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"national telecommunications information administration" Discussed on WTVN
"And this week we're talking rural broadband with Tom Reed, Broadband consultant with re consulting group. And generous director of state policy with Ohio Farm Bureau and Jenna I mentioned earlier this hour about the Ohio Broadband expansion program. What does that entail? That is a program that was enacted by House Bill two, which Ohio Farm Bureau was a major proponent of but it created this program and then the state budget passed a few months later and funded it at the $250 million that I referenced earlier, but basically it creates cost sharing between the state and Internet service providers to connect these areas, specifically residential areas to Internet access. Tom, one of the biggest investments, if not the biggest in Ohio, as far as broadband concerned, What are your thoughts on what's been done on that front? As of late broadband, Ohio and Peter Voter Berg's group. They've just done a tremendous job, very small staff of standing that program up in really record time, so the first cycle of applications for that program the process will close on November eight. And I expect they'll start awarding as fast as they can. After that. There's a challenge process and things like that. But broadband, Ohio has moved very quickly to stand that program up. So we're excited about that opportunity. Then there's additional money at the federal level. You know that infrastructure package that is winding its way through Congress. It's got about $42 billion for broadband. And we think the problem nationwide is about 130 billion, So 42 is not going to get us all the way there, but it's certainly a great start the state of Ohio's commitment of 250 million again, It's not going to get us all the way to the finish line, but again really important commitment to solving this problem. You mentioned Tom at the start of the show about the haves and have nots. And for those listening, it might seem pretty cut and dry as to who has broadband access and who doesn't but really in your job and what you're seeing. It all depends on who creates the map. Talk about that a little bit and how there's more to meet the eye. Then who doesn't who does have access to Internet access? The mapping has been extremely controversial for years that people have been criticizing the maps of tests he publishes. I call the FCC process trust but never verify, So they just take whatever carrier says So, Yeah, that must be you What is true, despite the fact that advocacy groups have repeatedly shown that the data that carriers are submitted, the SEC is incorrect. And we filed a number of files like briefs like that ourselves to the FCC, pointing out how bad their maps are, and so it was really a big breakthrough and innovate. Ohio decided to license this nuclear data. Because the speed test data gives us ground truth. This is the experience of millions of consumers in Ohio with their broadband. We never had that before, So that is the big step for us as being able to say no, This is actually what's happening in Ohio, And this is a process that has been endorsed by the White House. So the White House with the M P I, A the National Telecommunications Information Administration. They released their own national map, and they also used speed test data in their mapping. So what we're doing is not at all an outlier. We say the problems about four times worse than what the FCC says. Microsoft has their own methodology. They say the problem is 15 times worse than what the FCC says So we're kind of in the sweet spot there in the middle of middle of the road in terms of how bad we think the problem is, it's still very significant and much worse than what the FCC says. To give our Ohio listeners an example of what what Tom means by bad mapping and totally correct me if I'm wrong, But for instance, a cell phone carrier would say, Hey, we are here's our maps, and here's all the areas we cover, and a lot of them are based on one person that they cover in one census block and then the whole area is marked as covered so That's that's what we're talking about. When we're saying bad mapping. Yeah, my my poster child community for this is Ames Ville, Ohio. It's a small farming town in Athens, Ohio. Really charming place with a number of businesses that are still thriving. They're trying to thrive without broadband. According to the maps. They have really good broadband services. They're, um everyone would expect that their landline telephones work, and according to the SCC maps, they have good mobile services, but they don't have any of that. There are no mobile signals that you can reach in Ames Ville even standing outside waving the phone in the air. You can get zero bars in Ames. Phil, There is no broadband. The name cell, and they are constantly dealing with telephone allergies where the landline telephones no longer work. So we're really taking these people back to the 19 thirties in terms of their technological capability for communications, and I don't think many people understand that. There are a lot of places like this in America, where there's just nothing. Now because the copper is decrepit, so even old phone lines don't work, and it's really a problem. We have to fix. I want to talk about a couple of things as far as the social aspect of rural broadband, and we'll talk about health care in a bit, But Tom, I want to start with you and economics, not just the $250 million going to rural broadband. But what could happen if we get more small businesses online get more smaller communities online. What would that mean for the economy of Ohio as a whole? Those a number of studies that show the economic impact of broadband. I look at the International telecommunications union every couple of years. They refresh their study of the impact of broadband. It's a tremendous impact. It would really pay for itself in increased tax revenues because will increase productivity, increased household income lift a lot of people out of poverty. And as a result, you end up with more tax revenues can actually pay for all the investment required to solve this problem in about seven years, based on increased tax revenues, let alone the social inequity issues that we'd be addressing tremendously positive picture. It's really a no brainer in terms of investing public funds to make this happen. And Jenna. You and I are on the front lines of mental health and agriculture. And it's so important that that telehealth aspect in rural Ohio has really come to light because of what happened over the last 18 months. Broadband's important for that as well. Yeah, I think most people would say.
