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Jan. 13, 2021

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission to be held January 13, 2021 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (January 12 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the January 13, 2021 Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission Meeting, members of the public must:  Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-7676 or jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address.  Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting.  Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak.  Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak.  Handouts or other information may be emailed to jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting.  If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Reunión del Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission FECHA de la reunion (January 13, 2021) La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (January 12 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en 512-974-7676 or jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por …

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Dec. 9, 2020

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission to be held December 9, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (December 8 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the December 9, 2020 Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission Meeting, members of the public must:  Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-7676 or jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address.  Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting.  Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak.  Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak.  Handouts or other information may be emailed to jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting.  If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Reunión del Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission FECHA de la reunion (December 9, 2020) La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (December 8 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en 512-974-7676 or jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por …

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20201209-3B: Recommendation in support of permanent availability of remote participation at board and commission meetings. original pdf

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Name of Board or Commission: Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission Request Number: 20201209-3B Description of Item: WHEREAS, the City of Austin Boards and Commissions are an important tool for citizen oversight of government operations, and, WHEREAS, many City of Austin Boards and Commissions have vacant positions because of persistent challenges to recruitment and retention of qualified members, and, WHEREAS, teleconferencing is a recognized option for city meetings, and, WHEREAS, the Texas Open Meetings Act specifically allows teleconferencing, and, WHEREAS, the City of Austin ordinance requires the physical presence of members at Boards and Commission meetings, and, WHEREAS, the Austin Audit and Finance Committee directed the Clerk’s Office to lead a working group to pilot remote participation at commissioner meetings in partnership with the Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission, and, WHEREAS, the Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission piloted remote participation at its January meeting, and, WHEREAS, the governor issued an emergency declaration on March 13, 2020 in response to COVID-19 that suspended certain State restrictions on public meetings, and, WHEREAS, City Council waived Section 2-1-6(E) of City Code and declared an emergency on March 26, 2020 which enabled board and commission meetings to occur remotely, and, WHEREAS, all board an commission meetings thereafter were held remotely via web conference (to present), and, WHEREAS, the Governor’s emergency declaration could expire or be revoked at any time, and, WHEREAS, an unplanned transition away from emergency practices could result in mandatory in-person participation by board and commission members, and, WHEREAS, the City should be focused on the health and safety of its employees and volunteers, including board and commission members WHEREAS, many board and commission members are at high risk of COVID-19 transmission, and, WHEREAS, the deployment timeline of a successful vaccine is still uncertain, and, WHEREAS, fully remote meetings over the extended period of the COVID-19 crisis has allowed these commissions to continue to meet, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION: Recommends the City Council establish a timeline to report on the feasibility of permanent availability of remote participation options for board and commission members and urges the Clerk’s Office, Communications and Technology Management Department, and Law Department to create and implement a plan to support permanent multi- modal model of participation in public meetings. This includes fully remote, fully in-person, and a mix of in- person and remote participation at public meetings Board or Commission Vote …

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Dec. 9, 2020

Agenda Item 2a: Good Systems – A UT Grand Challenge original pdf

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Good Systems and City of Austin Collaboration Overview December 9, 2020 City of Austin presenters (in order of appearance) University of Texas Presenters (in order of appearance) CHARLES PURMA IT Manager, CTM SARA SMITH IT Business Analyst, Senior, City of Austin TED LEHR IT Data Architect, CTM JENNIFER LYON GARDNER Deputy Vice President for Research ANDREA CHRISTELLE Good Systems Network Relationship Manager JUNFENG JIAO Good Systems Executive Team Chair Opening Remarks Charles Purma, III IT Manager, CTM Jennifer Lyon Gardner Deputy Vice President for Research Designing AI technologies that benefit society is our Grand Challenge... Vision Generate AI ethics protocols that are widely accepted, cited, and used. Mission Create human machine partnerships that address the needs and values of society. Mechanisms  Research Projects  Good Systems Network  Research Focus Areas FY21 Research Focus Areas C R I T I C AL S U RV E I L L AN C E I N Q U I RY We work with scholars and organizations to curate conversations and exhibitions that help people understand the social and ethical implications of surveillance. P U B L I C I N T E R E S T T E C H N O L O G Y We build teams that gather public, open, and accessible data, to integrate research with policy, journalism, and local activism. D I S I N F O R M AT I O N We support an interdisciplinary faculty research community that makes monthly research presentations, and sponsor special programming to advance the understanding of dis- and misinformation. M AC H I N E L E AR N I N G AN D R O B O T I C S We focus on how fairness and other ethical considerations are applied in machine learning and robotics. FAI R AN D T R AN S PAR E N T AI We work to create fair and transparent AI technologies that people can easily use and rely on. F U T U R E O F W O R K The way people work is changing. Our research explores new ways for people and AI to work together. R AC I AL J U S T I C E We serve as a resource for education, community engagement, and research at the intersections between racial justice and technology/AI. S M AR T C I T I E S …

