If possible, please engage by video rather that just audio so that we can also share our screens with you. Friday, February 7, 2020 Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM Audio and Video Conference Only - See Links Below
Tentative Agenda Primary agenda item is to continue our discussion on the 2020 Stakeholder Network Plan.
Welcome and Introductions
Welcome Alan Pruitt, Executive Director, Western Arizona Economic Development District
Helios Education Foundation Arizona Student Opportunity Collaborative– in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education, Arizona State University and seven rural school districts. Some of the rural communities/districts represented in the pilot program include: Ajo Unified, Camp Verde Unified, Prescott Unified School District, Humboldt Unified School District, Show Low Unified, Miami Unified, and Ray Unified.
Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. Over the next 10 years, the FCC will provide $20.4 billion to provide to finance up to gigabit speed broadband networks to underserved rural communities. In the first phase, beginning later this year, up to $16 billion will be available to areas that are "wholly unserved." There are issues with this fund.
Coordination of 2 statewide in person Stakeholder Roundtables, with webinar/audio, web and video conferencing available. Roundtables may include: presentations; updates and information sharing; project/vendor showcase; networking
Periodic stakeholder email newsletters/updates such as announcements of federal, state and local resources and funding opportunities, events, articles, etc.
Posting announcements on the ATIC and GAZEL LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook accounts
The ATIC/AZBSN website to include: a calendar of events related to broadband planning and related initiatives; overview/summaries of Arizona broadband planning initiatives, entities, contacts and resources, access to information about strategies and resources for planning and deployment of broadband
An integrated GAZEL/ATIC CRM/database and email communication platform to connect with key leaders and interested parties representing stakeholder groups
Collateral material such as AZBSN flyers
Discussion of telecom planning and policy issues
Exhibits at education, technology, government, healthcare, economic development conferences and events
A collaboration platform
As you know, on January 23, 2020 AZBSN, the Arizona Broadband Stakeholder Network, in cooperation with the Arizona Commerce Authority, presented a webinar on Arizona Rural Broadband Development Grants, USDA Broadband ReConnect Program Grants and Loans, and the Governor's proposal for $10 million in Rural Broadband Development Grants and nearly $50 million in funding for Smart Highway Corridors. We had registrations from broadband providers, local communities, reservations, education, and more. Lots of people we had not connected with in the past. I am guessing that this is a result of the new email list I am developing and some social media promotion. Anyway, in case you missed it, you will find the entire recording of the webinar, along with the PowerPoint presentations, and presenter contact information on our web site.
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