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AZBSN COVID-19 Task Force (Please note Zoom Password) - Shared screen with speaker view
Wes Brownfield ARSA
46:39
https://www.thefinalmileproject.com The Final Mile Project is focused on achieving last mile connection to promote internet equity for rural students. We believe we can achieve a host of marginal success which will aggregate to measurable internet equity for rural students. We are happy to focus on the granular aspects of equity. Arizona Rural Schools Association, ARSA
Sophia Mayberry
47:19
Could you speak more to the 200 million dollars for rural AZ broadband you put out a press release on in December? Thank you for being here today.
Marni Anbar
47:35
how is the AZ congressional delegation asa whole responding to this issue?
Mark Goldstein
54:58
The U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) Indian Affairs recently released the National Tribal Broadband Strategy (NTBS), a work product of the American Broadband Initiative designed as a roadmap for the Federal Government and the private sector. Available at https://www.bia.gov/news/doi-and-indian-affairs-announce-national-tribal-broadband-strategy-close-connectivity-gap or attached FYI.
Edgar Rivas
55:07
Hi everyone, as mentioned, I am the Congressman’s Senior Policy Advisor and I lead his work on telecommunications issues on the House Energy & Commerce Committee. I know a few of you but I would love to stay in touch on this important issue going forward. My email is edgar.rivas@mail.house.gov should any of you like to reach out individually to connect and discuss further.
John Kelly
56:42
Congressman, Edgar - Several of us that participate in this group are also on Superintendent Hoffman's Ed Tech task force. A lot of overlap between the two functions. Happy to support your work on our behalf!
iPad (5)
57:20
thank you
Malavika Muralidharan
59:20
FCC has an open docket ( DA 21-91) Emergency Broadband Benefits Program or Comments
Malavika Muralidharan
59:37
This is what Edgar is talking about
Malavika Muralidharan
01:00:09
It is open for comments now
Cindy Hogan
01:01:51
Is this “new office” a state or federal office?
Nicole Umayam
01:01:57
We've been waiting for the focus to include broadband adoption in tandem with infrastructure :)
Jeff Sobotka
01:09:03
Nicole, this is a very interesting program to do both from Tulsa, OK. It involves the use of Navigators to help with digital adoption & ongoing training. https://www.tulsaresponds.org/
Nicole Umayam
01:10:35
Washington State too... California has an EO which asks libraries to share info about discount internet offers through Digital Navigators
Sophia Mayberry
01:11:11
I might shoot you an email about this Nicole Jeff and I have been talking about this idea
Nicole Umayam
01:11:19
https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/Equity_PolicyBrief_Dec%2014.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Edgar Rivas
01:12:58
Hi everyone, as mentioned, I am the Congressman’s Senior Policy Advisor and I lead his work on telecommunications issues on the House Energy & Commerce Committee. I know a few of you but I would love to stay in touch on this important issue going forward. My email is edgar.rivas@mail.house.gov should any of you like to reach out individually to connect and discuss further.