. 9, 2009 Workshop- Lessons for the
National Broadband Plan from Local Officials
Representing Under-Served Communities
  • The Federal Communications Commission will
    hold a staff workshop examining the role local
    governments can play to help make sure
    underserved communities are connected to advanced
    telecommunications infrastructure and to increase
    broadband adoption rates. The workshop will also
    examine how the Universal Service Fund and the
    broadband grant programs under the American
    Recovery and Reinvestment Act can better address
    the needs of underserved communities and
    non-adopters. Participants will also discuss how
    broadband deployment can address the workforce
    needs of communities experiencing high
    unemployment, and other matters.The public is
    encouraged to attend.

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X. NACo, NCSL, Other Online Resources on
Broadband Deployment and Adoption
  • A. NACo Telecommunciations and Technology
    Steering Committee
  • http//www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Se
    ctionTelecommunications_and_TechnologyTemplate/
    TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfmTPLID2ContentID
    4478
  • 1. Fact Sheet, NACo
    Supports Increasing Broadband Deployment and
    Adoption- http//www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section
    Telecommunications_and_Technologytemplate/Conte
    ntManagement/ContentDisplay.cfmContentID33165
  • 2. Resolution on
    Broadband Adoption, adopted July 28, 2009-
    http//www.naco.org/Template.cfm?SectionTelecommu
    nications_and_Technologytemplate/ContentManageme
    nt/ContentDisplay.cfmContentID31929
  • 3. Platform-
    http//www.naco.org/Template.cfm?SectionTelecommu
    nications_and_Technologytemplate/ContentManageme
    nt/ContentDisplay.cfmContentID31768
  • 4. Committee Materials/Informational
    Links from 2010 Legislative Conference-http//www.
    naco.org/Template.cfm?SectionTelecommunications_a
    nd_Technologytemplate/ContentManagement/ContentD
    isplay.cfmContentID33224
  • B. National Conference of State
    Legislatures (NCSL) Web Site- www.ncls.org
  • 1. State Broadband
    Statutes
  • 2. State Broadband Task Forces,
    Commissions or Authorities and Other Broadband
    Resources
  • C. Alliance for Public
    Technology/Communication Workers of America
    Report- www.apt.org , Report, State Broadband
    Initiatives A Summary of State Programs Designed
    to Stimulate Broadband Deployment and Adoption,
    June 2009, http//www.apt.org/publications/reports
    -studies/state_broadband_initiatives.pdf

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C. APT/CWA, contd.
  • APT/CWA report cites various types of state
    programs and entities designed to stimulate
    broadband deployment and adoption
  • Broadband Commission, Task Force or Authority
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Direct Funding Programs
  • State Networks operated by public agencies or
    the private sector connecting schools,
    universities, libraries and state and local
    agencies
  • Telehealth Networks linking rural clinics (25
    states)
  • Use of Tax Policy
  • Demand-Side Programs

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D. Broadband Agencies, Advisory Councils or
Committees, Authorities, Commissions, and Task
Forces
  • Here are such entities in states represented on
    the NACo Telecommunications Technology Steering
    Committee
  • Alabama Broadband Initiative
  • Arizona Government Information Technology Agency
    Communications Infrastructure Advisory Committee
  • Arkansas Broadband Advisory Council
  • California Broadband Task Force
  • Colorado Governors Innovation Council
  • Georgia Broadband Initiative
  • Idaho IDANET
  • Illinois Broadband Deployment Council
  • Indiana High Speed Internet Initiative
  • Iowa Broadband Initiative
  • Louisiana Broadband Advisory Council
  • Maryland Rural Broadband Coordination Board
  • Minnesota Ultra High Speed Broadband Task Force
  • Mississippi Broadband Task Force
  • Missouri Broadband Now
  • New Jersey Governors Statewide Broadband
    Planning and Coordination Committee
  • North Carolina e-NC Authority

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E. Public-Private Partnerships
  • -Executive order or state statute to map
    broadband availability, identify unserved and
    underserved areas, assess supply and demand side
    barriers, create local technology teams to
    implement programs to increase computer
    ownership, digital literacy, aggregate demand and
    accelerate broadband build out
  • Connected Nation (originally ConnectKentucky)- a
    nationwide broadband mapping organization in
    several states. These include among the states
    represented on the NACo Telecommunications and
    Technology Steering Committee Minnesota, North
    Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas and West
    Virginia.
  • Arizona TOPAZ- Telecommunications Open
    Partnership for Arizona
  • Maryland Broadband Cooperative
  • West Virginia Small Business Technology Education
    and Competitiveness Initiative
  • Wired Wisconsin

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F. Direct Funding Programs
  • California Emergency Technology Fund
  • Wireless Communities of Georgia
  • Illinois Technology Revolving Loan Program
  • Louisiana Delta Development Initiative

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XI. NBP A Sneak Preview of Working
Recommendations (Based on Publicly Available
Speeches, Briefings, Presentations and Blog
Entries)
  • A. Expand Mobile Broadband Spectrum
  • - Reallocate 500 MHz of new spectrum for wireless
    broadband service over the next 10 years with
    spectrum coming possibly from current mobile
    satellite service, government frequencies, and TV
    broadcast channels.
  • - Encourage local broadcasters voluntarily to
    sell underutilized spectrum of the approximately
    300 MHz currently allocated for broadcasting
    through a band clearing, mobile futures
    auction in exchange for a broadcaster share of
    the auction proceeds. B. Transform the
    Universal Service Fund-Transform the 8 billion
    Universal Service Fund over time to support an
    expanded broadband service especially in unserved
    and underserved areas of the country rather than
    create a new USF for broadband service.
  • - Create a mobility fund within the current USF
    to support nationwide deployment of third
    generation, 3G service. C. Implement a 100
    Squared Initiative
  • - Seek to create the worlds largest market of
    high speed broadband users with a 100 million
    households with a minimum upload and download
    broadband speed of 100 megabits per second.

