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Cenic "One Gigabit or Bust Initiative: A Broadband Vision for California" by Gartner May 2003

Cenic "One Gigabit or Bust Initiative: A Broadband Vision for California" by Gartner May 2003

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A report by Gartner funded by CENIC for a broadband vision for California. May 2003
A report by Gartner funded by CENIC for a broadband vision for California. May 2003

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M A Y
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ONE GIGABIT OR BUST
INITIATIVE
ABROADBANDVISIONFORCALIFORNIA
 
Entire contents © 2003 Gartner, Inc. All rights reserved.Reproduction of this publication in any form without priorwritten permission is forbidden. The information containedherein has been obtained from sources believed to bereliable. Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy,completeness or adequacy of such information. Gartnershall have no liability for errors, omissions or inadequaciesin the information contained herein or for interpretationsthereof. The reader assumes sole responsibility for theselection of these materials to achieve its intended results.The opinions expressed herein are subject to change with-out notice.Gartner and CENIC thank the CENIC Next GenerationInternet Steering Committee members as well as theproject interviewees for taking the time to express theiropinions and concerns.CENIC also acknowledges the ongoing support it receivesfrom the California Technology, Trade and CommerceAgency.Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendationsexpressed in this publication are those of the author(s) anddo not necessarily reflect the views of the State of California.
Report Objectives
This report has been commissioned by the Corpora-tion for Education Network Initiatives in California(CENIC). CENIC is a not-for-profit corporationthat serves the networking needs of all of California’seducational entities, from K–12 to the researchuniversities.The State of California has awarded a grant toCENIC to focus on speeding one-gigabit broadbandto all Californians by 2010, or, in California short-hand, One Gigabit or Bust
. CENIC engagedGartner to evaluate the economic potential of anacceleration of next generation broadband deploy-ment in California. In addition, Gartner was asked tointerview many of the top broadband thinkers, policymakers and consumer advocates within Californiaand throughout the United States with a view towardunderstanding the opportunities and challenges anext generation broadband initiative in Californiamight face.The specific objectives of this report are to:Estimate the economic benefit to the stateScope the project in terms of what needsto be doneOutline the important items to be consideredin strategy formalizationIdentify the next steps to be undertaken
For More Information
Tom West, CENIC562-346-2280
twest@cenic.org
www.cenic.orgMark E. Gilbert, Gartner Consulting818-710-5928
Fx: 818-710-1467Mark.E.Gilbert@gartner.com
To request additional copies of this report, send email to editor@cenic.org.
 
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Table of Contents
A Call To Action........................................................................................................................1A.Executive Summary................................................................................................................2B.Introduction..............................................................................................................................4
The Methodology..................................................................................................................................4Specific Study Objectives......................................................................................................................4
C.The Broadband Opportunity..................................................................................................6
Definitions of Broadband
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Today's and Next Generation......................................................................6Who Wants High-Speed Data Services?..................................................................................................9How California Compares....................................................................................................................10A Broadband Revolution......................................................................................................................11
D.Potential Economic Opportunity of Ubiquitous Broadband Utilization..........................18
Gartner's View of Potential Broadband Economic Impact......................................................................19A $376 Billion Opportunity for California............................................................................................21
E.The Broadband Obstacles......................................................................................................24
Developing a Clear Vision on How to Drive Ubiquity..........................................................................24Dichotomy of Interests........................................................................................................................25Other Obstacles..................................................................................................................................28Mythological Obstacles........................................................................................................................32
F.Broadband Leadership and Organizational Roles
A Recommendation..........................36
The Search for Next Generation Broadband Leadership........................................................................36Role of Policy Makers/Legislators........................................................................................................37Role of Municipalities..........................................................................................................................38Role of Education................................................................................................................................40Role of Industry..................................................................................................................................40
G.Broadband Regulatory Environment and Recommendations..........................................42
National Telecommunications Policy at a Stalemate..............................................................................42Is There a Role for the CPUC?............................................................................................................43
H.Who Pays
A Recommendation..........................................................................................45I.Next Steps..............................................................................................................................46
California Has a Choice
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Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way............................................................47

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