of the Missouri Broadband Now Regional Technology Planning Team (RTPT)
State of Missouri is in the midst of a transformative effort to expand the reach
of affordable, high speed internet access to 95% of Missourians within five years.
This effort involves working to enhance broadband access, create public computing
centers, develop sustainable broadband adoption efforts, document broadband availability
through comprehensive statewide mapping and enhance strategic planning activities
througout the State, to ensure that expanded broadband infrastructure and services
will be available to meet the growing needs of citizens, businesses, non-profit
organizations, and public institutions.
A critical part of
this comprehensive effort is local and regional broadband planning. In line with
this, the State has developed 19 Regional Technology Planning Teams (RTPT's)with
the overall mission: to advance broadband demand and adoption and broadband service
and infrastructure availability within their region. Drawn from a diverse cross-section
of the community, such as education, business, health care, government, and local
service providers, the team will assess the existing infrastructure and the needs
of thier region. The team will use that information to develop a Broadband Strategic
Plan outlining measurable goals, objectives, and benchmarks that will help keep
the effort on track in ensuing years.
Green Hills RPC has been
tasked with coordinating the RTPT in the Green Hills region. The staff contact
person for this program is Matt Walker. He may be contacted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at (660) 359-5636 Ext. 22.
addition this page is provided as a resource for the planning team members where
news, notices, and links to pertinent information will be posted.
PLANNING NEWS & NOTICES