March 3rd, 2017 Public Outreach Meeting

The next Public Outreach Meeting for the Broadband Alliance of Mendocino County will be held on:

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
10:00 – 11:45 a.m.

My guest speaker for this meeting, Vicki Terbovitch, unfortunately had to cancel. However, we still have a full agenda without her.

Location:
Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 S. Oak Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
(map and directions)

Call in participation number and access code:
641-715-3341  Access code: 108 1131#

AgendaMarch 3, 2017
Notes from 3/3/17 Meeting
2017 Meeting Dates-revised

 

November 1st, 2016: AT&T Presentation to the Mendocino Board of Supervisors with an update on their North Coast Network Resiliency Plan and buildout plans for CAFII funding areas

AT&T will be making a presentation to the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors at their November 1st, 2016 regular board meeting.  The presentation is a timed item for 10 am.  In this presentation, AT&T representatives will sharing information on their buildout plans for the Connect America Fund Phase II (CAFII) and an update on the completion of their North Coast Resiliency Plan.

Location and Time:

10 a.m.
Mendocino County Board of Supervisors Chambers
501 Low Gap Road
Ukiah, CA 95482

 

AT&T Press Release to the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors on the completion of their North Coast Network Resilience Plan – Sept 19,2016

AT&T announces that their completed upgrades will provide diversity to over 91% of the fiber on the North Coast and make the network “self-healing.” These upgrades  greatly reduce the potential for widespread impacts from any one fiber break.

Video of AT&T Presentation to the Board of Supervisors (presentation begins at 1:27)

June 20th – Fort Bragg Meeting to Discuss Broadband Needs for the Business Community

Join us for a lively discussion and to provide your input on the broadband needs for Fort Bragg’s businesses and Anchor Institutions.  All interested parties are invited to attend.

June 20th (Monday)
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Fort Bragg Town Hall
363 N. Main Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
(map and directions)

Agenda for Fort Bragg 6-20-16 meeting
Pdf.Flyer for Fort Bragg meeting

This will be an opportunity to share your ideas, and discuss such questions as:

  • How important is broadband for your business currently, using a scale of 1 – 5, with 5 being highest?  Do you see broadband being important in 5 years?  10 years?  20 years?
  • Are your broadband needs being met?  If not, why?
  • What is your definition of “good broadband infrastructure?”  Does Fort Bragg currently have it? 
  • Is the current broadband infrastructure “good enough” to attract new businesses? Is it “first-class” or “second-class” or worse?  Are we satisfied with what is offered?
  • How does the current lack of diverse routing affect your business?
  • Is there a demand for super-fast broadband (fiber) in the urban core?
  • What are the barriers to getting it?
  • If there is a need/demand, how can we aggregate that demand and turn it into opportunity?  How can we collaborate and unite the business community?

Participants will be provided and asked to complete a short on-site survey related to these questions.  You are also welcome to print out this survey  and share with any business unable to attend this meeting, and mail it back to us by August 30th.  Please send the completed survey to:  Broadband Alliance, PO Box 286, Laytonville, CA 95454
Business Survey

June 22nd – Ukiah meeting to discuss broadband needs for the business community

Join us for a lively discussion and to provide your input on the broadband needs for Ukiah’s businesses.  All interested parties are invited to attend.

June 22nd (Wednesday)
3-4:30 pm
Economic Development & Financing Corporation
205 N. Bush Street, Room 252
Ukiah, CA 95482
(map and directions)

Agenda for Ukiah Meeting 6-22-16
Flyer – Ukiah Business Meeting on June 22

This will be an opportunity to share your ideas, and discuss such questions as:

  • How important is broadband for your business currently, using a scale of 1 – 5, with 5 being highest?  Do you see broadband being important in 5 years?  10 years?  20 years?
  • Are your broadband needs being met?  If not, why?
  • What is your definition of “good broadband infrastructure?”  Does Ukiah currently have it? 
  • Is the current broadband infrastructure “good enough” to attract new businesses? Is it “first-class” or “second-class” or worse?  Are we satisfied with what is offered?
  • Is there a demand for super-fast broadband (fiber) in the urban core?
  • What are the barriers to getting it?
  • If there is a need/demand, how can we aggregate that demand and turn it into opportunity?  How can we collaborate and unite the business community?
  • Could the urban core of Ukiah be a place for super-fast broadband?

Participants will be provided and asked to complete a short on-site survey related to these questions.  You are also welcome to print out this survey  and share with any business unable to attend this meeting, and mail it back to us by August 30th.  Please send the completed survey to:  Broadband Alliance, PO Box 286, Laytonville, CA 95454
Broadband Business Survey