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BroadbandUSA Newsletter July 2019

Mon, July 01, 2019

Vol 4 | Issue 6 | July 2019

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Global Cities Team Challenge Encourages Smart Community Innovation

The Global Cities Team Challenge (GCTC) was launched by U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2014 to encourage collaboration among those building smart city/community solutions. To date, GCTC has created over 200 teams of more than 150 cities and 400 organizations working on solutions that could be deployed across multiple cities — a key component of these projects is that they are replicable and scalable. These teams will share their work at the GCTC Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Expo in Washington, D.C. on July 10-12, 2019, sponsored by the National Telecom-munications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. Community representatives and their technology innovator partners will share how they are using networked computer systems and Internet of things devices to solve community and quality of life issues and improve rural health, agriculture, building management, public safety, transportation and more. For more information, see Global City Teams Challenge Smart and Secure City Expo.


Broadband News and Updates

Federal News

State News

Public Safety / FirstNet

Federal Funding

Digital Equity

General News

Resources


Events

NTIA Events

July 10-12, 2019
The Global Cities Team Challenge (GCTC) Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Expo, co-hosted by U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), and NTIA, Washington, D.C. BroadbandUSA Speaker: Jean Rice.

July 17, 2019
BroadbandUSA Practical Broadband Conversations Webinar Series: FirstNet Deployment - Status of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern
In 2012, Congress created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to develop, build and operate a nationwide, broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect U.S. communities. FirstNet has made significant strides in delivering on this mandate. Today, nearly 7,250 agencies utilize more than 600,000 connections on the FirstNet network. In addition, over 100 devices with public safety-focused features and functions are approved and certified for use on the FirstNet network. The webinar will provide an overview of FirstNet's accomplishments to date, as well as provide insights from a first-responder network user.
Speakers:

  • Dave Buchanan, Executive Director of Public Safety Advocacy, FirstNet

  • Doug Clark, Assistant Vice President, FirstNet Program, AT&T Public Safety Solution

Moderator:

  • Scott Woods, Manager of Technical Assistance, NTIA, BroadbandUSA

Click here to register

July 31-Aug 1 2019
State Broadband Leaders Network Summer Meeting, hosted by BroadbandUSA and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City, KS

Events of Interest

July 8, 2019
Digital Equity Summit: Bridging the Learning @ Home Gap, Richmond, VA. BroadbandUSA Speaker: Karen Perry.

July 10-12, 2019
Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (GCTC-SC3) Expo, Co-hosted by NIST and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), Washington, DC

July 10, 2019
Smart Cities and Communities Leadership Forum, Washington, DC. Hosted by NTIA, NIST, NSF and DHS S&T.

July 31, 2019
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) New Mexico Regulation Rural Networks Conference, Farmington, NM. BroadbandUSA Speaker: Douglas Kinkoph.

Aug. 5 – 8, 2019
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) 2019 Legislative Summit, Nashville, TN. BroadbandUSA Attendee: Katherine Bates

Aug. 19, 2019
16th Annual Kentucky Cable and Telecommunications Conference, Lexington, KY. BroadbandUSA Speaker: Aimee Meacham

Aug. 21, 2019
Utilities Technology Council (UTC) Broadband Workshop, Kansas City, MO, BroadbandUSA speaker, Karen Perry

Aug. 28, 2019
USDA ReConnect Broadband Workshop, Independence, OR. BroadbandUSA Speaker: Karen Perry.

Aug. 28, 2019
USDA ReConnect Broadband Workshop, Madras, OR. BroadbandUSA Speaker: Karen Perry.