Video of NYC BTOP meeting

With the deadline for applications for the first round of grants from the $7.2bn set aside for broadband adoption projects in President Obama’s stimulus plan rapidly approaching (Aug14), members of many of NYC communities met to discuss how best to achieve results. Representatives of the City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT) poured cold water on many aspirations stating that most, if not all, the cash would go to rural projects. Despite this many declared it their intention to apply.

Audio & Video below. A listserv has been set up for further conversation. Twitter: #nycbtop

Audio: http://is.gd/1USAc

Downloadable video will follow:

Speakers:

00:00 Gale A. Brewer – NYC City Council
03:38 David Birdsell – Dean of Baruch School of Public Policy
07:40 Joshua Breitbart – People’s Production House
10:21 Elvin Rogers – Fair Time for Learning
12:04 Dave Pentecost – LES Girls Club
14:51 Adam Black – Share The Access
16:13 Eran Bello – Runcom Technologies (WiMax)
16:56 Thomas Camber – O.A.T.S.
18:35 Audrey Duncan – Bronxnet
19:28 Darada Davis – Peace Love Cafe
21:13 Dennis Ailane – Harlem Consumer Education Council
22:30 Renee Giordano – Sunset Park BID
24:19 Bruce Lincoln – Center for Technology Innovation & Community Engagement
27:43 Mitchel Albarn – DOITT
34:42 Darcy Gerbarg – Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
38:25 Dave Pentecost – LES Girls Club
40:15 Community Fiber Project :
44:42 Dana Spiegel – NYC Wireless
49:13 Kristine Rivera – Perscholas
50:47 Adam Black – Share The Access
52:08 Mario Bodden – SoBro
54:29 Joshua Breitbart – People’s Production House
56:06 Maria Pagano – AT&T
58:53 John Weaver – Liberty Imaging
1:03:27 Henry Quiero – HITN
1:05:04 Dave Elcock – Mt. Hope Housing Co.
1:07:30 Mark Belinsky – Digital Democracy: Director
1:10:02 Alamelu Narayanaswamy – Community Programmer, MNN
1:11:04 Dimas.DeJesus – LISTA Latinos Information Science and Technology Association
1:13:01 Karen Gourgey – Baruch College Computer for the Visually Impaired
1:14:20 David Birdsell – Dean of Baruch School of Public Policy
1:17:40 Joshua Breitbart – People’s Production House
1:18:04 Dave Pentecost – LES Girls Club
1:21:04 Dennis Ailane – Harlem Consumer Education Council
1:25:19 Michelle Pichardo – Institute of Family Health
1:28:01 Conclusion

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