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​Guides for Planning/Funding

 The following links contain information regarding community fiber planning and funding:

National Telecommunication & Information Administration Links

Community Planning

The Commonwealth is pleased to announce that The Broadband Planning Facilitation and Training Services Request for Proposal (RFP 1600000022) has been awarded to two vendors. The vendors will provide services statewide on behalf of the Commonwealth’s Office of Broadband Outreach and Development.

Webinars

To help communities and providers prepare for expanded broadband, project staff recently worked with CTC Technology and Energy to offer a series of free webinars on a variety of broadband topics. While the webinars have been completed you can view them below.  

​Community planning webinar: Best Practices for Getting Your Community Fiber-Ready

Presenter: Joanne Hovis, President, CTC Technology and Energy
Broadband has become a critical infrastructure for communities in the 21st century and high quality broadband services, whether wireline or wireless, require wired infrastructure in the form of fiber optics. This webinar will address how you can get your community “fiber-ready.”  It will cover best practices used by localities to facilitate construction of fiber-based networks through a range of technical and process strategies, regardless of whether the network is built by a private partner or by the community itself. Webinar 2015-9-24

Powerpoint available here

Survey of Federal Funding for Broadband

Deploying fiber rich infrastructures in local communities is an expensive proposition and meeting those costs often requires a variety of creative applications. This webinar will cover the range of often unknown federal funding options available for local community broadband projects using a variety of creative approaches, from serving your schools to partnering with rural healthcare establishments and how to uncover resources in your community that can serve as assets in funding applications. Webinar 2015-10-15

Powerpoint available here 

Broadband Business Planning: Understanding the Broadband Market and How to Address it

What are the demographic and resource values in your community and region that make it a valuable broadband market? How do you assess community demand for specific broadband services and applications, and the actual availability of broadband services to meet that demand? This webinar will simplify the seemingly complex broadband business planning process and will provide a clear path on how to understand your local broadband market and how to utilize it to meet local needs. Webinar 2015-10-26

Powerpoint available here

Broadband Technologies: Understanding the Full range of Technical Options and Opportunities

Not all broadband technologies are created equal. Broadband is a loose term that can be applied to a range of different technologies—each of which offers different capabilities and limitations, each with a wide range of speeds and reliability characteristics. This webinar will cover the full range of technical options and opportunities available for deploying broadband services and will importantly emphasize each ones advantages and disadvantages, and scalability to meet future demands. Webinar 2015-11-5

Powerpoint available here

An Introduction to Broadband Planning: How to build stakeholder involvement in your region

From commerce, education, healthcare and government services, the demand for more advanced, reliable, and affordable broadband is challenging local communities to develop effective strategies for connecting their citizens, businesses, and institutions. This webinar will provide an introduction to broadband planning, and will cover among other aspects, how to identify public sector, businesses, industrial and other organizational resources and to build stakeholder involvement in your region. Webinar 2015-11-24   

Powerpoint available here

Broadband planning for electric utilities: funding strategies, business options and technical considerations.

Kentucky’s diverse demographic and geographic characteristics place its local electric utilities in a key position to respond to significant unmet broadband needs in the state. This webinar will address the broadband planning needs from the perspective of local electric utilities, and will cover funding strategies, business options and technical considerations in light of the unique resources local electric utilities possess. Webinar 2015-12-17

Powerpoint available here