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FCBA/CACP Public Policy Luncheon ARRA Broadband Stimulus Activities State of Georgia. May 8, 2009 Rich Calhoun – Program Director Georgia Technology Authority Wireless Communities Georgia State Lead Broadband Stimulus. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funding. 7.2B.

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Fcba cacp public policy luncheon arra broadband stimulus activities state of georgia

FCBA/CACP Public Policy LuncheonARRA Broadband Stimulus Activities State of Georgia

May 8, 2009

Rich Calhoun – Program Director

Georgia Technology Authority

Wireless Communities Georgia

State Lead Broadband Stimulus


Fcba cacp public policy luncheon arra broadband stimulus activities state of georgia

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funding

7.2B

Note: From These Funds $7.2B For Broadband

www.recovery.gov


Two broadband programs

Two Broadband Programs

NTIA BTOP (Broadband Technology Opportunity Program) - $4.7B

RUS - $2.5B

Total: $7.2B


Federal broadband funding available

Federal Broadband Funding Available


Broadband target areas

Broadband Target Areas


Broadband technology opportunities program

Broadband Technology Opportunities Program

The purposes of the program are to—

  • (1) provide access to broadband service to consumers residing in unserved areas of the United States;

  • (2) provide improved access to broadband service to consumers residing in underserved areas of the United States;

  • The Federal share of any project may not exceed 80 percent, except that the Assistant Secretary may increase the Federal share of a project above 80 percent if— (1) the applicant petitions the Assistant Secretary for a waiver; and (2) the Assistant Secretary determines that the petition demonstrates financial need.


Broadband technology opportunities guidelines

Broadband Technology Opportunities Guidelines

Timeframe and Other Details:

(1) establish and implement the grant program as expeditiously as practicable;

(2) ensure that all awards are made before the end of fiscal year 2010;

(3) seek such assurances as may be necessary or appropriate from grantees under the program that they will substantially complete projects supported by the program in accordance with project timelines, not to exceed 2 years following an award;


Rural utilities service guidelines

Rural Utilities Service Guidelines

DISTANCE LEARNING, TELEMEDICINE, AND BROADBAND PROGRAM

  • $ 2.5 B Available

    • for grants, loans and loan guarantees for broadband infrastructure in any area of the United States:

    • At least 75 percent of the area to be served by a project receiving funds from such grants, loans or loan guarantees shall be in a rural area without sufficient access to high speedbroadband service to facilitate rural economic development, as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture:


Fcba cacp public policy luncheon arra broadband stimulus activities state of georgia

Governor Perdue said on 2/25/2009 in remarks to Agency Heads

“We are going to do our due diligence as a state. For every dollar that we think will benefit Georgians long-term and short-term we are going to go after it. For those that cost more than its worth, we will probably not”


Broadband opportunities for georgia

Broadband Opportunities for Georgia

No integrated GIS maps for broadband availability and limited means for fact based decisions

Unclear grant requirements; even “unserved” and “underserved” aren’t defined by at the federal level yet

Operators inherently optimize for their own benefit rather than maximize citizen benefits

No formalized broadband office or central point of contact at the State

80/20 match requirement may exempt some communities from applying (Waivers are Allowed)

Tight timelines - guidelines for project are targeted for 12-24 months from September, 2009


Georgia backbone mapping needs updating

Georgia Backbone Mapping: Needs Updating


Regional view of unserved and underserved

Regional View of Unserved and Underserved

Source

Base map: DCA

Service Interpretation: GTA


Public and private sector collaboration can lead to better use of funds

Public and Private Sector Collaboration Can Lead to Better Use of Funds

  • Education

  • Healthcare

  • Public Safety

  • Community Outreach

  • Close access gaps

  • Core fiber build out

  • Digital literacy

  • Mapping


Fcba cacp public policy luncheon arra broadband stimulus activities state of georgia

Four Transformational Frameworks

Market Based

Non Market Based

Social Sharing & Exchange

(Collaboration)

Decentralized

Price System

Firm/Stringent

Hierarchy

Governments

Non-Profits

Centralized

Source: www.ted.org

Yochai Benkler: Open-source economics presentation


New competition

New Competition

  • P2P …………………………........… Recording Industry

  • Free/Open source Software…….. Microsoft

  • Skype ………………………………. Telecoms

  • Wikipedia ………………………….. Grolier; Encarta

Source: www.ted.org

Yochai Benkler: Open-source economics presentation


Georgiabroadband net

Georgiabroadband.net


Georgiabroadband net projects

Georgiabroadband.net Projects


Key activities

Key Activities

  • State deadline for Round 1 “Shovel Ready” Projects – May 1st, 2009

    (You Can Still Submit Projects on Georgiabroadband.net)

  • Improve on Projects Business, Financial, Project Plans: May 1st – June, 2009

  • Federal Applications and Guidelines will be posted on the website

  • Entities will need to apply directly to the Federal Government

  • State maybe asked to weigh in on applications


Contact information

Contact Information

Rich Calhoun

Georgia Technology Authority

Program Director – Wireless Communities Georgia

State Lead Broadband Portion of the ARRA

47 Trinity Avenue

Atlanta, GA 30334

404-463-5906

[email protected]

www.gta.ga.gov/wcg

www.georgiabroadband.net


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