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State and Regional Models for Increasing Broadband Access and Usage. TECH NET & California BTH Agency Broadband Best Practices Summit June 29th 2007. Presentation by Galen Updike State of Arizona Government Information Technology Agency (GITA) firstname.lastname@example.org.
TECH NET & California BTH Agency
Broadband Best Practices Summit
June 29th 2007
State of Arizona
Government Information Technology Agency (GITA)
“Wired or wireless, with the proliferation of:
“We are rapidly moving from a world of simple voice communication and isolated desktop computing to an interconnected world of:
“Where everyone and everything is connected. ”
“The Network will operate everywhere, connecting people and devices seamlessly.”
Living in a Networked World-Computer Systems Policy Project
For Arizona, in our Networked World, affordable broadband Internet and advanced telecommunications services are critical infrastructure to support:
Estimated $8.5 Billion increase in GDP, $100 Million increase in revenue for State government, 11,500 new (mostly hi-tech) jobs
Of Arizona’s 225 communities of 500 population or more, an estimated 40- 50 have no Broadband availability. In many areas where Broadband is available, the rates for a T-1 line are 2 - 3 times more expensive than rates in Urban Arizona (Phoenix or Tucson).
Though Providers indicate that over 80% of Arizona’s rural communities have access to DSL, such reported coverage is mainly in the more dense centers of those communities, leaving as many as 50% outside of DSL areas. Reporting that connectivity exists where so many cannot connect is also harmful to future deployment.
20% of Arizona’s School Districts have schools within the district with only Dial-up (56k) connection to the Internet.
- Broadband not treated as Critical Infrastructure in law
- Lack of Middle Mile Infrastructure and local off-ramps
- Ownership of Broadband is in the Private Sector
Providers are concerned about their ROI from the
infrastructure, and are typically NOT financially involved with
Applications running on the infrastructure, creating a
disconnect of purpose.
Connecting Applications to ROI – Difficult without aggregation
- Right of Way is a major barrier and cost element of Deployment
- Citizens pay for the same Right of Way over and over again
(unlike other Critical Infrastructure).
- Arizona’s GIFT Clause – Prohibits Public dollars invested or
used in the Private Sector
- Diffused Leadership – No collective voice or plan
Note the Stranded single runs and lack of loops. Lack of redundant paths can devastate whole regions when outages occur.
Note lack of Interconnection between areas of Telco owned Fiber
Law of Supply and Demand
evident in End user Costs for Broadband Tariff (2004) for T-1 line in Arizona >$600 + Distance charge
America Trails Other Countries in High-Speed Internet Access
ABC News - Jun 26, 2007By LESLIE CAULEY The USA trails other industrialized nations in high-speed Internet access and may never catch up unless quick action is taken by public-policymakers, a report commissioned by the Communications Workers of America warns.
AVG Connection speed in Japan 61Mbps, in USA 1.5Mbps
CIAC, in cooperation with ATIC, is charting a long-range roadmap and strategic plan to overcome barriers to statewide broadband deployment.
GADA and CEDC - to aid this effort
Superior was a boomtown
in the 1890’s and in
Can it prosper
Until a WiFi Network was available,
A broadband connection was out
of reach for most residences
Committees and partnerships included financial
and/or technical support, leadership and expertise from several agencies: