Couldn't Make It To Ammon? Event Videos Now Available

You may not have been able to get to Ammon, Idaho, to attend the official lighting ceremony of the community’s open access fiber network. Perhaps you weren’t able to watch the stream to the event either; life is demanding and sometimes we just can’t fit everything into our day. But you can still watch the event at your own pace because we’ve broken down the presentations and panels for you.

 

Deb Socia (NCC) & Jeff Christensen (EntryPoint) Introduce Ammon Mayor Dana Kirkham :

https://youtu.be/YvBTjaoPRuc?t=35m30s

 

Mayor Dana Kirkham :

https://youtu.be/YvBTjaoPRuc?t=43m46s

 

State Senator Brent Hill :

https://youtu.be/YvBTjaoPRuc?t=47m38s

 

Keynote: How Does the City of Tomorrow Get ‘Smart’? 

Glenn Ricart, Founder and CEO, US Ignite :

https://youtu.be/YvBTjaoPRuc?t=53m5s

 

Panel - How do we make ‘smart cities’ a reality?

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  • Glenn Ricart, Founder and CEO, US Ignite
  • Shawn Irvine, Economic Development Director, Independence, Oregon
  • Aarushi Sarbhai, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Utah
  • Jeff Peterson, CTO, EntryPoint Networks
  • Moderated by Deb Socia, Executive Director, Next Century Cities

https://youtu.be/YvBTjaoPRuc?t=1h14m20s

 

Bobbi-Jo Meuleman, Chief Operations Officer, Idaho Department of Commerce :

https://youtu.be/YvBTjaoPRuc?t=2h27m29s

 

Policy Discussion: Does government have a role to play? 

Christopher Mitchell, Director, Community Broadband Networks :

https://youtu.be/YvBTjaoPRuc?t=2h29m58s

Transcript Available 

 

Economic Feasibility: Is it time for a New Model?

Michael Curri, Founder and President, Strategic Networks Group :

https://youtu.be/YvBTjaoPRuc?t=2h46m27s

 

Panel - Infrastructure as a Platform :

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  • Jeff Christensen, President of EntryPoint Networks
  • Roger Timmerman, Executive Director and CEO, UTOPIA Fiber
  • Bruce Patterson, Technology Director, City of Ammon
  • David Shaw, Shareholder, Kirton & McConkie
  • Moderated by Jeff Gavlinski, Senior Director of Business Development, Ex2

https://youtu.be/YvBTjaoPRuc?t=2h59m53s

 

John Wuu at Virtual Gateway Labs :

https://youtu.be/YvBTjaoPRuc?t=4h18m10s

 

Video Address - Tom Wheeler, former FCC chairman :

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https://youtu.be/YvBTjaoPRuc?t=4h22m57s 

 

Panel - The Ammon Story :

  • Bruce Patterson, Technology Director, City of Ammon
  • Dana Kirkham, Mayor, City of Ammon
  • Brian Powell, City Councilor, City of Ammon
  • Scott Hall, City Attorney, City of Ammon
  • Matt Hulse, Neighborhood Champion, City of Ammon
  • Moderated by Christopher Mitchell, Director, Community Broadband Networks

https://youtu.be/YvBTjaoPRuc?t=4h31m10s

 

To learn more about the network, the community’s initiative the create its great open access resource, and the benefits it’s already bringing to Ammon, check out the report by Paddy Leerssen and David Talbot from Harvard University's Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH). We've followed Ammon's progress as well and have published a number of stories and podcasts with Ammon's Technology Director Bruce Patterson.