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“Back to the Future” the Vision of Telecommunications in NY State Let’s see what Appalachia is doing? What will be needed in NY’s future? • NYS will need more bandwidth to support ever expanding new “Applications”. • The BB services will have to be affordable • The services will have to be accessible. • The use of Internet 2 will be greatly expanded - schools / universities / research labs, and other new permitted users. • Entirely new “Sector Driven” – Internet 2 type networks will come “on-line” - health, government, business, military, and other users. Let’s get on the Information Highway and go into your future Let’s begin with libraries.... Libraries continued.... • “Marian the Librarian” has been replaced by “Marian or Marion the Techno Geek” • They hold Master’s degrees • Marian no longer has a pencil behind her ear, glasses on a chain, as she now wears a phone headset for incoming calls, • Marion carries a Blackberry, and they both use their PDA’s / laptops more than they use a computer workstation and they say: “Let’s see what we can find “on-line!” How important will libraries be in the state’s future? • Local libraries are “Continuing Education Learning Centers” • Libraries are now places for “on-line” training / for in Re-Licensing of all types of professionals - medical, educational, business – CPA, Administrators, legal, etc. Libraries continued.... • Libraries interface with schools: homework, curriculums, specific research projects, “on- line” uses within the classroom setting • Libraries are partners in the economic development life of their communities • Video programming of all types will become available through all local libraries Libraries continued..... • Libraries will become even more important to researchers. • Governments will provide all kinds of “on-line” information that will be available through “public access terminals” in libraries In hard times libraries are used more – ............this is a fact being proven everyday now • Library utilization was jumped tremendously these past few months with “on-line” job searches, help wanted information “on-line”, etc. • Citizens across the country will be looking for more free “public access sites” Education...... Education....... • Urban America has tremendous high school dropout rates, and in some instances approaching 40 + % or higher. • Appalachia’s HS completion rate is 83% - North, 72% - Central, and 67.7 –South Region wide it is 74.8 % - 2007 data * • Some distressed areas still have drop out rates as high as 50 - 60%* • DL is going a long way towards improving and offering more courses... etc. • * Depends on how the statistics are collected Educational uses in the future • Distance learning will greatly accelerate in education - teachers are the key • “Advanced Placement” / “Dual Enrollment” courses will literally explode in next few years.... • Local colleges / universities will have to compete for these “outreach” high school course offerings • Alabama requires a certain number of DL courses at the high school level be completed before graduation is to be certified...2011.. Education in the future….. • Most universities / colleges use “Real time”/ “on-line” education to increase curriculum / enrollments - both U - WV and U –MD currently offer some MA degrees on line! • Many colleges conduct “on-line” college Interviews instead of inviting students to come to campus for an interview with the parents. “Preliminary Screening” is being done even before the student sees the campus!.......[Wake Forest] • Graduate programs screen by using webcam services at: U GA, Arizona S U, Penn State • Businesses now require employees to take “routine on-line training” each year – OJT will take on an entirely new meaning for more and more people..... Education ............. • All students in the near future [K-12] will be required to use a “durable laptop” computers in the classroom to do all papers, reports, homework will be sent in electronically [Calhoun County – Alabama will be ready by 2012 at the latest] • Many high schools: WV, OH, GA, NC are already using DL / “laptop” facilitated educational curriculums that function on “Meshed “ wireless backbones in the classroom that “bleed over into the community for other users! Education ........... • Many HS are now open year around as community learning centers: [NC, GA, Ala] • These “Community Learning Centers” require all homework / papers / reports be sent in electronically from home or through the school’s internal wireless network by the students. [NC, GA] • Schools now require students to do major research “on-line” and as a part of all papers that are prepared the students must cite the web sites used in their reports by including the URL’s........ They cannot just use books! Education..... • School Board meetings are on “Streaming Video” • School budgets are “on-line” in many districts along with posted agendas / GIS bus routing information, absentee reports, school closings, homework assignments, etc. [AL] • All children in the future will be required to keep up with classes via the Internet when they are out sick or recuperating from an illness Homework is now on line daily in many school districts for parents to see. [GA, NC, AL] Education....... • We all know that many high school graduates can’t read, write, or know where the USA is on a map of the world......... Well if they fail on these skills they surely fail in having computer skills as well....... • Without computer skills these days students really can’t get high paying / quality jobs out of High School • Many adults who cannot read now, are finding themselves out of work because they don’t fit into a “Computer Assisted Manufacturing” environment, and more adults will face this issue as CAD /CAM is extensively phased into the work place......... • GED enrollment is up all over the country. A lot of illiterate adults are now enrolled in “on-line” educational courses that will lead to being able to complete a GED. [GA, AL, NC] Government........ How will Governments use HS in the future? • Entire budgets are “on-line” with attending reports • Governments are selling, auctioning, and buying all types of things on line that require detailed descriptions, pictures, and technical drawings, and they are using e-Commerce very well! In some instances they have sold things “on-line” to someone across the country [PA] • Entire deed and tax records have now been digitized to expedite tax billings, and provide access to records by lawyers, judges, real estate people, etc. [MS] • Governments are doing “Streaming video” of many meetings Government.... • Governments are routinely doing Telemedicine to / from jails / hospitals, and Video Arraignments are routinely being sent from the jails to the courthouses [Ala] • Governments are doing all types of E-911 services through “meshed wireless” formats, [AL, OH, KY, AL, NC, MS] Government....... • Planning districts are working with governments on e-Commerce training / Web Page development, hosting, computer application software training, GIS mapping, “e- Commerce” training [PA, NY, TN, MS, VA,] Communities are now offering all types of “on-line” services to their citizens [PA, NY, Al, OH] Government ........ • Governments are providing all kinds of services to citizens and businesses through municipally built networks: [PA - Cambria, MD Allconet2, VA – Haysi / Independence, GA - Dalton / Rome, NY –Delhi] • Governments are posting all types of GIS facilitated reports “on-line” i.e. : – crime areas / recent arrests, parade routes, parking restrictions, “snow” and other emergency reports, health warnings, tourism information, economic development information / opportunities, public services, and real estate information, etc. Government....... • Governments are: posting vacancies, job descriptions, searching “on-line” for new staff, conducting video interviews with potential employees, etc... • Examining other community’s Web sites in order to keep “competitive with them” on all aspects of social and economic development issues....... Very big issue in these times!... • Governments are now becoming very efficient in using the Internet to research / resolve problems, and increase their service area’s outreach [PA, NY] Government...... • Governments are using all types of enhanced community web sites to promote: tourism / recreation, economic development, community services, and public interest information, etc...... • Communities without robust web sites are simply completely overlooked by companies doing research for new plant locations..... If you don’t “pop out” / you “pooped out!” One click and you are history! • Robust regional web sites work as solid marketing tools for communities – Advantage Valley – W VA Business uses... Business ......... • Businesses that are not using robust web sites are loosing business / market share.......period • “e-Commerce” when properly used by businesses: can save them money, market their products, locate new suppliers, develop co- marketing efforts, analyze their competition, sustain relationships with past customers, and build new customer relations, etc. • A business without a robust web site is generally going out of business, declining........... Or is potentially being looked at as an acquisition! Business........ • A robust web site projects a strong company image • Well designed / maintained web sites encourage longer visits / multi-media rich content is critical to sustain [“eye balls” on-the-screen] • Local businesses need to build better local relationships......to “co-market” each other’s business • All businesses need to examine their competition’s web site [back side] very carefully and learn from their competition. This is very simple to do...... • All business information on the Internet is public information! Business..... • Businesses are posting: job vacancies, job descriptions, Annual Reports, news articles about their company, enhancing their Blogs to include personal items about the company employees etc., which results in more human / or soft marketing • Businesses are conducting initial “job webcam interviews” rather than bringing the prospective employee on site.... Business........ • Marketing budgets must include significant funds for “web site” development and maintenance • Our nation’s future depends on successful global marketing of our products, and “e- Commerce” is absolutely critical now! ...... Health......... Health.......... • 45 million people lack medical health insurance • Health care costs are expected to reach $2.4 Trillion in 2008 – 16.6% of the Gross Domestic Product – [Kaiser Family Foundation] • Health care costs are expected to reach $4.1 Trillion by 2016 accounting for 19.6% GDP [KFF] • 45% of all Americans suffer from one or more chronic diseases – this accounts for 70% of all deaths, and 75% of health care spending [KFF] • Medicare covers 49.1M low-income Americans along with families, people with disabilities, and the elderly. • Medicare spending from 2006 to 2012 is projected to rise from $374 B. to $564 B. or an increase of 190 B. [KFF] Health....... • Telemedicine is being used all over world to cut costs, access Electronic Medical Records of patients , “Store / Forward” information, provide consultations, provide off – site medical reads of X-Rays, and a variety of other uses............ Health • In 2005 - 10% of all beneficiaries of Medicare accounted for more that 67% of all Medicare spending..... • Approximately 2.2 M. beneficiaries reside in long term care facilities........ Health............ • Over 40 states in the USA require that if telemedicine services can be used to treat a patient under their “Medicaid program” that is the “fee amount” that will be paid for the services – no matter if the patient decides to see a Doctor in person and incurs more costs Health - VA • The VA has been using telemedicine services for over 30 years / today they are serving 10’s of 1,000’s of veterans in “in-home settings” and in “Out Patient settings” throughout their 200 campus using the VOIP / Internet / and facilitated high speed services where available • The VA went from 2.3 M. veterans receiving services in 1993 to 5.6 M in 2003 • And at the same time the VA reduced the number of beds from 85,000 to 55,000 beds nation wide Health • The DOD is using telemedicine services through all kinds of “meshed” networks from the battlefield Hummer “Mash” units – direct to Walter Reed via satellite, “Ship to Ship”, “Ship to Shore”, satellite from base to base world wide...... What they do today is in our health care next year! Mayo, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins, etc......... • They literally are on the bleeding edge.. Health..... • There are between 700 - 800 telemedicine networks currently functioning • Telemedicine is being used to do “Virtual Pediatrics” – Binghamton, Electrical Medical Records GA, PA, OH, KY, SC, Al, MS, Tele- Mental Health in KY, Diabetes control in OH, VA, PA • And routine “Consultations” are being done electronically in Ala, MS, PA, VA, WV, and elsewhere in the region Health...... • Telemedicine / telehealth services are being reimbursed throughout the entire country by State Medicaid programs in order to contain costs, and limited demonstration payments are being made under Medicare........ • Within the next 5 years major hospital systems will be doing entire their internal “in-take to discharge” electronically using patient carried “Smart Health Cards” like they are doing in Europe now!!!! So where will NY be in the future? • It takes vision, leadership, planning, the right “business” decisions, available resources, and access to affordable BB services, along with the desire to improve service delivery, quality of life, and being able to sell your community, product, service to the world......... • Now let’s hear from some of your experts!
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