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state
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wide initiative to promote the availability and sustainable adoption of broadband internet access.


Troy Babbitt

Broadband Enterprise Architect

State of Wyoming


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A

state
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wide initiative to promote the availability and sustainable adoption of broadband internet access.




Broadband Enterprise Architect


February 16, 2012


Agency/Department :
Enterprise Technology Services
/ OCIO/
Enterprise Architect Team




Previous:
Senior Communications Technician


St of WY


12+ years

Worked with:



many of the State’s Internet Service Providers (ISP’s)



many different technologies



with State Agencies



with Municipalities



with University of Wyoming



with Community Colleges



in majority of the State’s High Schools



on data and H.323 video units


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state
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wide initiative to promote the availability and sustainable adoption of broadband internet access.

Internet Service Providers:



No bias or preference toward a technology or a provider



Consider all technologies fair game for the delivery of broadband
service across Wyoming



Different technologies from different providers include: Ethernet,
DSL, ATM, Frame
-
Relay, Cable, Wireless





Different mediums


Fiber, Copper, Coax, Wireless, Satellite

State’s view on Broadband

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state
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wide initiative to promote the availability and sustainable adoption of broadband internet access.

Broadband defined by:

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FCC = Federal Communications Commission
SPEED = 4Mbps down x 1Mbps up



NTIA = National Telecommunications and Information
Administration

SPEED = 876Kbps down x 200Kbps up



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state
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wide initiative to promote the availability and sustainable adoption of broadband internet access.





State Broadband Initiative


LinkWyoming partner with other
subcontractors to meet grant requirements.




State of Wyoming


representative for all State projects



Roll of Broadband Architect

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SBI


LinkWyoming & State of Wyoming



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Primary responsibilities will be to serve as an effective champion and
advocate for the advancement of broadband access and adoption for
the State of Wyoming.




Collaborate with the Capacity Building, Mapping, and Monitoring &
Evaluation (M&E) partners and support the ongoing LinkWYOMING
regional planning process.

Roll of Broadband Architect

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Broadband Advocate



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Keep abreast and coordinate efforts of capacity building partners




Understand National Telecommunications and Information
Administration (NTIA) requirements for the SBI to ensure the State is in
compliance with all requirements and reporting




Maintain documentation of in
-
kind match contributions of the OCIO
and regional planning teams and provide monthly documentation
pursuant to NTIA, applicable federal cost principles, and EdLab Group
requirements



Roll of Broadband Architect

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Administration and Oversight



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One Voice: The value of a shared and collective voice across major
stakeholders is becoming more and more clear. Finding common
ground across key stakeholders including providers, government,
business leaders, health, education, ect..



Government Role: conflict on this issue. Some say it’s the
government’s business to step in a help, others say government needs
to keep out and let the private sector work.



Lack of Awareness: Continue to educated business leaders, consumers,
ect.. Of the benefits of Broadband connectivity.



Data is Power: we continue to find people wanting/needing more data

Roll of Broadband Architect

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Relationship Management


A Few Themes



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state
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wide initiative to promote the availability and sustainable adoption of broadband internet access.


American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Stimulus funds:



An assessment of the current availability, adoption and application: use
of broadband communications infrastructure throughout the state.



Development of specific strategies to fill current gaps in broadband
access. Un
-
served and Under
-
served areas.



Development of a “business plan” to expand the adoption of deployed
broadband and expedite the achievement of priority goals.

Roll of Broadband Architect with
LinkWyoming project

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Started with 2009 NTIA Broadband Grant



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state
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wide initiative to promote the availability and sustainable adoption of broadband internet access.

Roll of Broadband Architect with
LinkWyoming project

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State Broadband Data and Development
Grant Program

Wyoming:

Awarded to EdLabs Group and their partners across the
LinkAMERICA Alliance as grant recipient on behalf of the State.






National Broadband Plan


March 16, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission
released “Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan.”


More information at: www.broadband.gov



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state
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SBI Program update…

LinkWYOMING moves into second half of NTIA’s State Broadband Initiative grant:



Years 1


2 (initial grant period 2009) closed Oct 2011…all expectations / commitments met



Provider data collection/mapping accomplished (including initial CAI


Community
Anchor Institutions
-

data)



Public web site developed/maintained (
www.linkwyoming.org
)



Regional broadband investment plans developed



Key planning/support tools in place (
www.wyomingdashboard.org
)



Years 3


5
(supplemental grant period) began
Nov
2011



Purposeful transition to Wyoming leadership (Broadband Coordinator in ETS)



Focus on state needs within federal grant boundaries



Continued data collection/mapping and capacity building



State framework development



In
-
state Monitoring & Evaluation partner WYSAC


Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center



Other Project Partners: Wyoming Business Council

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Grant amounts:


Years 1


2…$1.80M


Years 3


5…$2.36M


Total …$4.16M

WY continues to provide
“match”…but no $$ per se



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All things broadband in the state
of Wyoming…

Where is broadband
currently available
across the state?

