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BTOP and Rural Economic Development

BTOP Rural Affinity Group Webinar

March 29, 2012

Made Possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities ProgramFunded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Made Possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities ProgramFunded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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BTOP and Rural Economic Development

WelcomeObjectivesIntroductionsPresentation 1: Paul Ludwick: NebraskaLinkPresentation 2 : Dr. John Lewis: Northern Illinois UniversityQ&APresentation 3: Bernadine Joselyn: CK Blandin FoundationPresentation 4: Dr. Bo Beaulieu: Southern Rural Development CenterQ&ANext Steps and Additional Resources

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Made Possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities ProgramFunded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Context

How is investment in broadband infrastructure and broadband adoption programs relevant to rural economic developmentHelps businesses reduce costs, expand marketsIncreases employment optionsNew businessesExpanded job opportunities for rural residents Ingredients to promote rural economic development:Marketing Partnerships/collaborations Education

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Made Possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities ProgramFunded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Webinar Objectives

Share examples of how to market and promote the networks being deployedBest practices to build and leverage partnerships with state and local stakeholdersDescribe resources available to promote rural economic development

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Made Possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities ProgramFunded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Whos in the audience?

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Made Possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities ProgramFunded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

WelcomeObjectivesIntroductionsPresentation 1: Paul Ludwick: NebraskaLinkPresentation 2: Dr. John Lewis: Northern Illinois UniversityQ&APresentation 3: Bernadine Joselyn: CK Blandin FoundationPresentation 4: Dr. Bo Beaulieu: Southern Rural Development CenterQ&ANext Steps and Additional Resources

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BTOP and Rural Economic Development

Made Possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities ProgramFunded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Paul W. Ludwick

Professional Experience:Paul is the Chief Executive Officer of NebraskaLink, LLC, a Nebraska middle-mile broadband provider that is owned by a consortium of seven Nebraska independent local exchange companies. The company supplies broadband transport and direct internet access to government, education, health-care, telecom, and enterprise customers. Prior to NebraskaLink, Paul was with Sprint Corporation for 18 years in various technical, product, marketing, and leadership positions, where he was awarded five US Patents in diverse technologies. Paul worked with Rockwell Switching and Transmission Systems divisions for 10 years in technical and management roles before moving to Sprint.Involved in telecommunication industry activities, Paul was elected to two terms on the Federal Communications Commission Interstate TRS Fund Advisory Council, where he served 4 years as Vice-Chair, and was appointed by Chairman William Kennard as a charter representative to the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee.Paul graduated from Park University with a BS in Computer Information Systems and The University of Kansas with a Master of Business Administration and has been active in community service, most recently serving eight years on the Olathe (Kansas) Board of Housing Commissioners, with four years as chairperson.Paul resides in Lincoln Nebraska with his wife Becky and daughter Brynn and has two sons, Preston and Parker.Education & Certifications:University of Kansas- Graduate School of Business, Park University

Paul W. LudwickChief Executive Officer at NebraskaLink, LLC

Contact Information:Phone: 888-893-2185

E-mail Address:Paul.Ludwick@nebraskalink.com

Made Possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities ProgramFunded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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Made Possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities ProgramFunded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Dr. John L. Lewis

Professional Experience:John has been active in university engagement activities for over 25 years, first in training teachers to teach economics and as director of the Center for Economic Education at Ball State University, and then as Executive Director of the Illinois Council for Economic Education housed at Northern Illinois University. In his current role as AVP Administration and Outreach, he has overall management responsibility for all regional economic development, new initiatives in NIU Outreach and is actively involved in universitys new initiative in neutron and proton therapy to treat cancer.John lead an NIU team that implemented a state wide economic development strategic planning process for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs in late 1990 and early 2000.Johns other experience includes completing market research studies for physician organizations and hospitals in northern Illinois, assisting hospitals in developing strategic plans, and assisting hospitals in identifying and developing agreement with strategic partners, managing the statewide economic strategic planning process for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs from1997-2002, and working with numerous communities in completing economic development strategic economic develop plans and targeted industry studies.For the past ten years, John has worked with the Rockford Register Star and the Rockford Area Economic Development Council to do a quarterly economic index of the region and to write an editorial on economic issues facing the region. John also teaches economics of health care courses for the College of Health and Human Sciences at NIU.John makes frequent speeches on the state of the economy and on the US health care delivery system.He currently manages over $90 million in federal grants for projects related to health information technology, broadband infrastructure, and proton therapy. Funding sources include the US Department of Commerce, US Department of Health and Human Sciences, and Department of Defense.Education & Certifications:Ph.D. - University of Missouri-Columbia in Economics

John L. Lewis, Ph.D.Senior Research ScholarDivision of Research and Graduate StudiesNorthern Illinois University

Contact Information:Phone: 815-753-0936

E-mail Address:jlewis@niu.edu

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Made Possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities ProgramFunded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Bernadine Joselyn

Professional Experience:Bernadine directs the CK Blandin Foundations Public Policy and Engagement program area, where she leads efforts to facilitate the building of knowledge and catalyze community action around issues and opportunities that align with the Foundations mission of strengthening rural Minnesota communities, especially the Grand Rapids area. A native of Minnesota, Bernadine spent the first 15 years of her professional life in Soviet (and then post-Soviet) Affairs. She served seven years as diplomat with the U.S. Department of State, where after an initial tour in New Delhi, India she was assigned to Moscow, Russia, and Washington, D.C., focused on the U.S.-Soviet/Russian relationship. After the collapse of the Soviet Union Bernadine left the diplomatic corps to work on international academic and cultural exchange programs with the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) and subsequently the Eurasia Foundation, where she oversaw a $5 million annual grant program. In 2000 Bernadine returned to Minnesota to complete a second masters degree in public affairs at the University of Minnesotas Humphrey Institute. She also has an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and a masters degree in international security policy and certificate in advanced studies from Columbia University.

Education: M.S. in International Security Policy from Columbia UniversityM.S. in Public Affairs from University of Minnesota

Bernadine Joselyn

Director of CK Blandin Foundations Public Policy and Engagement program

Contact Information:Phone: 218-327-8728

E-mail Address:brjoselyn@blandinfoundation.org

Made Possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities ProgramFunded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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Made Possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities ProgramFunded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Dr. Bo Beaulieu

Professional Experience:Lionel J. "Bo" Beaulieu has been director of the Southern Rural Development Center since August 1997 and also is professor of rural sociology in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University. Dr. Beaulieu's professional efforts have been devoted to social capital resource issues in the rural United States and the South; the educational success of rural youth; e-commerce and entrepreneurship development activities; and the expansion of civic engagement in rural areas. During his tenure at the SRDC, Dr. Beaulieu has introduced a number of innovative activities to the region and beyond. They include the: (1) launching of the National e-Commerce Extension Project (2) spearheading a national effort to strengthen the quality of web-based resources available to rural people (3)