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November 19, 2013 IERBC Meeting


IERB Consortium Broadband Update Meeting:

We had awesome speakers with vital information related to Broadband in the Inland Empire. 

  • First-hand information on the game-changing Digital 395 High-speed Broadband Fiber Highway.
  • New Broadband grant opportunities through the passage of SB740 and AB1299, which add funding and expand eligibility for CPUC California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) Broadband projects.
  • Local Broadband Policy in your community--are we planning for the future, or face being left behind?
  • Broadband being used by the medical community, especially in rural areas.
  • Broadband Technology that can be used in our extremely remote communities.
  • Broadband priorities in the IE.
  • IERB Consortium and its work to improve broadband access in the region.
DATE: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Time Item/Topic
10:00 Welcome & Introductions
--Lea Deesing, IERB Consortium Executive Committee Chair
   City of Riverside Chief Innovation Officer & SmartRiverside Executive Director
10:15 IERB Update
--Martha van Rooijen, IERB Consortium Manager
SB740 and AB1299 signed by Governor!
New Funding and Eligibility for Broadband Infrastructure and Publicly Supported Housing Communities

--John Baker, California Public Utilities Commission
10:45 Value of Local Broadband Policy Development
--Steve Blum, Tellus Venture Associates
11:15 Visionary Project: "Digital 395" High-Speed Broadband Fiber Highway from Reno to Barstow
--Michael Ort, PhD, President, Praxis Associates, Inc. and California Broadband Cooperative (CBC) 
Impact of Connectivity and new Telehealth Opportunities within the IE
--Dr. Earl Ferguson, MD, Inland Empire Health Information Exchange and NRACO
Lunch served in the Courtyard
Loma Linda Connected Community Program--Fiber to the Home (FTTH)
--Konrad Bolowich, IT Director, City of Loma Linda
Hands-on Broadband Technology for Extremely Remote Areas
--Julie Langou, Eastern Sierra Connect Regional Broadband Consortium (ESCRBC)
Follow-up Items
--Martha van Rooijen, IERB
Santa Barbara Room
3649 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA  92501

Attendees, among them Mayor Pete Aguilar of Redlands, John Empey of BSE, and Michael Mack of Netreva

John Baker, CPUC

Steve Blum, Tellus Venture Associates

Lan Saadatnejadi, Los Angeles County METRO and
Cindy Morton, California Telehealth Network

Michael Ort, CEO, Praxis Associates (Digital 395)

Dr. Earl W. Ferguson, MD PhD

Konrad Bolowich, City of Loma Linda

City of Redlands Council Member Jon Harrison and
Sam Sudhakar of Cal State San Bernardino

Julie Langou of ESCRBC and Bill Bayne, PE

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