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Dec. 9, 2020

Agenda Item 2b: Update on Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs (TARA) Solicitations and Contracts original pdf

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Update on Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs (TARA) Solicitations and Contracts Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission Meeting 12/9/2020 FY21 Community Technology Contract Portfolio Community Technology Access Lab Management Services Vendor: Austin Free-Net Initial Term Expires: 7/19/21 What’s Next: Renewal Option Public Access Facility & Channel Management Vendor: Film Society of Austin Contract Expires: 9/30/21 PEG Capital Equipment Funding Residential Technology Study Vendor: Film Society of Austin Contract Expires: 9/30/21 Vendor: TBD RFP Release: Jan- Feb 2021 What’s Next: Stakeholder Engagement What’s Next: Scope of Work Development What’s Next: Citywide Master Agreement Scope of Work Development City of Aus tin, Office of Telecom & Regula tory Affa irs John Speirs, Program Manager Community Technology Divis ion J ohn.Speirs @a us tintexa s .gov 512.974.3510 3

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Nov. 19, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Special Meeting of the Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission to be held November 19, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (November 18th by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the November 19, 2020 Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission Meeting, members of the public must:  Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-7676 or jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address.  Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting.  Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak.  Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak.  Handouts or other information may be emailed to jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting.  If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Font Size: 12; Font: Times New Roman; Font Style: Regular Reunión del Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission FECHA de la reunion (November 19, 2020) La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (November 18 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en 512-974-7676 or jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. …

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Nov. 19, 2020

Approved Minutes original pdf

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COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION http://www.austintexas.gov/cttc MINUTES Special Called Meeting Wednesday – October 14, 2020 – 6:30 PM VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING Please go to http://www.austintexas.gov/cityclerk/boards_commissions/meetings/10_1.htm for backup material associated with this agenda. All ATXN (City Channel 6) programming is cablecast on Spectrum, Grande Communications, and Google Fiber on their cable channel 6, on AT&T U‐ Verse Channel 99 and webcast online. Over 20 meetings per month, including this commission meeting, are available on demand online, typically within a few hours of the cablecast. Schedules and video can be found at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/atxn-video-archive. CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Sophie Gairo ‐ Mayor Steve Adler Nehemiah Pitts III ‐ Council Member Natasha Harper‐Madison, District 1 Claudia Yanez ‐ Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza, District 2 Malcolm Yeatts ‐ Council Member Sabino “Pio” Renteria, District 3 David Alexander ‐ Council Member Gregorio Casar, District 4 Dave Floyd ‐ Council Member Ann Kitchen, District 5 Irfan Syed ‐ Council Member Jimmy Flannigan, District 6 Vacant ‐ Council Member Leslie Pool, District 7 Michelle Reinhardt ‐ Council Member Paige Ellis, District 8 Nicole Thompson – Council Member Kathie Tovo, District 9 Sumit DasGupta ‐ Council Member Alison Alter, District 10 Commission Members Present Nehemiah Pitts III Malcolm Yeatts David Alexander Dave Floyd Irfan Syed Sumit DasGupta Unexcused Absence Claudia Yanez Michelle Reinhardt Sophie Gairo Nicole Thompson CALL TO ORDER Meeting was called to order at 6:42 PM CITIZEN COMMUNICATION No citizens signed up to speak. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – October 9, 2020 Motion to approve the October 9, 2020 meeting minutes, made by Vice Chair Alexander and seconded by Commissioner DasGupta, failed on a vote of 5-0-1 with Commissioner Floyd abstaining. 2. STAFF AND COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS (A member of the public may not address a board at a meeting on an item posted as a briefing) a. Presentation on the City of Austin Communications and Technology Management Department (CTM), digital equity and infrastructure (Chris Stewart, Interim Chief Information Officer) Presentation by Chris Stewart can be viewed here. b. Presentation on Affordable Internet Options in Austin and Lived Experience with the Digital Divide (Catherine Crago - Head of Strategic Initiatives - Housing Authority of the City of Austin & Austin Pathways and Alexis Henderson, Rosewood Council Head) The presentation by Catherine Crago and Alexis Henderson can be viewed here. c. Presentation on achieving digital equity in Austin and Texas (Michael Ward Jr., Austin Urban Technology Movement) The presentation on …