"national telecommunications information administration" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"You are listening to ground zero. So back in September, we were discussing how the Department of Homeland Security Started talking about the darkness, winter and the darkest winter scenario for them. Was if bad actors were to attack our infrastructure through a cyber attack. Now that this thing is many systems vulnerable. And if that were to happen, you could just imagine the chaos. Now that we have these winter storms happenings, big ones. He's forced one place storms. We talked about when we did the Geo engineering show a few days back. Yeah. Back in September. We were concerned about a cyber attack. And how it would impact the country and we even speculated okay, we weigh speculated. These hacks. Could affect the election. He could invalidate the vote. All right. If you recall at the time Microsoft Services Major medical chain shipping services and 911 centers. Shut down because of cyber attacks, which prompted NATO. Make a statement of warning to anyone who attacks the NATO member country they would face consequences for their actions. Whatever was going on. It was important for NATO to make a statement, but not enough to make have the mainstream news make a statement about Tax and cyber security problems and the election. So After the show we did back in September. There were a few spots that were being attacked even after we talked about the major ones. And while these were important stories, we felt the mainstream media were more interested in reporting the body counts from covered 19 and attacking President Trump instead of noticing. Weeks before the election. We were seeing attacks from both North Korea around China and Russia so two days ago Two days ago, there was another attack. It opens some doors for speculation on why the mainstream media was mom. About the many attacks were happening in United States prior to the election. Devastating cyber security attack targeting major ranches. U. S government What an untold number of Americans, agencies of government secrets at risk of compromise the Attackers. Which, of course immediately. We say well was tied to the Russian government. In fact, I think they were saying the Russian government is behind again. Russia, Russia, Russia. They're saying The Russian government or or that actors posing or scooping is the Russian doll, which brings up the idea of false flag allegation. They penetrated federal computer systems. Through a popular piece of server software offered through a company called Solar winds. The threat apparently came from the same cyber espionage campaign. But it's it's like a cyber security firm called Fire. I foreign governments of major corporations in the FBI they're all investigating right now. So the system We're talking about here is used by hundreds of thousands of organizations globally, including most fortune 500 companies. Had multiple U. S federal agencies which will now be scrambling. Batch of their networks. The Attackers planted malware. Computer networks. After using what fire I CEO Kevin Mandia called a quote novel combination of techniques. Not witnessed by us or any partners in the past. Now going back to Monday, solar winds confirmed. Their flagship network management software, or Ryan. Was the target of an international cyber espionage operation, which the Washington Post pin on government back. Russian hackers again Russia, Russia, Russia They allegedly inserted malicious code. Into a Ryan software updates, and then they pushed it out to about 18,000. Different computers. So the malicious update said between March and June, remember back in March, we first approached this between watching June We start these. These updates. Went on, and we're all of course, hunkering down the women. The first one, the corona virus infections were gonna take us down but see. That was the perfect timing. For a perfect storm. Not only were we dealing with storms in the future with the Atlantic nor'easter, which we said would happen during this winter, a big one. We also said that this would be the perfect storm for a cyber attack or cyber attack scenario. It could certainly invalidate the election. If anyone was to look at the hacking situation. What would go on here? But again, it just sounds like you know, I I know how cliche It would sound to say, Well, you know, the election was hacked. Okay, because you know against Donald Trump in trouble. But it is really a legend was the election was rigged or fraudulent or whatever. So by September Well, your first talking about the cyber sign post is what we call them. In September. Systems all over the country. Were failing and they were being happy. And this is only started reporting about the dangers that we were seeing ahead. But if this was going to continue, there would be a major event, a black swan event of some kind. It would it would basically a deal in cyber security, cyber security threats. Kim Paretti, who co chairs Atlanta based law firm Alston and Bird Cyber Security preparedness. He says that His response teams. He claimed that assessing the damage Would be difficult. It's a she. I'm sorry. She Kim said that assessing the damage Of any cyber attack would be difficult finding the culprits. Would be difficult because of course, you know, spoofing takes place. I mean, this is what it was like this when she said to. I believe it was The Associated Press, she said. We may not know the true impact. All these cyber attacks for many months, if not more, if not ever. Now. Included in these breaches. Where the U S Treasury Department. The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications Information Administration and A few other government agencies that you know. But aren't named. OK S O Reuters Reuters, the group the reports the news. They reported that Multiple criminals. Have offered to sell access to solar winds computers through underground forums. At least two researchers who separately had access to this form say that this is in the making right now that they want to sell. Basically the information That they gleaned from these attacks. They reported that Mark Arena was the chief executive of cybercrime. Intelligence. Intel 4 31. He says that Those offering claimed access over the exploit form in 2017 was known as ever epics MSP, and they're wanted by the FBI for quote involvement in several high profile incidents. Arena informed the company's clients which include U. S law enforcement agencies that this was the case. So, according to the report. You know, there was there was, AH, week password. Stolen access. Is considered. I think it.
