Sandel, President, Sandel and Associates LLC, and Patrick McKeehan,
President, PMcK Consulting LLC addressed the Committee via teleconference
with a PowerPoint presentation regarding the draft report. Summarized in
the presentation were the gigabit pilot areas of interest, business case
for the corridor, economic impacts, general recommendations, estimated cost
projections and a high level overview of the next steps.
ensued regarding performance differences between wireless and fiber installations,
business cases and examples of economic benefits in other pilot areas,
future network flexibility, links to the Economic Development Strategy,
what is proposed in the estimated costs and the community engagement
component of the corridor pilot.