Illinois Broadband Opportunity Partnership - Southern

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Illinois Broadband Opportunity
Partnership - Southern
Clearwave Communications
AGENDA
• Clearwave
• Project Highlights
• Partnerships
• Benefits
• Case Study
• Timeline
• Progress
• Q&A Session
Clearwave Communications
Delta Communications, LLC d/b/a Clearwave Communications is a facilities
based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) headquartered in
Harrisburg, Il.
1996 – Began business as a paging company
2002 – Received CLEC certification
2003 – Built three co-locations in Harrisburg, Marion and Carbondale
2009 – Expanded to 21 co-locations throughout southern Illinois
2010 – Awarded BTOP/DCEO grant
Project Highlights
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Grant is part of the ARRA Stimulus Program
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Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)
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National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
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One of 123 BTOP Infrastructure awards (out of 1582 applications)
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$31.5 million from NTIA
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Over $11 million in matching funds from the State
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$400,000 from CSI NG911
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Over $2 million from Clearwave
• $45 Million Project
Project Highlights
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Covers 23 Counties in Southern Illinois
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Over 740 miles of Fiber
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232 Anchor Institutions Connected
– 111 Schools (K-12)
– 60 Healthcare Providers
– 28 Public Safety Entities
– 23 Libraries
– 9 Community Colleges
– 1 Major University (SIU-C)
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Services ranging from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps
Partnerships
Illinois Broadband Opportunity Partnership
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Delta Communications, LLC, dba Clearwave Communications
– Illinois Broadband Opportunity Partnership – Southern
Illinois Department of Central Management Services
– Illinois Broadband Opportunity Partnership – East Central Region
UC2B: Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
– Urbana – Champaign Big Broadband
DeKalb County Government
– DeKalb Advancement of Technology Authority Broadband (DATA)
Northern Illinois University
– Illinois Broadband Opportunity Partnership – Northwest Region
Public Safety Partnership
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Counties of Southern Illinois 911 Association
Counties of Southern Illinois 911
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CSI – 911 is a consortium of 15 Emergency Telephone System Boards.
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CSI – 911 will upgrade emergency communications throughout the region
and implement Next Generation – 911.
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A key component of the ARRA is a national emphasis on emergency services’
access to, and effective use of, broadband.
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National Emergency Number Association (NENA) has identified the CSI – 911
Association as the pilot program for how to establish and test NG 9-1-1.
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CSI – 911 will provide interoperability amid 911 centers; and the ability to use
technologies like text messaging, video streaming and Voice over the Internet
Benefits
Building a super highway
Benefits
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World-class network for the 21st Century
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Backhaul capacity throughout the region
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Affordable bandwidth
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Interconnectivity with other networks, such as Illinois Century Network (ICN)
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Voice services (SIP, PRI, Channelized T1)
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Economic development
• JOBS!
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158 direct
157 indirect
Bristol Virginia Utilities Case Study
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Rural America
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Bristol, VA – population 17,000
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At the edge of the Appalachian coalmining region
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Region of double-digit unemployment
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Fiber To The User (FTTU) network
Bristol Virginia Utilities Case Study
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Northrop Grumman and CGI decided to locate large data centers in
Lebanon, Va
– Availability of affordable, redundant broadband connections
– Highly competitive costs for land and labor
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The presence of broadband pipes, competitive bandwidth pricing, and
redundancy were critical factors in winning the investment by these
companies
Bristol Virginia Utilities Case Study
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Named one of the top 7 most “Intelligent Communities” in the world in 2009
by the Intelligent Community Forum
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Technology centers created 1200 jobs with average annual salary around
$50,000, compared to the average regional per-capita income of $20,000
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Unemployment rate dropped to 8%, better than surrounding regions, and
two points below the US national average
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Quality of Life - improved education, healthcare, commerce, culture, and
entertainment.
Timeline
January 2010
- Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for Round 2
Applications to NTIA
March 2010
- Application submitted
May 2010
- Entered Due Diligence Phase
August 2010
- Award Announcement
September 2010
- Environmental Assessment began
March 2011
- Date of EA completion, receipt of FONSI and
commence construction
February 2013
- Targeted project completion date
August 2013
- Deadline for completion
Progress
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EA completed and FONSI received
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Network designed
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Vendors selected
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Right-of-way agreements signed
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Construction commenced
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CAIs contracted
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Outreach strategy launched
Outreach Strategy
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An outreach website has been
developed to provide the most
up-to-date information about
this project.
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Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
sites have also been established.
Contact Information
Clearwave Communications
www.clearwave.com
www.clearwavebroadband.com
Ray Cagle – Chief Operating Officer
[email protected]
618.294.8026
Mike Phalin – Vice President of Sales and Marketing
[email protected]
618.294.8250
Questions
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