Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Office of the Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson Deputy Secretary of Technology November 2009 Broadband Stimulus – Virginia Style “Stimulus in the Commonwealth”

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Office of the Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson Deputy Secretary of Technology November 2009 Broadband Stimulus – Virginia Style “Stimulus in the Commonwealth”"— Presentation transcript:

1 Office of the Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson Deputy Secretary of Technology November 2009 Broadband Stimulus – Virginia Style “Stimulus in the Commonwealth”

2 Office of the Secretary of Technology Page 2 Stimulus – Virginia Style December, 2008 – Virginia launches first “call” for potential ARRA projects February 10, 2009 – Virginia launches March 6, 2009 – Total of 9,000 projects proposals submitted Results to date: 5900 Jobs, $5,055,394,985 Contracts: (465) $818,812,675 Grants: (1332) $3,633,226,438 Loans (796) $603,355,872

3 Office of the Secretary of Technology Page 3 Commonwealth Broadband Availability Map Phase I “Phase I” of Broadband Availability Map launched in May 2009; currently drafting statewide application for ARRA funding to support expanding and improving capabilities of current map. Source:

4 Office of the Secretary of Technology Page 4 Map derived from provider data and shape files Estimated census block/rural coverage Initiative to support community applications

5 Office of the Secretary of Technology Page 5 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funding Allocation Infrastructure Mapping Building Demand Public Computing Centers

6 Office of the Secretary of Technology Page 6 Federal Initiatives The FCC is currently working in coordination with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to perform the FCC’s role under the Recovery Act. Specifically, in conjunction with the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program established by the Act, the FCC has been tasked with creating a National Broadband Plan by February 17, The Recovery Act states that the National Broadband Plan shall seek to ensure all people of the United States have access to broadband capability and shall establish benchmarks for meeting that goal. FCC SUMMARY: RUS and NTIA announce general policy and application procedures for broadband initiatives established pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). RUS is establishing the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) which may extend loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas. NTIA is establishing the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) which makes available grants for deploying broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas in the United States, enhancing broadband capacity at public computer centers, and promoting sustainable broadband adoption projects. NTIA

7 Office of the Secretary of Technology Page 7 Federal Mapping Initiatives The State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program is a competitive, merit-based matching grant program that implements the joint purposes of the ARRA and the Broadband Data Improvement Act (BDIA). The program will provide grants to assist states or their designees to gather state-specific data on the availability, speed, and location of broadband services. The data collected and compiled, including publicly available state-wide broadband maps, will also be used to inform the comprehensive, interactive national broadband map that NTIA is required by the Recovery Act to create and make publicly available by February 17, The map will publicly display the geographic areas where broadband service is available; the technology used to provide the service; the speeds of the service; and broadband service availability at public schools, libraries, hospitals, colleges, universities, and public buildings. The national map will also be searchable by address and show the broadband providers offering service in the corresponding census block or street segment. The FCC is currently working in coordination with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to perform the FCC’s role under the Recovery Act. Specifically, in conjunction with the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program established by the Act, the FCC has been tasked with creating a National Broadband Plan by February 17, The Recovery Act states that the National Broadband Plan shall seek to ensure all people of the United States have access to broadband capability and shall establish benchmarks for meeting that goal. FCC NTIA

8 Office of the Secretary of Technology Page 8 ARRA, First Round Application Submissions – National Re-cap BTOPBIPJoint Applications Infrastructure260 Applications $5.4B Requested 400 Applications $5.0B Requested 830 Applications $12.8B Requested Sustainable Broadband Adoption 320 Applications $2.5B Requested Not Applicable $150 Million Available Public Computing Centers 360 Applications $1.9B Requested Not Applicable $50 Million Available

9 Office of the Secretary of Technology Page 9 VA Applications – Funding Request Re-cap Loan (RUS only)Grant Total (137) applications (in- state/out-of-state applicants applying for funds to perform work in Virginia) $269,407,004$2,447,993,879 Total Applications from VA companies for work in VA and other states $63,745,832$627,858,089 Total Virginia applications for services to be provided IN Virginia ONLY $51,230,020.$428,248,784 Total Applications Submissions: Sustainable broadband adoption: 54, Infrastructure: 67 (Last mile: 45, Middle mile: 22) Public computing centers: 16, Total: 137 &program=BTOP&program=BIP%2FBTOP&state=&projstates=VA

10 Office of the Secretary of Technology Page 10 VA submissions – VA Projects for VA Communities – BIP/BTOP First Round Loan (RUS only) ($) Grant ($) Last mile48,641,857232,757,250 Middle mile2,588,163132,722,913 Public Computing Center n/a5,786,778 Sustainable Broadband Adoption n/a56,981,843 Total51,230, ,248, applications submitted by Virginia entities for Virginia projects: Sustainable broadband adoption: 15 Last mile: 35 (note: 15 individual applications were submitted by a single) Middle mile: 12 Public computing centers: 7

11 Office of the Secretary of Technology Page 11 Roundtable “Tool-Kit” To Support Community Policy-Makers A Coordinated Effort – The Community Broadband Toolkit

12 Office of the Secretary of Technology Page 12 Stimulus funds for Broadband – Looking Beyond the Obvious NTIA RUS Office of National Coordinator Department of Transportation Department of Energy

13 Office of the Secretary of Technology Page 13 Goal: Establish a baseline of broadband service availability across the Commonwealth Voluntary Reporting: Carriers voluntarily agreed to participate in the process with broad stakeholder support – at no cost to the taxpayer Respecting Market Privacy: Through Virginia’s CIT, carriers protected against risk of competitive disadvantage due to data loss Technical Advantages: Virginia now recognizes the “new” FCC definition of at least 768Kbps download speed and at least 200Kbps upload speed as the minimum definition of broadband service Address-Level Data: Virginia has a process in place to collect and map geo-coded address-level broadband availability data and geo- spatial and demographic information displayed at the County level - at no additional cost VA Mapping Initiative In Brief Broadband Roundtable Deliverable #1 “21 st Century” Mapping Strategy to Empower Decision Making

14 Office of the Secretary of Technology Page 14 Latest News - Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee (October 27) Larry Strickling (NTIA Administrator) “We want and need to provide full and fair consideration to our pool of applicants. Given the large number of complex applications and the very voluminous amount of information that we need to review, we have decided to expand our review period and we are now targeting our first round grant awards for mid-December about a month later than planned”…”We will not conclude the first round of fundng at the end of this year as we had originally hoped, but we do expect to do so in February of next year.” Jonathan Adelstein (RUS Administrator) “We have heard a lot of concerns about the definition of remote and we’re going to completely revisit that in the next NOFA. As I indicated, we are going to put out comment requests very shortly and one of the big questions we see is how do you deal with this?”

15 Office of the Secretary of Technology Page 15 Contact Information: Karen Jackson Deputy Secretary of Technology


Download ppt "Office of the Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson Deputy Secretary of Technology November 2009 Broadband Stimulus – Virginia Style “Stimulus in the Commonwealth”"

Similar presentations


Ads by Google