- E-Gov/Civic Engagement (8/6/09)
- Technology/Fixed Broadband (8/13/09)
- Technology/Wireless (8/13/09)
- International Lessons (8/18/09)
- Opportunities for Small and Disadvantaged Businesses (8/18/09)
- Broadband Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities (8/20/09)
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- Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Private Investment (8/26/09)
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- Technology/Applications and Devices (8/27/09)
- State and Local Governments: Toolkits and Best Practices (9/1/09)
- Benchmarks (9/2/09)
- Big Ideas with Potential to Substantially Change the Internet (9/3/09)
- Broadband Consumer Context (9/9/09)
- Health Care (9/15/09)
- The Role of Content in the Broadband Ecosystem (9/17/09)
- Spectrum (9/17/09)
- Cyber Security (9/30/09)
- Diversity and Civil Rights Issues in Broadband Policy (10/2/09)
- Economic Issues in Broadband Competition (10/9/09)
- Broadband Accessibility for People with Disabilities II: Barriers, Opportunities and Policy Recommendations (10/20/09)
- Capitalization Strategies for Small and Disadvantaged Businesses (11/12/09)
- Future Fiber Architectures and Local Deployment Choices (11/19/09)
- Research Recommendations for the Broadband Task Force (11/23/09)
- Lessons for the National Broadband Plan from Local Officials Representing Under-served Communities (12/9/09)
- Global Broadband Connects America and the World: Infrastructure, Services and Applications (12/10/09)
- Review and Discussion of Broadband Deployment Research (12/10/09)
- Broadband and New Media Strategies for Minority Radio (1/26/10)
- The Broadband Availability Gap (5/6/10)
Workshop: State and Local Governments: Toolkits and Best Practices
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The goal of this workshop is to learn from the experiences of state and local governments that have proactively addressed broadband deployment and adoption issues in their communities. The workshop will focus on alternative approaches and challenges facing government officials (e.g., state or city CIOs) throughout the development and implementation of broadband policy. The workshop will consist of two ninety-minute panels, the first of which will address state-level concerns and the second of which will address municipal and county level concerns. Workshop participants on both panels will discuss the range of issues that policymakers face including: identifying gaps in existing broadband policy, developing necessary infrastructure, securing support from key stakeholders, encouraging adoption, funding broadband initiatives and evaluating the effectiveness of enacted policies. The workshop will also consider the types of resources that are available to government officials or would be helpful to have available when creating broadband policy. Information and data obtained in this workshop will enhance the Commission’s understanding of best practices and the challenges state and local governments face in expanding broadband access and adoption and will be considered as the Commission develops the National Broadband Plan.
The following are some of the preliminary topics that will be covered at this workshop. If you would like to discuss any other topics, please send us your suggestions.
- Starting from zero, where should a city or state begin when formulating broadband policy?
- Are there certain policy elements that should be included in any comprehensive local broadband policy?
- How to identify and address community-specific broadband needs
- What are the hardest issues? What aspects were easier than expected?
- How much of the local approach is policy vs. legislation vs. execution?
- Balancing divergent interests among community stakeholders
- What types of alternative broadband network structures/mechanisms have been proven to work and in what context?
- How can programs be measured over-time?
- Given the speed with which technology changes, how can policies be structured to ensure that they evolve in response to changes in community needs?
- What can the FCC do to foster cooperation and sharing of information or best practices among state and local governments?
|2:00 pm||Workshop Introduction, Lauren Kravetz, Moderator
|2:05 pm||Panel 1: Statewide Efforts
Commissioner Ray Baum, Oregon Public Utilities Commission
John Conley, Deputy State Chief Information Officer, State of Colorado
Charles Ghini, Director, Department of Management Services, Division of Telecommunications, State of Florida
Karen Jackson, Deputy Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia
Dr. Craig Orgeron, Director, Strategic Services Division, Department of Information Technology Services, State of Mississippi
Jane Patterson, Executive Director, e-NC Authority, State of North Carolina
|2:35 pm||Panelist Discussion and Responses to Questions
|3:45 pm||Panel 2: City/Local Efforts
|3:50 pm||Panelist Presentations
Hardik Bhatt, Chief Information Officer, City of Chicago, and Commissioner, Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology
Commissioner Paul Cosgrave, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, City of New York
Joey Durel, City-Parish President, Lafayette, LA
Gary Gordier, Chief Information Officer and IT Director, El Paso, TX
Lori Sherwood, Cable Administrator, Howard County, MD
Chris Vein, Chief Information Officer, City of San Francisco
|4:15 pm||Panelist Discussion and Responses to Questions
|5:15 pm||Closing Statement, Moderator
September 1, 2009
State and Local Government Toolkits and Best Practices
Commissioner Ray Baum, Oregon Public Utility Commission, Chair of the NARUC, Committee on Telecommunications, State Chair of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, Former Chair of the NARUC Task Force on Intercarrier Compensation Reform
Broadband – Virginia Style
Karen Jackson, Deputy Secretary of Technology
State and Local Governments: Toolkits and Best Practices
Craig P. Orgeron, Ph.D., Director, Strategic Services, MS Dept of Information Technology Services
State and Local Governments: Toolkits and Best Practices Workshop
Jane Smith Patterson, E-NC Authority
Chicago’s Broadband Strategy: Towards Affordable, Universal Technology Access
Hardik V. Bhatt, Chief Information Officer, City of Chicago
Federal Communications Commission State and Local Government Workshop
Lori Sherwood, Cable Administrator, Howard County, Maryland
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