Digital Access Task Force Meeting
Monday July 19, 2021
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Next Task Force Meetings - July 19, 26,
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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Steve Peters, AZBSN and Task Force Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone or Text: 520-321-1309
July 19 Digital Access
Resource Highlight Presentation
Past, Present and Future of Satellite
Delivered Broadband and its Applications
Steve Hill, President, Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association
Satellite Internet is a potential solution to meet the needs of the most hard to reach locations. In the near future both advanced fixed and constellation based satellite systems will be able to deliver high speed broadband to the most distant and challenging geographic markets.
Steve will provide an update on the satellite industry and technology including the past, present and future of satellite delivered broadband and its applications.
Contact: Steve Hill Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association
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.