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Many thanks to Cox Business Services for the statewide audio conference connections
and to Lewis & Roca for providing meeting facilities and electronic conferencing.

Many thanks also to Jay Flash Miringoff and Arizona Tele-Com Solutions for providing
a wireless hotspot for the Board Meeting attendees.


Chris Cummiskey, Director of GITA and State of Arizona CIO on the current
status and outlook for the Governor's Council on Innovation and Technology
(GCIT - http://www.gcit.az.gov/) Telecom Infrastructure Committee evolving
to Communications Infrastructure Advisory Committee (CIAC), the state's
telecom outsourcing progress, and broadband deployment initiatives
Chris Cummiskey: GITA & the state of AZ
    1. Partnership with ATIC is and has been very fruitful and we plan for it to continue
       with the creation of CIAC
    2. WiFi DHS project along CANAMEX Corridor – GITA and ATIC working
       together – hope to extend to other parts of CANAMEX
    3. Re-auth of Carrier Services Contract – important to e-rate activity
           a. Accenture for statwide services
           b. Recently awarded statewide Carrier Services contracts to 7 companies,
               who will supply services via consortia who will serve Accenture
    4. Several statewide initiatives:
           a. Health and Humasn Services and AZ211.gov –
                   i. want to have call centers linked with VoIP throughout the state
                  ii. fire danger – gov wants fire info avail on 211
           b. e-health – gov wants to have this in place – working to have a roadmaop
               dev by April 1st

Jeff Hatch-Miller, Chairman, Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC -
http://www.cc.state.az.us/) on current issues before the ACC and on the
horizon of interest to our telecom audience and how these issues may affect
Arizona telecom providers and consumers in the future
Jeff Hatch-Miller: ACC
    1. Renewable power sources has consumed a good deal of our time
    2. Telecom activities at ACC
          a. Cellphones are changing everything
          b. Wireless is propagating nationwide
          c. TV is movin toward cable, telephones, time-shifting, etc.
          d. VoIP is growing
    3. Top 12 List:
          a. CPNI
          b. Arbitrtation Process (Clec/ILEC) – we are moving away from regulatory
              activity to services, such as arbitration
          c. Consolidation thru mergers & acquisitions
          d. USF
          e. Competitive issues



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                        i. Qwest vs. Cox
                       ii. Acciptiter vs. Cox
              f.   Preferred provider agrmnts
              g.   Broadband access in rural areas
              h.   VoIP
              i.   Regulatory changes
                        i. 1996 Telecom Act rewirte
                       ii. state authority over muni telecom services
              j.   Wireless information privacy
              k.   States jurisdiction over wireless carriers

Donna Kent, President, Arizona Technology Council
(http://www.aztechcouncil.org/) on the current status and outlook for
Arizona technology-related legislative initiatives this year, the Council's
role in driving Arizona's high-tech environment, and what interested parties
can do to assist
Donna Kent: AZ Tech Council
    1. Passed out a “Public Policy Centennial Strategic Plan – 2006-2012”
    2. AZ Centennial Coalition
    3. Several legislative activities
            a. Tax-credit bill
            b. Innovation Arizona bill – to attract, retain and fund talent and technology

Ted Kraver, eLearning System for Arizona's Students and Teachers (eSATS -
http://azelearning.org/, a GAZEL spinout) on how Arizona's eSATS legislative
initiative SB 1512 (ALIS Tracking at
http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1512) is
based on recent federal e-learning studies, how e-learning issues drive K-12
educational success, and must be brought to the fore.
Ted Kraver: eSATS
     1. Digital curriculum – in same stage as aerospace was in the early 1900s when they
         called airplanes things like „man flying machines‟ and similar terms.
         [NOTE TO ORIS: THIS IS RELEVANT TO THE discussion with Anne
         Spalter about the DEFINITION OF ‘Digital Visual Literacy’]
     2. SB1512 has 3 elements:
             a. Digital curriculum – is key driver – Digital Curriculum Institute
             b. Integrated instructional & data system
             c. eLearning Task Force under ABOR

Cory Miller, AeA Arizona
(http://www.aeanet.org/AeACouncils/AZCouncilStart.asp) covering national
legislative and regulatory issues, initiatives, and the impact and outlook
for technology industry focusing on tax policy, patent reform, privacy, and
security issues.
Cory Miller: AeA
    1. handout – a report from AeA wrt Technology – Cory has PDF copies available.



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    2. Are encouraging local CEOs to talk to PTAs so that parents will understand the
       importance of technology
    3. RFID handout
    4. Security breach bills - Ian Calkins gave a brief overview - SB1338 is the one we
       favor
    5. Several Privacy & CPNI bills at the federal level –
    6. FCC is also looking at privacy & CPNI

Tom Campbell, Attorney, Lewis and Roca LLP (http://www.lrlaw.com/) on
current Federal actions and initiatives at the FCC and Congress affecting
media, telecom and technology and how these issues may play out in the
months and years to come
Tom Campbell: Lewis & Roca
   1. FCC activites
          a. Investigating online sales of cellphone numbers that were illegitimately
             secured
          b. Video franchising legislation – RBOCs want to go into the cable business,
             but do not want to be required to get municipal cable franchises – FCC
             says that RBOCs must negotiate in good faith for 30 days & then
          c. Flagstaff Cable Channel did not carry NBC for some time – this is one
             example of many. Cable companies want the law changed so that the
             networks cannot charge the cable companies to carry network
             programming.
          d. Net Neutrality – movement to prevent ISPs from charging additional fees
             for special types of content
          e. Telemedicine & remote monitoring of health conditions – docket has been
             opened on medical use of spectrum – is a danger of there not being enough
             spectrum.




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