Where is demand
for broadband
across the state?

Who has adopted
broadband in
Wyoming?

What is being done to
advance broadband
access and adoption?

What do WY consumers
think about broadband?

What are the important research
findings across the country?

What’s in
the news?

What is
your speed?

Visit
LinkWYOMING

and…

…tell your story

…learn about
i
-
net safety

…and so much more



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Planning process…

Regional Planning Teams:




Tangible benefit focused on priority issues



Regional priorities developed thru grass roots



Focused on both
SUPPLY

(
access
) and
DEMAND

(
adoption
)



Local ownership on execution of plans



Regional plans to be:

Doable
: realistic given available resources.

Effective
: responsive to regional needs.

Fundable
: tied to state and national priorities.

Measurable
: benchmarks & accountabilities


Seven regions defined:




Aligned with existing planning regions
(e.g., WBC) and to take advantage of
Community College locations

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Re
-
engage with RPT’s


Mini Grants will be available for funding
through the WBC



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state
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Mapping…

Broadband mapping was an important first step:

1)
Developed detailed service maps that organized a comprehensive inventory of service (by
connection speed) across the entire state with a spotlight on where there are un
-
served or
under
-
served areas.

2)
Core information helps to focus policymakers, community leaders, service providers and
others on the central issue at hand: where is the existing digital divide and how can we
best close the gap?

3)
Engage all providers across the state in a joint effort to identify and solve an issues

4)
Free marketing tool for ISP’s as well as for public to utilize


LinkWyoming and the State take great care to protect the valuable business information
submitted by each service provider

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www.linkwyoming.org

http://wy.linkamericadata.org/



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Future milestones…

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State Framework
…the
emerging framework with the
Broadband Advisory Committee’s
counsel on key issues,
e.g., policy issues,
opportunities, resources
and
implementation




Regional Investments
…the regional investment efforts
underway across the state with the Committee’s counsel
on what can be done at the state level in support of this
work




Cost Model
…Tool to help analyze and estimate cost of
adding fiber or wireless facilities



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Future Issues…

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State Transition GIS
…the NDA’s (non
-
disclosure
agreements). LinkWyoming years 4
-
5. No changes to the
process now, but the State will begin signing their own
NDA’s with providers for the future



State Transition
Web site
…the state will assume the
current LinkWyoming.org web site. Domain extension
might change to include a .gov








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Governor’s Priorities:




Educate and relay the benefits of broadband (e.g., improved economic
development


jobs & economy; greater access to education,
healthcare and workforce development; enhanced public safety;
improved government efficiencies; enhanced agriculture applications;
enhanced tourism; better access to telecommuting opportunities;
government leaders and key stakeholder groups)




Assist with connectivity build out



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Broadband Champion

Roll of Broadband Architect with
the State of Wyoming



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Issues…

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WYDOT


Right of Way Agreements
…the department of
transportation is working to define ROW
contracts/negotiations with fiber construction operations
down Interstate, Primary & Secondary corridors



State
Lands…
assis
t

with
contract/negotiations

with tower
location and construction



Public/Private
partnerships…
new

out of the box thinking






Broadband enables an expanding ‘work
from home’ environment which is increasingly
attractive to both companies and employees
alike. Employees appreciate the flexibility and
employers are eager to keep good employees
satisfied and productive.

Broadband can provide access to regional, national and worldwide
markets.


Workforce development is an
important sister issue to Economic
Development…it is a vital part of our
work to retool the workforce…helping
some transition careers and supporting
an even broader effort to ensure our
workforce is well informed on emerging
technologies.


Owners who have
deeper Internet
involvement have greater
market share than those
with less web
-
savvy
owners.


Small businesses can use online tactics to
improve customer loyalty by organizing joint
ventures, educating customers thru information,
managing reward / frequent buyer programs,
facilitating feedback and employ database
marketing.


Small businesses can use
broadband and online
applications to scale their
services and gain access to a
virtual network of experts.


In today’s market the presence of quality
broadband is at or near the top of the site selection list
that companies employ…not only for their plant
location but for their employees as well. Communities
simply cannot attract new (or retain existing)
businesses without a sound access strategy.

It is commonly accepted that broadband is as important to
economic development
today as electricity was at the
turn of the twentieth century….and many go further to say
broadband is more than an enabler…it has the potential to
be transformative for communities.


Keep Wyoming communities
competitive and innovative in the 21
st

century economy.

U
nderstanding the link
between broadband and…


WY strategy of pursing large
data centers is proving effective
e.g., Microsoft’s recent move for
Cheyenne



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Issues in Sectors…

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Education…
have released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for
the creation of a statewide Unified Network. Plan to
leverage the next generation of the Wyoming Equality
Network (WEN) with State needs to provide agencies and
schools with higher bandwidth




Public Safety...
FirstNet

-

preparing for the Nationwide
Public Safety Broadband Network. Federal
communications network design D
-
Block 700MHZ
spectrum. FirstNet will be the organization to design and
maintain this network. Board was selected Aug 20
th.

