Minnesota Broadband Quiz for Legislators

Yesterday the Blandin Foundation a chocolate and learn session with the Minnesota Legislators. It was a chance for them to come, take a fun quiz and meet local experts who were able to answer questions and tell them about what’s happening around the state with broadband.

I wanted to share the PPT..

And the quiz…

1. Broadband Providers who accepted CAF 2 (Connect American Fund) money are required to provide what minimum speeds?
a) 4 Mbps down 1 Mbps up
b) 10 Mbps down 1 Mbps up
c) 15 Mbps down 3 Mbps up
d) 25 Mbps down 3 Mbps up

2. According to Gartner, how many networked devices will the typical home have by 2022?
a) 5
b) 50
c) 500
d) 5000

3. What minimum broadband speed did the FCC suggest in October 2014 for a household with 4 users or devices online simultaneously?
a) 4 Mbps
b) 10 Mbps
c) 15 Mbps
d) 25 Mbps

4. For a provider in Minneapolis, backhaul access (wholesale Internet price) at the network core at the 511 Building costs a provider 50 cents per Megabit per month. What do you think the same access costs a provider in Thief River Falls?
a) $1 per Megabit
b) $7 per Megabit
c) $18 per Megabit
d) $24 per Megabit

5. According to the Internet Innovation Alliance, how much can a family save by having broadband (through smarter shopping and reduced costs in other areas)?
a) $15 annually
b) $150 annually
c) $1500 annually
d) $10,500 annually

6. What is the calculated ROI on one dollar invested in broadband access for local economies?
a) 2/1
b) 4/1
c) 10/1

7. What percent of Data traffic today is carried exclusively by cellular networks?
a) 2%
b) 10%
c) 20%

8. What are the key factors influencing Broadband adoption?
a) Age
b) Income
c) Geographic location
d) All of the above

9. What percentage of schools in Minnesota currently meet the 2018 FCC connectivity goal of 1Mbps of Internet bandwidth per student? (or 1Gbps per 1000 students)
a) 16%
b) 27%
c) 41%
d) 62%

10. What percentage of Minnesota public schools currently have 1:1 computing programs in at least some grade levels?
a) 15%
b) 38%
c) 55%
d) 72%

11. Where does Minnesota current rank in terms of states with the highest average Broadband speed?
a) 3
b) 9
c) 16
d) 21

(Get answers – actually questions and answers on page 3)

This entry was posted in Blandin Foundation, Conferences, MN, Policy by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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