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Agenda Item 2b: CoA CISO Cybersecurity Briefing for CTTC original pdf

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City of Austin Cybersecurity Briefing Community Technology & Telecommunications Commission November 19, 2020 Shirley A. Erp Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) About Shirley Over 20 years Information Security Experience in Health, Education, Banking, Retail, Insurance, Energy, Government (Federal, State, and Local) Education: • Master of Science (MS) in Technology Management • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science Certifications: • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) • Project Management Professional (PMP) • Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) • IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Chief Information Security Officer Shirley Erp City of Austin Agenda • Information Security Office (ISO) Introduction • FY2021 High-Level Plan • “BlueLeaks“ Third-Party Data Exposure • Protecting Residents and the City of Austin 3 Information Security Office Introduction CoA Cybersecurity Program Alignment with: • Federal - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) • State - State of Texas Laws, Regulations, and Rules • Cybersecurity Best Practices Protection of: • Critical information systems and assets • Confidential information including personal private information Collaborative with: • City departments • Regional partners • State and local entities 5 CoA Information Security Program Security and Privacy: The How: Information security is a set of practices intended to keep data secure from unauthorized access or alterations. Here's a broad look at the policies, principles, and people used to protect data • Confidentiality - Protecting confidentiality is dependent on being able to define and enforce certain access levels for information Integrity - Integrity assures that the data or information system can be trusted • • Availability - Authentication mechanisms, access channels, and systems all have to work properly to protect information and ensure it is available when needed The What: Information privacy pertains to personally identifiable information. At the City, this includes the personal data collected, assembled, maintained, or prepared on behalf of the City of Austin. 6 § 2-11-16 - INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICE • Leads, directs, and manages the citywide information security program, including: City Code • Policy • Risk management • Security operations • Security architecture • Incident response • Governance • Privacy § 2-11-17 - DUTIES OF DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS - INFORMATION SECURITY • • Implement security program requirements Include resource expenditures for information security and privacy 7 Overview What We Want Risks We Face How We Mitigate This VISION: Austin is a beacon of sustainability, social equity, and economic opportunity… …

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Agenda Item 2c: TARA Legislative Summary original pdf

