Fall 2010 Internet2 Member Meeting

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The Power of Collaboration: Transforming the Broadband Landscape of Ohio

Time 11/03/10 08:45AM-10:00AM

Session Abstract

This dual-panel session explores Ohio's unique approach to developing a comprehensive statewide plan for Round 2 ARRA-BTOP applications. The discussion centers on the transformational impact of moving from competition to collaboration, catalyzed by the creation of the Ohio Middle Mile Consortium (OMMC), a public-private coalition between OARnet and lead-applicants Com Net, Horizon Telcom and OneCommunity. Several key Round 1 proposals from Ohio were not awarded because of overlapping, fragmented submissions. A "Gathering of State Stakeholders" meeting, initiated by OARnet, resulted in the integration of three Ohio-based BTOP proposals under the umbrella of the OMMC. The commitment shown by the OMMC partners enabled business competitors to put Ohioan

Speakers

Speaker Pankaj Shah OARnet

Speaker Ann O'Beay Ohio Board of Regents

Speaker Denis Walsh OARnet

Speaker Paul Schopis OARnet

Speaker Tim Berelsman Com Net, Inc.

Speaker Bill McKell Horizon Telecom

Speaker Ann Zimmerman OARnet

Speaker Scot Rourke OneCommunity

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail The Power of Collaboration: Transforming the Broadband Landscape of Ohio (pdf)

Speaker Tim Berelsman Com Net, Inc.

Speaker Bill McKell Horizon Telecom

Speaker Ann O'Beay Ohio Board of Regents

Speaker Scot Rourke OneCommunity

Speaker Paul Schopis OARnet

Speaker Pankaj Shah OARnet

Speaker Denis Walsh OARnet

Speaker Stephen Wheat Emory University

Speaker Ann Zimmerman OARnet

Secondary tracks Health Sciences The Future: What's Next for the Net?

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