Presentations

Tellus Venture Associates community broadband presentations

Northeastern California broadband planning and federal subsidy analysis
As Frontier Communications increases its California footprint by a factor of ten, it’s obligated to upgrade existing systems in northeastern California. Steve Blum, president of Tellus Venture Associates, presented an analysis and planning framework for elected officials and staff from the six counties in Redding on 23 June 2016.
Broadband projects on the central California coast: update and assessment
Several private and municipal fiber optic network projects are underway in Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties. The Central Coast Broadband Consortium plays a key role in developing and coordinating these projects. Steve Blum, president of Tellus Venture Associates and CCBC project lead, presented an update to the Monterey County Business Council on 11 March 2016.
Benicia Industrial Gigabit Broadband Project Assessment and Plan
A fiber to the premise plan for the Benicia Industrial Park is kicked off. Steve Blum, president of Tellus Venture Associates, presents an analysis and strategic plan to the Benicia City Council on 2 July 2013.
Market analysis of user-financed FTTP system in Palo Alto
The market potential and business case for a user-financed fiber to the premise system in Palo were evaluated by Tellus Venture Associates. Steve Blum, the president of the company, presented the findings to the city’s utilities advisory committee on 6 June 2012.
Market research report, citywide ultra high speed broadband project, Palo Alto
The City of Palo Alto operates a 40-plus mile dark fiber network serving some of the biggest and most dynamic high tech companies in the world. Steve Blum, president of Tellus Venture Associates, analysed the potential and the cost of expanding the network, and presented his findings to the city’s utility advisory committee on 1 June 2011.
Maintain control of wireless permits and adapting to AB 57 requirements
Local government control over permits for cell sites and other wireless facilities was drastically curtailed in California. Steve Blum, president of Tellus Venture Associates, offer options for cities and counties at a seminar sponsored by Joint Venture Silicon Valley in San Jose on 8 March, 2016
Taft community broadband planning workshop
Taft, Maricopa and other western Kern County communities suffer from poor broadband infrastructure and limited Internet access. Steve Blum, president of Tellus Venture Associates, conducted a workshop to evaluate alternatives and plan improvements in Taft on 2 December 2014.
East Bay Broadband Infrastructure Report Card
An evaluation of broadband infrastructure in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties showed wide variations in the quality and availability of broadband services and facilities. Steve Blum, president of Tellus Venture Associates, presented the findings to the East Bay Broadband Consortium on 28 January 2013.
Five Broadband Trends Shaping Communities, Urban Land Institute Summary, 16 May 2013
Presentation by Steve Blum, president of Tellus Venture Associates, to the Urban Land Institute in San Diego summarising five macro broadband trends driving communities and local economies.
Five Broadband Trends Shaping Communities, 19 September 2013
Presentation by Steve Blum, president of Tellus Venture Associates, about five macro broadband trends driving communities and local economies.
Economics of municipal wireless Internet utilities
Citywide, municipally run wireless broadband systems failed to meet both financial and service level expectations. Steve Blum, president of Tellus Venture Associates, explained why at the Third Annual European Congress of Wireless and Digital Cities, in Barcelona on 13 November 2008.
Operations-based financial analysis of FTTH system proposals
Operating costs vary widely for among fiber to the home architectures, technologies and business plans. Steve Blum, president of Tellus Venture Associates, demonstrated how to factor operating costs into initial feasibility and capital financing analyses, in a presentation and white paper for the Fiber to the Home Council on 5 October 2005.