Spring 2009 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Stimulating Big Broadband Deployment

Time 04/28/09 03:00PM-04:00PM

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Session Abstract

For a number of years, EDUCAUSE has been arguing for an aggressive national policy to promote universal deployment of high-speed networks for the benefit of education, health care, and the economy in general. In January, 2008, EDUCAUSE published "A Blueprint for Big Broadband", suggesting federal funding of $33 billion to build 100 Mbps last-mile connections to homes and businesses. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 includes many of the key themes promoted by EDUCAUSE and provides $7.2 billion for broadband deployment. These funds will now be distributed by the Commerce and Agriculture Departments over the next year and a half. So where are we now? What projects will best promote the needs of education? Who is most likely to obtain funding, and for what purposes? And is more funding necessary? In this presentation we'll review the pending proposals and the politics surrounding Big Broadband and we'll follow the money -- past, present, and future -- required to meet our goals.

Speakers

Speaker John Windhausen Telepoly Consulting

Speaker Wendy Wigen EDUCAUSE

Secondary tracks Educause/Internet2 Network Policy

Session Media

media item thumbnail Stimulating Big Broadband Deployment Netcast Archive For a number of years, EDUCAUSE has been arguing for an aggressive national policy to promote universal deployment of high-speed networks for the benefit of education, health care, and the economy in general. In January, 2008, EDUCAUSE published "A Blueprint for Big Broadband", suggesting federal funding of $33 billion to build 100 Mbps last-mile connections to homes and businesses. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 includes many of the key themes promoted by EDUCAUSE and provides $7.2 billion for broadband deployment. These funds will now be distributed by the Commerce and Agriculture Departments over the next year and a half. So where are we now? What projects will best promote the needs of education? Who is most likely to obtain funding, and for what purposes? And is more funding necessary? In this presentation we'll review the pending proposals and the politics surrounding Big Broadband and we'll follow the money -- past, present, and future -- required to meet our goals. media item thumbnail Stimulating Big Broadband Deployment Netcast Archive For a number of years, EDUCAUSE has been arguing for an aggressive national policy to promote universal deployment of high-speed networks for the benefit of education, health care, and the economy in general. In January, 2008, EDUCAUSE published "A Blueprint for Big Broadband", suggesting federal funding of $33 billion to build 100 Mbps last-mile connections to homes and businesses. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 includes many of the key themes promoted by EDUCAUSE and provides $7.2 billion for broadband deployment. These funds will now be distributed by the Commerce and Agriculture Departments over the next year and a half. So where are we now? What projects will best promote the needs of education? Who is most likely to obtain funding, and for what purposes? And is more funding necessary? In this presentation we'll review the pending proposals and the politics surrounding Big Broadband and we'll follow the money -- past, present, and future -- required to meet our goals.

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