Polk Broadband Plan - Page 4

Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.................................................................................................. 8 Vision Statement....................................................................................................................... 8 What Is Broadband?.................................................................................................................. 8 Why Do We Need It?................................................................................................................. 8 Broadband Polk......................................................................................................................... 8 Broadband Needs in Polk County.............................................................................................. 9 Anchor Institutions and Businesses................................................................................................................ 9 Need Model............................................................................................................................. 10 Future Demand........................................................................................................................ 11 Anchor Institutions and Businesses.............................................................................................................. 11 Demand Model............................................................................................................................................. 12 Goals, Strategies, and Action Items......................................................................................... 12 The following strategies were identified for achieving the goals:................................................................13 The following action items were identified:................................................................................................. 14 Conclusion............................................................................................................................... 16 INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND............................................................................17 Definition of Broadband.......................................................................................................... 17 Why Broadband is Important.................................................................................................. 17 Why Broadband Planning is Important for Polk County.......................................................... 17 Project Background................................................................................................................. 19 Broadband Polk............................................................................................................................................ 19 Polk Vision.................................................................................................................................................... 19 Broadband Planning Toolkit and Training Manual........................................................................................19 Key Stakeholders..................................................................................................................... 19 Broadband Polk Advisory Committee Members..................................................................... 20 The Planning Process............................................................................................................... 21 Public-Private Partnerships...................................................................................................... 25 Avoiding Conflict between Public - and Private -Sector Providers........................................... 25 VISION AND GOALS.....................................................................................................26 Vision....................................................................................................................................... 26 Goals........................................................................................................................................ 26 EXISTING CONDITIONS................................................................................................29 Socioeconomic Conditions...................................................................................................... 29 Demographics............................................................................................................................................... 29 Population Density and Projected Growth................................................................................................... 34 Employment Growth and Industry Clusters................................................................................................. 36 () ɽ̸͕(((