Archive for the ‘Policy’ Category

Template to oppose BCCB budget provisions (BCCB)

06/10/2011 Policy by j.smith

Subject: PLEASE Remove Sections 23-26 from the UW System Budget Bill Unintended Consequences of $32M BCCB Grant Elimination in UW System Budget Bill Dear ——– (Sen/Rep/Gov ——): There are serious unintended consequences of $32M BCCB grant elimination in UW System budget bill that will be debated next week. As stated above, BadgerNet is NOT affordable […]

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What will killing the BCCB grants cost WI?

06/10/2011 Policy by j.smith

How the BCCB broadband project saves money locally: • This grant-funded project saves public and civic organizations such as schools, libraries, and hospitals served by this grant an average of $46,500 per year, per institution in operating costs. • When looking just at governmental facilities (state and local) in our demonstration communities alone, this grant […]

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The Proposal would reduce the University to a Third-World Player in the Global Race for Research Leadership.

06/10/2011 Policy by j.smith

Internet2: The Proposal would reduce the University to a Third-World Player in the Global Race for Research Leadership.

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Julie’s Story

06/08/2011 Policy by j.smith

From: Julie Clark Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 02:50 PM To: Rep.Larson@legis.wisconsin.gov Cc: Deanne Rubenzer Subject: Broadband in rural Wisconsin – Joint Finance budget actions Please take another look at the UW systems budget bill, in specific Sections 23-26.  Removing the funding for  WiscNet will have significant consequences.   Broadband internet is essential to doing  business.  […]

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High Fiber: Excellent video on broadband

06/03/2011 Policy, Rural Broadband by j.smith

This is a story about capitalism, competition, dynamism and innovation in what is arguably the most important industry of the 21st century. Old-fashioned American values, right? Then why are we being left so far behind?

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