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FY21 Legislative Briefing: Telecommunications Policy 11/19/20 Community Technology & Telecommunications Commission City of Austin, Office of Telecom & Regulatory Affairs 1 Federal Legislative Program ● Drafted by Office of Telecom & Regulatory Affairs Office ● Reviewed by Intergovernmental Relations Telecommunications ● Adopted by Austin City Council at November TARA 12, 2020 meeting ● City contracted Lobbyist Teams will represent Issues for the upcoming 117th Congress B I r n o t e a r d n b e a t n d n ble Televisio a C 2 Federal Legislative Program Principle: The City recognizes that competition in telecommunications, broadband, and cable TV services can yield more content distribution and applications, better customer service, affordable rates for all, and technology deployment that meet the needs of all residents to engage in a digital society. The COVID19 pandemic exacerbated the deep digital divide in our community and elevated the need for equitable, affordable, and adequate internet connectivity. 3 Federal Legislative Program ● The City supports preserving local authority; ● The City opposes any preemption of City zoning authority; ● The City encourages Congress to provide funding for access to broadband services and digital literacy skills training; ● The City strongly supports policies and funding to increase access to reliable and affordable internet services and require greater transparency and disclosure of pricing and of how personal data are collected and used; ● The City urges Congress to remove the unnecessary regulatory restriction requiring PEG funds. 4 Texas Legislative Agenda ● Drafted by Office of Telecom & Regulatory ● Reviewed by Intergovernmental Relations Public Infrastructure Affairs Office ● Adopted by Austin City Council at September TARA M A u u t n i h c o i p r i t y a l e u n eve R 17, 2020 meeting ● City contracted Lobbyist Teams and local Delegation of Representatives will represent Issues for the upcoming 87th State Legislature 5 Texas Legislative Agenda ● Protect the City’s ability to manage and control public rights‐of‐way; ● Oppose legislation that limits the City’s ability to regulate and enforce the City’s building codes, land use and zoning regulations; ● Support legislation that protects or enhances municipal revenues and the flexibility to use such revenues. 6 C End City of Austin, Office of Telecom & Regulatory Affairs John Speirs, Program Manager John.Speirs@austintexas.gov 7

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Agenda Item 3c: 2021 Commission Schedule original pdf

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2021 Meeting Schedule Community Technology & Telecommunications Commission The commission shall meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month. MEETING DATES CANCELLED MEETING DATES & EVENTS January 13 February 10 March 10 April 14 May 12 June 9 July 14 August 11 September 8 October 13 November 10 December 8 Commission members serve for a term of four years beginning March 1st on the year of appointment. GTOPS 2021 Update – Applications Received. Meeting will be held outside of central City. Commission FY 21 Budget Recommendations due no later than mid-April. GTOPs 2021 Award Recommendations. Election of Officers at the first regular meeting after April 1, 2021 Terms of office shall be one year, beginning May 1st and ending April 30th. Work Plan Retreat / Regular Meeting Terms for newly elected officers start (May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022) Proposed Department FY 21 Budget Recommendations. Commission Annual Report Due to City Clerk July 31st NO MEETING SCHEDULED FOR THIS DATE 2021 GTOPs Review and 2022 Recommendations Adopt a meeting schedule for the upcoming year, including makeup meeting dates for holiday and cancelled meetings.

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Agenda Item 3e: Commission Special Report on Digital Equity original pdf

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Special Report on Digital Equity Community Technology & Telecommunications Commission, City of Austin Nehemiah Pitts III, Commission Chair Special Called Meeting - Special Conversation on Digital Equity On October 9th, 2020 the Community Technology & Telecommunications Commission convened a Special Called Meeting focused on Digital Equity. Serving as a culminating portion of Digital Inclusion Week 2020 programming and part of our CTTC 2018 - 2019 Work Plan to convene a Digital Inclusion Stakeholder Summit, this “Special Conversation on Digital Equity” included a variety of Austin residents receiving services, policymakers, and the community leaders of local nonprofits. The global COVID-19 pandemic has necessarily elevated the importance of Digital Equity and Inclusion conversations for affected communities and the leaders that serve them. The purpose of this convening was to allow Austin citizens the opportunity to directly communicate their lived experiences and persistent challenges with accessing internet-enabled devices and equitable broadband internet today. Following on previous meetings with local residents, community leaders, organizations, city staff, and local Internet Service Providers (ISPs), these citizen accounts and collaboration stories provide “challenge data points” for cataloging and potential resolution. The creation of a “Digital Equity Scorecard” or “Equitable Broadband Scorecard” has been discussed in prior partner convenings and should be considered by this Commission. Special Conversation on Digital Equity Speakers Community Entities w/Staff & Clients Texas School for the Deaf David Coco - Outreach Specialist Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired Daniel Wheeler - Instructional Technology Coordinator United Way of Greater Austin Paola Silvestre - Director of Family Pathways Delfy Morales - Client Marie Lord Ntetakou Youmbi - Client Mary de la Luz Reveles - Client Housing Authority of the City of Austin & Austin Pathways Catherine Crago - Head of Strategic Initiatives Brianna Sterling - Smart City Ambassador & Team Lead Josh Banks - IDADS Program Manager Chester Martell - IDADS Ambassador Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTM) Michael Ward - Executive Director/Founder Special Conversation on Digital Equity City Participants CTTC Commissioners Sophie Gairo - Mayoral Appointee Nehemiah Pitts III, Commission Chair - District #1 - - - Malcolm Yeatts - District #3 - - - David Alexander - Vice Chair - District #4 Nicole Thompson Beavers - District #9 Sumit DasGupta - District #10 Elected Officials/Staff Council Member Natashia Harper-Madison - District #1 Eric Bird - Chief of Staff - District #1 Jennifer Stroble - Communications Director - District #1 Nicole Golden - …

