Reboot! Burke County Broadband Symposium by hJT9vr

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									       Reboot!
Burke County Broadband
      Symposium


  Laying the Groundwork for
Economic Development through
Enhanced Data Communications
 Welcome and Opening Comments


         Russ Sprehe

             Chairman
Burke County Broadband Commission
Entrepreneurial and Broadband Efforts



        Chuck Moseley

      Certified Entrepreneurial
              Committee
             Team Leader
Broadband and the Business
       Community

   Mike Fulenwider

    2nd Vice Chairman
   Advantage West EDG
           Symposium Panel Members


Charlie Pittman- Senior Program Dir., E-NC Authority
Lavoy Spooner- AT&T North Carolina, External Affairs
Scott Hamilton- President, CEO, Advantage West EDG
Jim Brown- Foothills Connect
Dee Blackwell- Executive Director, WPCOG
Bill Harkins- Director, COMPAS Cable
Dr. John Walley- Local Physician


         Dr. Dan Smith, WPCC- Moderator
            Panel Question One
“As is the case of many North Carolina
communities, the loss of traditional
manufacturing industries has strongly impacted
the economic vitality of Burke County. Burke
County wants and needs to attract a new genre
of high technology and service-based industries
to the area to help fill this vacuum. Based on
your knowledge and experience, what does a
community of our size and demographics need
to provide these target industries, by way of
data and telecommunications infrastructure, to
make our area an appealing prospect for the
location of major facilities.”
          Panel Question Two
“ Other than the ARRA funds and Google
  Fiber for Communities which are
  currently receiving much press
  coverage, what other sources of
  private/public direct funding or
  government/corporate partnerships
  are you aware of, that can assist local
  and regional efforts in broadband
  expansion? How would you suggest
  that Burke County reach out to
  potential sources of funding or possible
  development partners?”
        Panel Question Three

“How can Burke County best work
in partnership with existing
regional Broadband consortia and
economic development groups to
provide mutual support and a
united front to develop a 21st
Century data communications
infrastructure throughout Western
North Carolina?”
Audience Question and Answer

  Please move to the
nearest microphone and
address your question to
one or more members of
       the panel.
 MCNC Broadband Expansion

 The Microcomputer Center of North
 Carolina will be placing a major fiber
 trunk along the I-40 corridor through
 Burke County and on to far western
 points in the state. They will be
 using nearly 29 million dollars in
 Federal funding which they secured
 through the ARRA.

https://www.mcnc.org/btop/facts-and-
              faq.html
Route Map of MCNC Fiber Expansion Program
  Moving Forward


  Scott Darnell

       Director
Burke County Economic
  Development Council
  Please Take the Burke County
       Broadband Survey!
It should take only about 5 minutes of
 your time. Let your voice and needs
 be heard concerning Broadband
 growth in Burke County! Both
 Residential/Personal and Business
 surveys are available at
www.wpcc.edu
        Our Community
         Burke County Broadband Commission
        Close


   Russ Sprehe

       Chairman
Burke County Broadband
       Commission

								
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