Digital Access Task Force Meeting
Monday July 26, 2021
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Next Task Force Meetings - July 26
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Download Task Force Reports and Other Presentations
Download July 19 Task Force Report
Arizona Technology Council Public Policy Guide 2021
State and Federal Broadband Sections
Missed the July 19 Task Force Meeting?
View July 19 Task Force Meeting Recording
Download July 19 Task Force presentation: Satellite Broadband: High Speed Internet Everywhere by Steve Hill, President
Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association
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from Previous Months Here
Steve Peters, AZBSN and Task Force Coordinator
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July 26 Digital Access
Resource Highlight Presentation
Panel Presentation and Discussion on Municipal Networks: Karen Ziegler, Principal, Karen Ziegler Consulting Services; John Lucas, President, Community Broadband Advocates; Paul Ross, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Phoenix College
Particularly since the pandemic Community/Municipal Networks have become increasingly popular solutions to provide Internet access to unserved and underserved populations. Our July 26 Task Force meeting will feature a presentation and discussion on Municipal/Community Networks, what are they, opportunities and issues, pros and cons, politics, models, management, funding and sustainability, and more.
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.