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Google Broadband for Albuquerque

Help Albuquerque be part of Google's 'ultra high speed' broadband pilot project.

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City Works Route 66 Angle 2 Replies

From the NM Biz Journal:City officials are discussing the term “Google 66,” an homage to Route 66, which runs through Albuquerque. But this would be an information superhighway, said John Garcia,…Continue

Started by Mark. Last reply by Eric Renz-Whitmore Mar 24, 2010.

Additional reasons why you believe that Google should select your community for this project: 3 Replies

Let's share them here. Continue

Started by someone else. Last reply by Ben Roberts Mar 23, 2010.

What is Google Fiber for Communities?

What is Google Fiber for Communities?Google is planning to launch an experiment that we hope will make Internet access better and…Continue

Tags: high, speed, broadband, project, rfi

Started by Mark Feb 26, 2010.

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Comment by Eric Renz-Whitmore on February 12, 2010 at 12:44pm
Let's make this happen!
Comment by Eric Renz-Whitmore on February 12, 2010 at 1:47pm
for what it's worth... if you're going to tweet about this, how about #connectabq (that'd include the other broadband initiatives as well).
Comment by someone else on February 12, 2010 at 2:49pm
Here are the questions asked of Local Government's:
(I am leaving out the general demographic questions (and questions about terrain):
In this section, we ask you to share how your community would work with Google to enable us to proceed quickly and effectively.

Are you, the local government, willing to appoint an individual to serve as a single point of contact (1)? *
Yes No
If so, please describe the responsibilities and authority that this individual will have:

Describe any current or planned programs in your community to accelerate and expand adoption and use of broadband Internet access:

Additional reasons why you believe that Google should select your community for this project:

Please provide a web link to any additional information you wish us to consider. Submissions using Google Maps or YouTube are encouraged:

4. Your community's support

* Required fields

Have you performed any outreach, study, or analysis regarding support in your community for this type of trial? *
Yes No
Describe how you ascertained or plan to ascertain the level of community support for this project (e.g., surveys, public hearings, meetings with community groups, etc.):

Please describe your community's level of support for this project:

Please briefly summarize any additional comments or suggestions you would like to make to Google on behalf of your community:

5. Facilities and resources

* Required fields

Deployment of a community-wide FTTH network will require Google to work closely with local government entities and other organizations. Google seeks to identify resources owned by the community that may assist in the rapid, smooth deployment of a residential fiber optic network. In this section, we ask you to share information about particular facilities and assets within the community that may be used or affected as part of such a facilities deployment, particularly those owned by the local government.

Please respond as completely and accurately as possible.

Please identify the entities, including units of the local government, that own or control utility poles in your community:

Entity name:
Number of poles owned or controlled:
Annual rate per pole for pole attachment:

by telecommunications carriers ($):
Annual rate per pole for pole attachment:

by telecommunications carriers ($):
by cable system operators ($):
by Internet access providers ($):

If the local government will make its own poles available for attachments by Google, please estimate the number of days to complete the following steps, assuming full cooperation from Google:

Negotiation of a master pole attachment agreement:
Issuance of permits for individual attachments:
Developing specifications for make-ready work:
Completing make ready work:
If a unit of your local government has access to poles owned or controlled by third parties that it could make available to Google, please provide the following information:

Number of poles:
Entity or entities that own or control the poles:
Rate that you would charge Google ($) per pole per year:
Describe any restrictions on your right to make such poles available to Google:
Please identify any state or local laws, ordinances, rules, or other legal measures that govern access and rates for attachment:
Please provide contact information for any entities named above:
Please identify the entities, including units of local government, that own or control utility conduits in your community:

Entity name:
Linear feet of conduit owned or controlled:
Annual rate per foot for conduit use:

by telecommunications carriers ($):
by cable system operators ($):
by Internet access providers ($):
If the local government will make its own conduits available for use by Google, please estimate the number of days to complete the following steps, assuming full cooperation from Google:

