I am willing to pay for night out downtown Indy. We can all meet up, eat and talk business.
It hasn’t been done in a while. I don’t want to be the point man just the finance man. Maybe some can organize this and we can all chat about local and national issues. Tyson Burris, President Internet Communications Inc. 739 Commerce Dr.<x-apple-data-detectors://1/1> Franklin, IN 46131<x-apple-data-detectors://1/1> 317-738-0320<tel:317-738-0320> Daytime # 317-412-1540<tel:317-412-1540> Cell/Direct # Online: www.surfici.net VIA WIRELESS On Mar 13, 2018, at 8:31 PM, Randy Ballinger <ra...@walnutcreekgolf.com<mailto:ra...@walnutcreekgolf.com>> wrote: Hi Tyson, This has real promise, however the telcos have the ear of the legislators right now. We need to get the summer study committee to our cage in Henry Street and get all of our numbers in order and our stories ready so that we can make our case soon. We all know that we can do it better with less money from the state than the telcos can. They need to understand that it is all about roof tops. Any business case will justify ROI but instead of ROI of Indy and working out many of us are starting with a population center of 1000 to 5000 and working out. We will get to the very rural areas sooner! Tyson please keep us informed of what you hear. I am a little bit behind with the past couple of weeks out of town. We brought our Representative to see our location and we all need to do that but getting the ear of the summer study committee is paramount to our cause. Thanks for the info Tyson. Randy Connecting people Randy Ballinger On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 6:56 PM, ORI.NET<http://ORI.NET> - Scott LePere <sc...@staff.ori.net<mailto:sc...@staff.ori.net>> wrote: Keep an eye out for this. it could be an avenue for WISP’s to get State money for rural broadband. Bill Status – 2nd reading – 2nd house Looks like it is proceeding but I’m not sure how many hurdles come after 2nd reading 2nd house the qualifications…. ISP that serviced at least 100 customers for 3 consecutive years Ability to prove funding for the proposed buildout, I believe funding for 20+% would be needed Ability to provide at minimum 10Mbps and 25Mbps maximum Prove the area doesn’t have 10Mbps available now HB 1065 High Speed Internet Service This legislation was amended this week to establish a grant program for internet service providers to request assistance in expanding broadband services to unserved areas. The Office of Community and Rural Affairs will administer this grant program and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation will create a map detailing areas of the state which do not have at least one provider offering internet service at the speed defined by code. While there is a base amount of funding for the grant in this session, the full funding of the program will be considered next session when the state budget is created. This legislation would be the first direct grant program to service providers by the state to directly assist buildout of the state broadband system. Sincerely, Scott LePere On-Ramp Indiana, Inc. 859 Conner Street Noblesville, IN 46060 317.774.2100<tel:(317)%20774-2100> supp...@ori.net<mailto:supp...@ori.net> Internet Access, IT Consulting, VoIP & Cloud Services! _______________________________________________ Indiana mailing list Indiana@wispa.org<mailto:Indiana@wispa.org> http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/indiana _______________________________________________ Indiana mailing list Indiana@wispa.org<mailto:Indiana@wispa.org> http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/indiana
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