"national telecommunications information administration" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And if one house in a neighborhood has conductivity, they count the whole neighborhood things like that. Or things where they say fibers available here and you'll look at it and I'm still looking for some in some major area. You just can't find him. And then you get to my biggest gripe and you just move. So you know about this firsthand, and that is when you're talking about your real estate agent who's got the MLS listing in front of her and you say, I want to talk about broad man. You might as well say now we're going to change the Swahili. And very There's very little information. You know those? Oh yes, it's connected and you'll say, Well, you know, if all that's available is cable, I want to know what the note is on this block because no to notice such a difference. You can't find this. I mean, short of and maybe you did this. Of course you knew you had. You know if I knew I had fireside be a happy camper. But you know, if if you don't have that opportunity, you practically have to, you know, get service in and pitch a tent for a month to find out. What is any movement toward integrating this information with real estate listings? Well, but my take is that again. We've seen huge progress on the data and map in front as well as a increased appreciation of the value. Fiber of the home at 7%, on average to the value of the property, and and I have seen progress rally where realtors understand that in a much greater level than they did even Five years ago. And so I do see progress on that. Now you're kind of getting to the next level. You got it. Good technical chops here, Rollie In terms of thinking about all of the The thie aspect that the latent see that you know that the Ping Ping Steve and look, I wrote, I wrote a piece on broadband math will not be happy that then to you and you know, linked to our posts to basically said Look, Broadband maps are a mess. So how do we improve him? How do we get out of this corps? And I think part of it is conceptually thinking about maps are trying to do a lot of things to a lot of people and the reason there's some talking There's some back talk. If you will, or cross talk is that sometimes people say what we want map so that we can figure out where to subsidize Robin and that's a very important purpose of a broadband. Matthews I think you mentioned is the top of this programme. There's there's an auction coming up and broadband mapping has come up as part of that auction. But there's other reasons to do mapping to There's reasons to keep to keep tabs on the promises of providers. Are they living up to their down and upstream speech? There's a very important reasons to do maps. In order to know where the fiber is, yes, so that a competitive entrant can tap into those. Those are very important reasons that that aren't often appreciated. Whyyou need rather maps and they change your approach. I'm just way think this census block is covered to know. Show me where the actual five routes are and where I can connect in. Those are the important pieces of data that I need. They are, and I would love a map for virtually every city like you. You'll get the ads that gigabit is available in Chicago. And, you know, of course, you immediately get the down speed and all that. And they say, check to see if your address qualifies. No, I want a map. I want to be able to look, Maybe it's not my address I want to know about. Maybe it's across town or what have you Are there any reliable maps across the country for this? This is this is an area where you see different people building maps with again different motivations from sometimes a lot of maps are being built up on their proprietary and there, you know, you know, like showing where No coverage is or isn't or showing where fiber routes are art From a public mapping perspective, various organizations and entities are building data repository on top of the FCC data collection. Broadband now is a great example that they've they've been building the data set where they they show at at a very granular level. Which providers are offering services and what what you can you know how you could get that that access in this thiss neighborhood, but something that combines it all I know It's still a bit of a work in progress. I think that particularly if we have you know, different FCC or different National Telecommunications Information Administration, a za results of the elections will have an opportunity to Come back and say, What do we need to do to make sure we do this right? We get the maps. We improve the maps. We make them available. And look, Robin really is isn't and shouldn't be a partisan issue. When when I was running the broadband Illinois program, and I should mention we should talk. At least these briefly. Rollie about Some of the very, very good things that have happened the last couple of years in Illinois in building out this new capacity for broadband. Equity and grant that is really part of the discussion now, in a way that they said that it wasn't before. We're we're seeing from some great work coming out of the Connect Illinois office of the Department of Commerce, Economic Opportunity on DH Again. I come back to you. Is long as you can show people the way what the resource is you need. These are solvable problem. I don't want people to leave this show thinking. You know, the big guys with big guns have got this locked down there and they're going to make it so hard for you. Yes, it is going to be hard. But there are ways to crack this puzzle. And you know the other thing I do besides running Broadband breakfast that serves as a community is I'm an attorney, and I help communities and companies that want to work in collaboration with communities say, Hey, what are the steps that I need to take to get a broadband network to solve the rights of way problems, toe access the federal funds and in an auction or grant And to say no, Let's solve this problem because we need as you said, we need this kind of network and capacity and your community is.