Negotiation of a master conduit agreement:
Issuance of permits:
If a unit of your local government has access to conduit owned or controlled by third parties that it could make available to Google, please provide the following information:
Linear feet:
Entity or entities that own or control the conduit:
Rate that you would charge Google ($) per linear foot per year:
Describe any restrictions on your right to make such conduit available to Google:
Please identify local laws, ordinances, rules, or other legal measures that govern access rights and rates for conduit use:
Please provide contact information for any entity named above:
Public rights of way:
Does your local government directly control and administer the use of all public rights of way within its jurisdiction?
Describe any other entities that control and administer the use of the public rights of way in your community:
With respect to your processes for managing access to public rights-of-way, please estimate the number of days to complete the following steps, assuming full cooperation from Google:

Negotiation, approval, and issuance of a master right-of-way agreement:
Issuance of construction permits:
Post-construction inspections and approvals:
Please indicate the amount or method of calculating all fees and charges for use of the public rights-of-way, including the following (if applicable):

Application fees:
Linear foot (or other) usage fees:
Inspection fees:
Other fees or charges:
Community sensitivities and policies:
Please describe any historical districts or other culturally or environmentally sensitive areas: *
Please describe your undergrounding plans and policies, if any: *
Please identify unique ordinances, rules, policy statements, and other legal measures specific to your community that Google would have to comply in developing a fiber project:
Has your community worked with, studied, or evaluated the following types of construction methods for fiber to the home networks:
Aerial Trenching Boring Micro-trenching Plow Rock saw Other None
Check approved methods of construction for your community: *
Aerial Trenching Boring Micro-trenching Plow Rock saw Other None
Are there other construction methods that are approved for use in construction of fiber to the home or other telecommunications networks in your community? If so, please list them below:
Please describe local business obligations and taxes/fees, if any, that would apply to Google if this project went forward in your community:
Comment by someone else on February 12, 2010 at 3:04pm
#connectabq - Good idea, Eric.
Comment by Eric Renz-Whitmore on February 12, 2010 at 4:54pm
hey, nice image :)
Comment by someone else on February 12, 2010 at 5:24pm
So, we really need this to be a priority for the city. Our Council and Mayor need to realize the economic development that comes along with having some of the fastest broadband access in the country.

How do we get the city to put together a great response to the RFI?

How do we encourage them to make the the answer 'yes, with high level authority' to questions like, "Are you, the local government, willing to appoint an individual to serve as a single point of contact?"
Comment by Jack Moffitt on February 12, 2010 at 8:25pm
Those supercomputers need superbandwidth, no? :)
Comment by Gabe Ortiz on February 13, 2010 at 12:12pm
The supercomputers are mostly on LambdaRail, I think we've got an Internet2 drop here as well. But it would be really great if we could bridge the bandwidth gap between academic and military technology resources and what commercial and consumer folks here have access to.

I encourage everyone to contact the Mayor's office and tell him why we need to submit the RFI to Google. http://www.cabq.gov/mayor/how-can-we-help
Comment by Gabe Ortiz on February 13, 2010 at 12:20pm
Here's what I just sent:

As you may already be aware, Google plans to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Their networks will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today, over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. This is approximately 60 times faster than the highest speed residential broadband connection available in Albuquerque. The impact this would have on the local economy is difficult to overstate. It would attract thousands of tech-savvy entrepreneurs, software developers and businessmen to our city and completely revitalize our local economy. I strongly urge you to make this a priority for our city. The cost to taxpayers is virtually non-existent and the benefits are immense.

Thank you very much,
Gabriel Ortiz
Comment by Eric Renz-Whitmore on February 13, 2010 at 1:29pm
FYI,

One of the participants at the other day's NMTC talk on Broadband was Andrea Quijada w/ the NM Media Literacy Project (http://www.nmmlp.org/). They're having a “Show Your Love for Broadband” Campaign press conference Monday at noon that might be of interest. More info at: http://www.nmmlp.org/digital_inclusion/Press_conference_2010_Feb.html

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