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SPTC Broadband Update - Shared screen with speaker view
Linda Green
11:13
Welcome to the SPTC program featuring Evan Feinman, the Commonwealth's Chief Broadband Advisor
Linda Green
11:37
Please send questions for Evan via the chat line throughout his presentation.
Rachel Reynolds
27:00
Question Received: Were there broadband or telecommunication bills brought up in the Emergency Summer session of the General Assembly since COVID-19 has been made us so aware of the importance of fiber connections?
Rachel Reynolds
30:02
Question Received: Has the Governor's budget for broadband survived as originally projected?
Bryce Simmons
33:23
Who would be the primary POC for coordination between state departments? The situation is somewhat unique in that the state has funded a project (DHCD); however, an agreement for facility use is needed through a different state agency (DOF, DGS).
Bill Stephens
33:38
Will the new 5G technology help the affordability issue?
Rachel Reynolds
34:05
Question Received: Have the funds been released in the budget to support HB 2691
Rachel Reynolds
46:15
Question Received: SPTC has always advocated for legislation and funding that supports the needs of the technology sector in our region. Aside from the importance of the equity issues, we also feel there is a tremendous ROI for addressing broadband needs. We would appreciate the talking points from your office would be very useful for us to use in crafting our comments for our legislators.
Linda Green
47:46
Are the case studies for Floyd, Grayson and others on line so that we can share with our localities?
Rachel Reynolds
48:10
Are the case studies for Floyd, Grayson and others on line so that we can share with our localities?