"national telecommunications information administration" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Traffic was real nice yesterday afternoon and this morning it took me twenty usually takes me forty five minutes to get home it took me twenty five thirty yesterday it will it hasn't lightened up for me yeah okay I'm on the corona virus to tens and it's been nice got in today nice and early her own is not even on the two tennis US seventy one right all right so the World Health Organization is officially declared corona virus a pandemic we have been repeatedly telling people it's flatten the curve which means let's not panic but let's take precautions just make sure that we're trying to get the the truly sick people in the hospital who we're gonna need it one of the things that has happened of course is we've seen a lot of colleges and universities said that they're gonna take their classes online this is going to be interesting because a new FCC report released this week insists there's there's nothing wrong or I should say very little wrong with the broadband industry however however we have seen incredible problems with broadband this this FCC report by the way can I just pull the car over really quick this topic reminds me of communications at Chico state where my eyes were glazed over for like an entire class I know wired broadband because it's also about telecom act of nineteen ninety six I remember that specifically yes the other one was the communications act of nineteen thirty four I believe it is good lord the the there are massive problems just think about what goes on on in a normal decker festers name was Jennifer something and I remember thinking how unimpressed by story all about was the name Jennifer yes George Benson was my guy I had a class with him but I think he was on his way out by the time I go there he was on his way out when I was there now they're saying that the report from the number of Americans who lack access to fixed broadband has fallen so there's only about twenty one million people who do not have access to fixed broadband in the United States so twenty one out of three hundred and thirty million is pretty good in terms of making sure that most people have access the problem is their depth definition of broadband is now twenty five megabits per second downstream that's not very fast I mean you consider that a lot of the companies that are available here in southern California our advertising one hundred make up three hundred megabits per second even now they're talking about five G. with one gig per second downstream Gigi zone is a former FCC lawyer and she says that the telecom industry has routinely lobbied against efforts to improve broadband mapping which would basically highlights the industry's issues and they've lobbied against it so they have not put a big spotlight on these issues and she says how can the FCC purport to determine whether broadband is being deployed all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion when it's and just about any every other interested policymaker have declared that the data is flawed it can't she says more corruption so the FCC report says the twenty one million people don't have service to broadband there was a different study that shows that forty two million don't have access to broadband that would double what the estimate is from the FCC and if you just take New York City alone New York City the eighteen million people whatever it is in New York City alone one point five million people do not have access to a broadband connection of any kind at home whether it's over cellular or via a cable internet whatever it is and when you ask the government why that give the government the FCC sometimes says that it's that people don't want it or that people don't see the point of getting a broadband connection that was a survey from the national telecommunications information administration fifty five percent of Americans without broadband say they didn't see the need for but there's a whole organization out there is a whole group of people who suggests that the reason that the telecom industry wants this conversation on access and education is that our price is that knowledge in that there would be a competition problem might result in somebody actually trying to introduce competition into our access to broadband and this is going to be unprecedented this test of our system is going to be unprecedented because if you see what happened in China with sixty million people if you see what happened in the or what's going to happen in Italy there are tests of sixty million people not being allowed to go to work on a regular basis that trying to do basic commerce online trying to stay entertained for the weeks that these quarantines are gonna last and to do it all online is going to show just how weak our infrastructure is when it comes to broadband access like this well looks like the warriors are the latest team going to be playing their home games without fans for the foreseeable future because of corona virus nobody cares the warriors have won fifteen games this season they are not the old warriors their huts they are not also it looks like the giants have cancelled their exhibition games up there in San Francisco or at least they're not gonna have them add to whatever that is oracle or this pac bell I don't remember the name of oracle they have an exhibition game against the athletics scheduled for March twenty fourth which I believe is it Tuesday and they were going to switch off they were gonna play at oracle park on Tuesday and then I think in Oakland on Wednesday this thing's gonna piss me off if I can't go to games you're not going to this is the beginning we're seeing the beginning of all of this and I wouldn't be surprised if those teams that are in Arizona are released those on the west coast if you got the mariners Padres Dodgers angels giants ace they'll stay in Arizona I think and play those games there which means that my vacation is not I feel like this so your baseball camp is at the facility that the giants use during spring training yes and if they're canceling their exhibition games in the bay area my assumption is they would just stay in Scottsdale yeah and I am not sure in that field now you shouldn't have to well like I said if you do if it does get canceled you can do the show which is exciting yes and you can come in here in your outfit you will wear my uniform or uniform and then after the show we can go out to one of those Burbank a ball fields and all of throw you some pitches are you some balls you can feel some grounders I'm not paying for it no I'll just do it out of the goodness of my heart mmhm I can throw a good twenty miles an hour you could do better not you think so I think you could we'll find out your continued just a moment Layla Mohammed has an update the Drug Enforcement Administration has taken down a member of a major drug cartel who lives in Compton they've done surveillance.