Volume 6, Issue 5
March 14, 2014

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Rural Economic Development Roundtable

The New York State Broadband Program Office will participate in three economic development events in Eastern New York to provide an update on state broadband initiatives.

At each event will be representatives from Federal, State and Private funding agencies covering available programmatic assistance relating to: Agriculture, Business and Utilities.
 
March 19, 2014
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Fulton Montgomery Community College
2805 State
Highway #67
Johnstown, NY 12095 

March 21, 2014
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Sullivan County
Community College

11 College Road
Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759
 
March 24, 2014
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Orange County
Community College

1 Washington Center
Newburgh, NY 12550   
 
Please RSVP no later than March 14 via email to Gary Pereira, Gary.Pereira@USDA.GOV.

Please indicate which event you plan to attend and which breakout group you would like to participate in (please select ONE of the following: Agriculture, Business or Utilities).

 

New York State is pleased to announce that the 2014 Broadband Champion Awards Portal is now open. Applications will be accepted through April 15. This year, and for the first time
ever, New York State will recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding achievements within the broadband industry.

 
We encourage you to nominate yourself, your company or someone who is improving New York's broadband landscape in the following categories: 
  • The Broadband Leadership Award is awarded to an exceptional team or individual who has provided a major influence on the direction and success of broadband development in New York State. 
  • The Most Innovative Broadband Project Award recognizes a leading-edge product, service, application, project or program that has an emphasis on fueling New York's digital economy while allowing citizens to be connected.     
  • The Most Collaborative Broadband Project/Program Award recognizes an outstanding collaboration of two or more entities (ie. non-profit, businesses, local government agencies) that support broadband service expansion and/or adoption in New York State.
  • The Best Broadband Adoption Initiative/Program Award recognizes a project/ program that increases statewide Internet use and/or promotes computer digital literacy.
  • The Economic Leadership Award celebrates the successful implementation of innovative, economically promising projects/ programs in a community or region that enhance New York's social and economic fabric, and quality of life and well-being for residents.

All nominations and supporting information will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Winners will be recognized during the Second Annual Broadband Summit on June 5, 2014.

 
information highway

 

On March 19, the FCC is hosting a rural broadband workshop to focus on the importance of broadband in rural America.

 

The FCC Rural Broadband Workshop will include presentations designed to elicit information to help deploy next generation networks in rural, high-cost areas. 

David Salway, NYS Broadband Program Director will share New York State strategies to meet our rural broadband challenges
.

 

To view the webcast, go to www.fcc.gov/live on March 19.  

Viewers may also submit questions to the FCC by e-mail to livequestions@fcc.gov and/or via Twitter@#FCCRuralBroadband

 

Visit the FCC website for more information http://www.fcc.gov/events/rural-broadband-workshop.
The New York State Broadband Program Office serves as the single point of contact for New York State broadband development and deployment efforts.  The Broadband Flash Bulletin is intended to keep you up-to-date on local, state and federal broadband initiatives. I hope you enjoy reading this issue of the NYS Broadband Flash Bulletin.
 
Sincerely,
The NYS Broadband Program Office