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Next Task Force Meetings
Mondays, 7:30 am - 8:30 AM February 8, 15, 22
and March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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Download Task Force Reports and Other Presentations
Recording of February 1 Task Force conversation with Congressman Tom O'Halleran re: federal legislation and funding
Sumnitted by Task Force member Janet Major, Arizona Telemedicine Program: This Telehealth Fact Sheet goes into great detail on the Telehealth Omnibus Bill mentioned at the Task Force Meeting last week - and more! It’s great information about some smart legislation to share and support.
Six Arizona Broadband Workshops -Webinar Series
First Wednesday of every month from 10 am to 12 pm, March through July
Arizona Broadband Workshops.
Workshop Info: From: Jeff Sobotka Arizona Broadband Manager: As part of Arizona’s continued prioritization of broadband initiatives to enhance rural connectivity, the Arizona Commerce Authority is proud to announce a new partnership with BroadbandUSA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and Economic Development Administration (EDA) to launch a new webinar series — the Arizona Broadband Workshops. Sessions will be offered on the first Wednesday of every month from 10 am to 12 pm, March through July.
From Jeff Sobotka: Our co-host NTIA is one of the largest funders of Broadband in 2021 so it is vital that our communities and organizations seeking Broadband funding attend to understand the NTIA methodology and process.
Information and Registration: Arizona Broadband Workshops.
Steve Peters, AZBSN and Task Force Coordinator
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Note To COVID-19 Task Force Participants
As you may know, AZBSN is looking for financial support to continue coordination of the Task Force and implementation of our recommendations and initiatives. I sent an email to all Task Force participants with the funding request. If your organization can help that would be great. If your organization can’t help, or if you know of other organizations that might provide funding, please forward this email to them and/or let me know and I will contact them. Thanks for your help. Let me know if you have any questions.
AZBSN is looking for financial support to continue coordination of the COVID-19 Digital Access Task Force and implementation of our short and long term tactical and strategic recommendations and initiatives to address the digital access needs in Arizona.
With your tax-deductible contribution to the Task Force through the Greater Arizona Educational Leadership 501(c)(3) organization, you will have the opportunity to tell your story, showcase your organization, and connect with public and private Digital Access advocates representing economic development, education, government, health services, public safety, libraries, telecom and technology companies, and more.
Want to help? Contact Steve Peters, Task Force Coordinator
Download Request Here
Updates and Digital Access
Federal and State Updates
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic the world is creating the largest telecommunity of all time. Social and physical distancing is becoming the new normal requiring unpresented demand for digital access for all Arizona communities including tribal, rural and other underserved communities and low-income neighborhoods in Arizona.
AZBSN, the Arizona Broadband Stakeholder Network, led by ATIC, the Arizona Telecommunications and Information Council, GAZEL, the Greater Arizona Educational Leadership organization, in cooperation with many other stakeholder organizations, have created an AZBSN COVID-19 Digital Access Task Force.
What Is Digital Access
Digital access is more than just access to fast affordable and reliable Internet access.
Everyone, especially students, also require access to technology such as computers, laptops, and smart phones as well as other digital equipment such as routers, hotspots, and web cameras. They also need digital content resources and skills to effectively use technology.