Nevada Broadband Action Plan Recommendations
We invite you to rank each of the following draft statewide initiatives. These ranks will be used to determine priorities for the Nevada Broadband Action Plan.

These recommendations focus on four core areas, including:
1. Implementation and Governance
2. Recommendations to Improve Broadband Infrastructure Access
3. Recommendations to Improve Broadband Adoption in Nevada
4. Recommendations to Improve Broadband Use in Nevada

Please rank each recommendation in order of importance, with a rank of one being the most important.
1.1 The State should create and fund an Office of Broadband Coordination, which will have the responsibility of overseeing implementation of the various recommendations of this state Technology Action Plan, in consultation with the Nevada State Broadband Task Force.
Mission and mandate to include: identify and help secure federal and other funding for access, adoption, and use projects (such as federal grants); establish expectations for broadband service in the state; help eliminate redundancies in state governance regarding broadband; help transition state government to VoIP and other broadband-enabled technology; develop state consortium buying policies that will facilitate broadband investment and lower costs; and, help ensure that state policy works closely with federal broadband policy initiatives, such as the Connect America Fund and Mobility Fund
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1.2 The Governor should re-charter a multi-stakeholder State Broadband Task Force, with the head of the Office of Broadband Coordination.
The Task Force should be chaired by the head of the Office of Broadband Coordination, and members of the Task Force should include the private sector from the broadband and technology industry, relevant state agencies, and local leaders. Mission and mandate to include: educate policymakers on importance of broadband to achievement of state economic and social welfare goals.
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2.1 Continue to map growth in broadband in Nevada and create more detailed broadband maps that will incorporate speed testing and validation of service speeds and map middle mile infrastructure, both lit and unlit.
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2.2 Analyze local policies and ordinances for conductivity to broadband build out.
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2.3 Improve public safety communications, include statewide deployment of an interoperable public safety broadband network, NV911 implementation, and public safety network infrastructure mapping.
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2.4 Complete a vertical assets inventory to facilitate wireless broadband build out.
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2.5 Establish a statewide dig once policy that will easily identify opportunities for joint trenching cost savings and ensure that broadband infrastructure improvements are considered alongside other infrastructure and public works projects.
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2.6 Ensure ready and cost-effective access to poles, ducts, conduits, and rights-of-way, both privately and publicly owned.
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2.7 Establish state funding or match dollars that will support broadband deployment in areas without adequate service.
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2.8 Mandate that broadband access be accounted for in planning of new residential and commercial developments.
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3.1 Develop or identify a broadband training and awareness program for small and medium businesses.
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3.2 Incorporate business and zoning information into the Nevada broadband maps, specifically to analyze business access in areas for possible economic development.
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3.3 Initiate a community computer refurbishment or recycling program.
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3.4 Host website and social media classes for local businesses.
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3.5 Connect all correctional facilities in Nevada.
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4.1 Build off the progress of the Connected program by implementing permanent, community-based technology awareness programs.
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4.2 Promote telemedicine expansion statewide, particularly in in rural areas.
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4.3 Connect all Nevada K-12 school classrooms to the Internet that will facilitate implementation of the Nevada 1:1 Digital Learning Plan and ensure readiness of Nevada schools for SEBAC.
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4.4 Establish a STEM Program for middle school students focused on programming and that utilizes mobile broadband devices.
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