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D. Advance National Purposes
  • Following are some of the key challenges and
    working recommendations to address them in three
    of the 12 national purpose areas the Recovery Act
    mandates the FCC examine providing jobs and
    creating economic opportunity enhancing
    government performance and increasing civic
    engagement and increasing public safety and
    homeland security.
  • You can find more detail in the Feb. 18, 2010
    presentation the OBI staff made to the
    Commission, which is posted at http//reboot.fcc.g
    ov/open-meetings/2010/february.
  • PROVIDING JOBS AND CREATING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
  • Challenge The current job training system is
    fragmented and difficult to expand or contract to
    accommodate changing demands for service.
  • Solutions Accelerate efforts to deliver
    employment assistance, including job training and
    placement services, on a scalable online
    platform.
  • Challenge Small businesses are less likely to
    use broadband to increase productivity.
  • Solutions Launch public-private partnership to
    expand efforts to provide technology training for
    small and disadvantaged businesses.
  • ENHANCING GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE AND INCREASING
    CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
  • Challenge The government lags in adoption of
    Internet technologies, hindering quality of
    service and civic engagement.
  • Solutions Release more government data on
    digital platforms enable citizen-centric online
    services encourage greater use of social media.
  • Challenge Federal assets not used effectively to
    spur local adoption and deployment of broadband.
  • Solutions Have federal buildings serve as anchor
    tenants for unserved and underserved communities
    encourage greater coordination in broadband
    grants open federal NETWORX contracts to state
    and local governments.

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D. Advance National Purposes, contd.
  • INCREASING PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY
  • Challenge First responders lack a nationwide
    interoperable broadband wireless network
    dedicated to the provision of public safety
    services.
  • Solutions Enable the construction and
    operation of an interoperable nationwide
    broadband wireless public safety network with
    appropriate capacity and resiliency, leveraging
    commercial technology creation of an Emergency
    Response Interoperability Center to ensure
    nationwide interoperability and appropriation of
    grant funding for network construction, operation
    and evolution.
  • Challenge Transition to Next Generation 9-1-1
    networks and emergency alerting is hampered by a
    lack of intergovernmental coordination, as well
    as jurisdictional, legal and funding issues.
  • Solutions Promote innovation in the development
    and deployment of the Next Generation of 9-1-1
    networks and emergency alerting systems by fully
    embracing broadband technologies and ensuring
    that coordination, jurisdictional, legal and
    funding impediments are avoided.
  • Specific Recommendations
  • 1. Recommend Congress appropriate 16-18
    billion in grants over 10 years to pay for a
    nationwide interoperable broadband network for
    public safety
  • 2. Establish an Emergency Response
    Interoperability Center to oversee the new
    public safety broadband network
  • 3. Expand and enhance public safetys access
    to the entire swath of the commercial 700 MHz
    band with a total of 80 MHz dedicated solely to
    public safety.
  • 4. Allow for various spectrum sharing and
    spectrum efficiency measures to benefit public
    safety services.

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E. Tribal Broadband Recommendations
  • 1. Create a separate Tribal Broadband Fund to
    support sustainable deployment and adoption
    program in Indian Country.
  • 2. Create a Federal-Tribal Broadband
    Initiative, Task Force and FCC Office of Tribal
    Affairs
  • 3. Expand Tribal licensing priority policy to
    include a process for licensing fixed and mobile
    wireless licenses covering Tribal lands.

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XII. Take Away Concluding Remarks
  • Here are some final concluding remarks or take
    away points to use a current buzz phrase
  • 1. To draft the National Broadband Plan the
    FCC has looked for the best ideas with the
    strongest data support from all over the country
    and the world, not just in Washington, D.C.
  • 2. Thats why the FCC has reached out to and
    will continue to reach out to many stakeholders
    and parties, including organizations like NACo,
    the NCSL, the Council of State Governments, the
    National Association of Telecommunications
    Officers and Advisors, the National League of
    Cities, and other state, local and tribal
    government groups.
  • 3. As an FCC colleague in December 2009 told a
    meeting of the FCCs Intergovernmental Advisory
    Committee made up of 15 representatives of state,
    local and tribal governments from all over
    America, a big part of making smart decisions is
    getting good ideas and well take them from
    whomever and wherever we can get them.
  • So I encourage you to read our NBP when we
    release it on March 17 on our web sites
  • www.fcc.gov
  • www.Broadband.gov
  • and even more important keep monitoring and
    commenting on the FCCs broadband follow up
    proposals and actions the Commission will make
    and take over the next several years.

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XIII. Questions/Comments
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  • XIV. Contact Information for Steve Klitzman
  • STEVE KLITZMAN
  • SPECIAL COUNSEL
  • OFFICE OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
  • CONSUMER GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS BUREAU
  • FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
  • PHONE (202) 418-1763
  • E-MAIL steve.klitzman_at_fcc.gov

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