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Corrected original pdf

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COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION http://www.austintexas.gov/cttc MINUTES Special Called Meeting Wednesday – November 19, 2020 – 6:30 PM VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING Please go to http://www.austintexas.gov/cityclerk/boards_commissions/meetings/10_1.htm for backup material associated with this agenda. All ATXN (City Channel 6) programming is cablecast on Spectrum, Grande Communications, and Google Fiber on their cable channel 6, on AT&T U‐ Verse Channel 99 and webcast online. Over 20 meetings per month, including this commission meeting, are available on demand online, typically within a few hours of the cablecast. Schedules and video can be found at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/atxn-video-archive. CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Sophie Gairo ‐ Mayor Steve Adler Nehemiah Pitts III ‐ Council Member Natasha Harper‐Madison, District 1 Vacant ‐ Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza, District 2 Malcolm Yeatts ‐ Council Member Sabino “Pio” Renteria, District 3 David Alexander ‐ Council Member Gregorio Casar, District 4 Dave Floyd ‐ Council Member Ann Kitchen, District 5 Irfan Syed ‐ Council Member Jimmy Flannigan, District 6 Vacant ‐ Council Member Leslie Pool, District 7 Michelle Reinhardt ‐ Council Member Paige Ellis, District 8 Nicole Thompson – Council Member Kathie Tovo, District 9 Sumit DasGupta ‐ Council Member Alison Alter, District 10 Commission Members Present Nehemiah Pitts III Malcolm Yeatts David Alexander Michelle Reinhardt Sumit DasGupta Nicole Thompson Unexcused Absence Dave Floyd Irfan Syed Sophie Gairo CALL TO ORDER Meeting was called to order at 6:38 PM CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – October 9, 2020 AND October 14, 2020 Motion to approve the October 9, 2020 meeting minutes made by Commissioner DasGupta and seconded by Commissioner Thompson passed on a vote of 6-0. Motion to approve the October 14, 2020 meeting minutes made by Commissioner Yeatts and seconded by Commissioner DasGupta passed on a vote of 6-0. 2. STAFF AND COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS (A member of the public may not address a board at a meeting on an item posted as a briefing) a. Good Systems – A UT Grand Challenge (Sara Smith, IT Business Systems Analyst) This presentation was postponed to the December agenda. b. Presentation on the City of Austin Information Security Office Projects (Shirley Erp – Chief Information Security Officer) Presentation by CISO Erp can be viewed here. c. Update on Telecommunications and …

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Oct. 14, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Special Meeting of the Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission October 14, 2020 Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission to be held October 14, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance by Noon October 13. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the October 14, 2020 Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission Meeting, residents must: • Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-7676 or jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov no later than noon October 13. The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. • Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. • Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. • Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. • Handouts or other information may be emailed to jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. • If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Reunión del Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission FECHA de la reunion October 14, 2020 La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (October 13 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los residentes deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en 512-974-7676 or jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo electrónico una solicitud para …

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Agenda Item 2a: Presentation by Chris Stewart on CTM original pdf

