The following are projects that the RTC is currently involved in.
We recently lent our support to a major grant submitted by HSU and College of the Redwoods to support exapnsion of online learning in various technical areas.
Members of RTC are taking part in a School to Careers committee to provide advice on curriculae that will better prepare students to enter the work force, particularly in technology areas.
Wi-Fi at the Airport: Free Wi-Fi is now available at the Arcata/Eureka Airport thanks to the RTC and the Humboldt County Division of Aviation. The Wi-Fi network was installed and is managed by C4I Security. Special thanks to Carson Park Design for graphic design and Agreda Communications for printing support. Click here for the full Press Release.
Alternate Fiber - Redwood Coast Rural Action, Redwood Region Economic Development Commission (RREDC -www.rredc.com), RTC, and County of Humbodt are partnering in 2006 to study the feasibility and build a business case to build a redundant fiber optic line into Humboldt County from the east. The RFP can be read here: alt-fiber_rfp.pdf. Read the final report here: final-report-firstmile.pdf.
Broadband Forums I & II - 2005-2006 forum information and presentations can be found at Redwood Region Economic Development Commission, http://www.rredc.com/broadband.htm. Broadband Forum III is scheduled for May, 3, 2007 at the Arcata Community Center.
Living in a Networked World - 2004 Humboldt County Telecommunications Infrastructure and Usage Assessment by RTC Board Member, Tina Nerat of NERATECH http://www.neratech.net/docs/final_report.pdf.
SBC/Caltrans fiber optic impasse 2002-2003 - RREDC and RTC were united in an CPUC complaint to resolve a dispute between SBC and Caltrans regarding the completion of a fiber optic project that would bring needed capacity and advanced services to Humboldt County. This project was stalled for more than a year due to a dispute between SBC and Caltrans over encroachment compensation on a 21-mile stretch of Highway 101. SBC services are the lifeline for telecommunications in and out of Humboldt County. The complaint can be read here: CPUC Complaint. Through additional community advocacy, the impasse was resolved and the fiber optic project was completed in September, 2003.
RTC focused on building the capacity of the organization 2004-2005 with the help of a VISTA volunteer, Rhonda Wiedenbeck, and with a Headwaters Fund Grant (http://www.theheadwatersfund.org/). At the start of the project in 2004, a stakeholder report was written. Several papers were produced from this project: RTC Business Plan, Cluster Development Guide, and an e-village document.