March 14, 2019 Committee Meeting
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Tentative Meeting Agenda
Draft Network & Roundtable Sponsor Request
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Roundtable Updates and Tentative Agenda
- Microsoft Sponsorship and Roundtable date April 25, 2019. As you may know, I have been in touch with Microsoft about sponsorship of the Stakeholder Network and Roundtable. I am working with Adonis Trujillo, a Community Engagement Program Manager for Arizona. Anyway Microsoft is very interested in broadband deployment in Arizona and is already engaged in several broadband initiatives in Arizona. They actually have a Broadband Manager working here in Arizona.
- Adonis has made a tentative commitment to provide some seed funding (probably $3000.00) to support the development of the Stakeholder Network and the first Roundtable. I have been in touch with Adonis about the suggested dates for the Roundtable, April 17, and 25. He said that April 25 would be best for him since he will likely be back in Arizona on that date, and will be able to attend in person. Also, if he provides $3000.00 I think we should plan to give him 10-15 minutes on the agenda to provide a quick overview of Microsoft’s Broadband initiatives in Arizona.
- Keynote Speaker: At the last meeting we decided that as a part of the agenda we should have a Keynote speaker to talk about what is happening re broadband at the Federal level. Mala suggested Tom Wheeler, the former FCC Chair and leader of the 2017 E-rate Modernization program, who has authored an excellent new book entitled “From Gutenberg to Google”. She also suggested John Windhausen Executive Director of SHLB, Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition to discuss broadband for rural community anchor institutions. Mala has already contacted them. Tom Wheeler is not available, but John Windhausen is available to participate by video conference. We should confirm his participation ASAP. Any objections/concerns?
Roundtable Agenda Draft
2:00 - 6:00 pm April 25, 2019
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- Networking and Exhibits
- Welcome - Steve Peters, GAZeL Coordinator and ATIC Board Member
- Sponsor Introductions and Welcomes
- Microsoft Broadband Initiatives In Arizona
- Keynote and Federal Updates - Video Conference (Tentative) John Windhausen Executive Director of SHLB, Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition to discuss broadband for rural community anchor institutions
- State of Arizona Broadband plans overview (including focus groups and Goal Council recommendations) by Karen Ziegler, Project Manager, AZ FirstNet, Office of Grants and Federal Resources, State Of Arizona Department Of Administration
- Arizona Commerce Department - Update - Arizona Broadband Director role and possibly newly appointed person for that position
- Update on the E-rate Modernization Program Grants for schools and libraries by Milan Eaton (State Erate Coordinator, Arizona Department of Education) and Mala Muralidaharan (E-rate Administrator for Public Libraries, Arizona State Library Archives and Public Records). Maybe a representative of Education Superhighway (a partner on this project)
- Discussions/ Engagement Experience
- 3-5 Ignite Presentations (TBD)
- Networking and Reception