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City of Austin Public-Private Partnership PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK NODES 1 The Impending Tsunami of physical infrastructure within cities More antennas. A lot more antennas 5G is often described as revolutionary, but the installation of 5G infrastructure is needed before that revolution can become a reality. So far, the battles for infrastructure have been contests between cities and the four major wireless companies. But, very soon, Intelligent Transportation System and Edge Compute vendors will be joining fray and the politics of access to city infrastructure. The issue for cities is the increased number of antennas. Unlike existing networks, which use towers that can cover many square miles, 5G uses small-cell waves that don’t travel as far and rely on line of sight between antennae and a phone or device. That means lots and lots and lots of equipment installed on utility poles throughout a city, or as the industry calls it: “network densification.” Each set of boxes must be connected to underground fiber networks, and each needs a power supply, both of which are available on or near streetlights and telephone poles. Aesthetics are at Risk Management at Risk Community at Risk 2020 Autonomy Institute Confidential Information - Do Not Distribute without written permission. KINETIKOS City Node Kinetic Node Public Infrastructure Network Node (PINN) AIRE - RAAS CERTIFIED PLATFORM Mast Unified City Infrastructure: • Radio Access Networks (5G) • Edge Computing • Situational Awareness (Radar, cameras, sensors) • Precision Navigation • Intelligent Transportation Systems Base Edge AI Hardened Edge Supercomputing: • Machine Learning • Algorithm Processing • RF Processing • APNT Processing • Sensor Fusion (Local Map) • RALLI Processing 2020 Autonomy Institute Confidential Information - Do Not Distribute without written permission. Position Light Backhaul Sensors Wireless Awareness Radar GNSS Antenna UWB RTLS LED Light 60 GHz/Sat C-V2X/DSRC Camera Environmental 5G NG CBRS 5.9G KINETIKOS City Node Kinetic Node Public Infrastructure Network Node (PINN) AIRE - RAAS CERTIFIED PLATFORM PINN Modules • Isolated Compartments • Thermal Management • Power Management • Fiber Access • Edge Compute • Easy Upgrades Vault Vault Components • Lithium Ion UPS Modular Design Supporting: • Radio Access Networks (WIFI, 4G, 5G, Backhaul) • Edge Computing • Situational Awareness (Radar, cameras, sensors) • Precision Navigation • Intelligent Transportation Systems • Multiple Designs • City Certified • Fast Deployment EDGE Concrete Vault • Edge Computing Density • Resilient Power Feeds • Fiber Optic Interconnect • Thermal Cooling 2020 …

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Agenda Item 2c: AUTM Brochure original pdf

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MISSION Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTM) bridges the gap between the Black and Hispanic communities and the technology industry through job placement, career development, and networking opportunities. VISION To increase representation of the Global Majority in the technology industry, while leading diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the city of Austin. JOIN THE MOVEMENT CONTACT c o n t a c t @ a u t m t x . o r g w w w . a u t m t x . o r g @ a u t m t x / a u t m t x A u s t i n U r b a n T e c h n o l o g y M o v e m e n t / c o m p a n y / a u t m t x Join the Movement PROGRAMS Day in the Life – Students and adults get to experience the “day in the life” of an employee at a technology company and witness their company culture firsthand. Horizons – Black and Hispanic tech professionals engage with Black and Hispanic students, both virtually and in person; sharing their knowledge and career journey in the technology industry. EVENTS Curated Corporate Events – Hear about technology and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) trends from companies in the tech space; witnessing their culture, mission, and competitive advantage in the market place. ReThink Austin at SXSW – This annual event "ReThinks" the trajectory of the city by bringing together diverse individuals to address society’s most pressing issues as it relates to technology, entrepreneurship, community impact, and DEI. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Job Board – We showcase vacant positions across tech companies and tech departments through our networks and channels. Internships - We work with you to build and fill 3-6 month internships for high school and college students; exposing students to your industry and giving them valuable experience. Bootcamps - We train individuals through online curriculum in various career pathways such as software engineering, manufacturing and drone technology. Apprenticeship - We combine on-the-job training with online curriculum and mentorship; leading to full- time employment at tech companies and departments.