Mobile devices are creating an explosion in the wireless
broadband demand for faster, better coverage, quality
networks. 4G


LTE advancements
.








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Issues in Sectors…

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Health…
currently growing with the
TeleHealth

video
network and issues involving medical records




Private…
Expand
small and mid
-
sized business utilization




of
broadband to strengthen state economic



competitiveness.


Enhance
public and private sector communication and




resource
sharing on broadband related projects



Agriculture


next generation of farmers and ranchers



Non
-
profits: Libraries
…community anchor, learning
centers, source of free internet, faster than home,
critical link for job applications, engaging in day
-
to
-
day
life.



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Challenges…

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Funding…
currently for planning purposes only



Mountain
region…
10
th

in size and least
populated
(competition for subscription)




CNBC
study

ranking for America’s Top States for
Business…Wyoming ranked 10
th

overall…
categories included:
cost of doing business, workforce, quality of life, infrastructure
& transportation, economy, education, business friendliness,
access to capital and cost of living.
Wyoming ranked near the
bottom in technology and innovation at No. 48
. Improvement
over previous year, in which we ranked at the very bottom.



Regulation



(PSC) Public Service Commission (USF)


Universal
Service Funds vs future Broadband (CAF) Connect America
Funds





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What is needed from Communities


Engagement…new partnerships


Input…with fresh independent ideas


State
-
wide perspective…to help Wyoming in global market


Outreach / Awareness / Education…program needs


Contacts…state
-
wide contact with anyone willing to assist


Success Stories


Grass roots strategies that have worked


If it worked in one community, might be blueprint for others



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Needs…



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Future milestones…

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Broadband Summit



October 23, 2012
9am
-
4pm
Little America, Cheyenne.

Registration:
www.broadbandwyo.com


Agenda, speakers and vendors
participation for a state
-
wide
broadband summit

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Agenda…

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Agenda for October 23



8:00
-
9:00

Registration Open

9:00
-
9:30

Welcome & Event Overview



Troy Babbitt, Enterprise Broadband Coordinator, State of Wyoming


Flint
Waters, Enterprise Technology Services Director/State CIO

9:30
-
10:00

Keynote Speaker


Governor
Matt Mead

10:00
-
10:30

Rick
Bakken
, Senior
Director,Data

Center Evangelism at
Microsoft

10:30
-
10:45

Break

10:45
-
12:15

Broadband Provider Panel


Kristin
Lee, Government Affairs at
CenturyLink


John
Gibbs, Regional Vice President Commercial Sales at Optimum


Aaron
Sopko
, General Manager ACT and part of the Cowboy Network


Brian
Worthen
, President & CEO at Visionary Communications

12:15
-
1:00

Lunch Speaker: Google’s National Vision for Broadband


Rachel
Hack and Jeff Brown, Google Representatives

Broadband Summit


Oct 23, 2012


Resister:
http://www.broadbandwyo.com



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Broadband Summit


Oct 23, 2012

Agenda for October 23

1:00
-
2:10

Broadband Opportunities, Strengths & Challenges Across Sectors (Panel)


Dr
. Tom Richards, Physician in Sheridan


Bob
Jensen, CEO of Wyoming Business Council


Lesley
Boughton
, State Librarian at Wyoming State Library


Bruce
Thoren
, Tech Director at Fremont County School District #24


Michael
Szewczyk
, IT Manager, City of Casper

2:10
-

2:30

LinkWYOMING

Broadband Framework: Policies, Initiatives & Actions to Expand



Broadband
Access & Use in Wyoming



Karen
Manuel, Senior Project Manager at VisionTech360 &
LinkWYOMING


2:30
-
2:45

Break


Resister:
http://www.broadbandwyo.com



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Broadband Summit


Oct 23, 2012

Agenda for October 23


2:45
-
3:45

Wyoming Links to Success


Glen
Januska
, Casper Airport Manager


Smokey
Wilderman
, Johnson County Commissioner


Anthony
Witbroad
, IT at Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy

3:45
-
4:00

Open
Mic
:
disscussion
/comments


Closing
Comments







October 22 (Optional)

3:00
-
5:30PM Tours of(NWSC) NCAR
-
Wyoming Supercomputing Center and Microsoft


(Space is limited: the tour is capped at 50 attendees, first come first serve)

5:30
-
7:00PM Cocktail Reception at Little America







Resister:
http://www.broadbandwyo.com



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Questions ?


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Troy Babbitt

Broadband Enterprise Architect

State of Wyoming


Troy.Babbitt@wyo.gov

www.linkwyoming.org

http://wy.linkamericadata.org/