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Agenda Item 2c: AUTM Presentation original pdf

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Achieving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Tech THE PROBLEM Lack of diversity in Tech WAGE EQUITY IN TECH White men remain at the top. Today, many workers are separated into various jobs which are historically underpaid because of their gender or race. TEXAS POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS Moving from majority white, to majority non-white TEXAS HOUSEHOLDS BROADBAND AVAILABILITY Not enough quality connection to accommodate online learning for students and remote work for adults AUSTIN TOP 10 ADVERTISED JOBS Majority of the 10 jobs are in the technology industry AUSTIN TOP 25 SKILLS IN DEMAND Majority of the top 25 skills are technical or can be done in the tech industry AUSTIN TOP 10 TECH JOBS POSTING AND WAGES Only 1 tech job makes less than $50K in salary HOW TO ACHIEVE DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN TECH? Exposure, skills development, and build social capital! WHY AUSTIN URBAN TECHNOLOGY MOVEMENT? We are innovative and breaking the status quo. Less talk and more action! HOW TO CONNECT WITH AUTM? Go to www.autmtx.org to download our AUTM Learn application and sign up for the AUTM newsletter! Link to the AUTM newsletter https://www.autmtx.org/join-autm WHAT ELSE IS AUTM DOING? Using technology to transform lives by eliminating the digital divide and the racial wealth gap Thank You Please assist us in achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the technology industry by going to www.autmtx.org to donate, volunteer, or join the AUTM community! We are also on social via @autmtx

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Approved Minutes original pdf

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COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION http://www.austintexas.gov/cttc MINUTES Special Called Meeting Wednesday – October 14, 2020 – 6:30 PM VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING Please go to http://www.austintexas.gov/cityclerk/boards_commissions/meetings/10_1.htm for backup material associated with this agenda. All ATXN (City Channel 6) programming is cablecast on Spectrum, Grande Communications, and Google Fiber on their cable channel 6, on AT&T U‐ Verse Channel 99 and webcast online. Over 20 meetings per month, including this commission meeting, are available on demand online, typically within a few hours of the cablecast. Schedules and video can be found at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/atxn-video-archive. CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Sophie Gairo ‐ Mayor Steve Adler Nehemiah Pitts III ‐ Council Member Natasha Harper‐Madison, District 1 Claudia Yanez ‐ Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza, District 2 Malcolm Yeatts ‐ Council Member Sabino “Pio” Renteria, District 3 David Alexander ‐ Council Member Gregorio Casar, District 4 Dave Floyd ‐ Council Member Ann Kitchen, District 5 Irfan Syed ‐ Council Member Jimmy Flannigan, District 6 Vacant ‐ Council Member Leslie Pool, District 7 Michelle Reinhardt ‐ Council Member Paige Ellis, District 8 Nicole Thompson – Council Member Kathie Tovo, District 9 Sumit DasGupta ‐ Council Member Alison Alter, District 10 Commission Members Present Nehemiah Pitts III Malcolm Yeatts David Alexander Dave Floyd Irfan Syed Sumit DasGupta Unexcused Absence Claudia Yanez Michelle Reinhardt Sophie Gairo Nicole Thompson CALL TO ORDER Meeting was called to order at 6:42 PM CITIZEN COMMUNICATION No citizens signed up to speak. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – October 9, 2020 Motion to approve the October 9, 2020 meeting minutes, made by Vice Chair Alexander and seconded by Commissioner DasGupta, failed on a vote of 5-0-1 with Commissioner Floyd abstaining. 2. STAFF AND COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS (A member of the public may not address a board at a meeting on an item posted as a briefing) a. Presentation on the City of Austin Communications and Technology Management Department (CTM), digital equity and infrastructure (Chris Stewart, Interim Chief Information Officer) Presentation by Chris Stewart can be viewed here. b. Presentation on Affordable Internet Options in Austin and Lived Experience with the Digital Divide (Catherine Crago - Head of Strategic Initiatives - Housing Authority of the City of Austin & Austin Pathways and Alexis Henderson, Rosewood Council Head) The presentation by Catherine Crago and Alexis Henderson can be viewed here. c. Presentation on achieving digital equity in Austin and Texas (Michael Ward Jr., Austin Urban Technology Movement) The presentation on …

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