Last Mile Dot Earth

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Last Mile Dot Earth is a SAS, Social Platform and Online Collaboration System geared to help provide the resources necessary to create enterprise value for locally owned small businesses and startups in Minority and Disadvantaged areas of the US.

Why we do it? 

Three reasons, 

First, there are over 80 billion dollars worth of programs and grants that are available today. We feel that people in the local areas could benefit from the majority of those funds being used by local companies and organizations. This should have a far greater effect on local economies if the award goes to a local organization, as opposed to a multinational conglomerate. As an example Space X is taking a great deal of the funding currently. https://lastmile.earth/file-number-1176-ex-st-2021… A grant was issued on 08/13/2021 to Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), experiment type: Space (other than cubesats) https://fcc.report/ELS/Space-Exploration-Technolog… – We have hundreds of such sources

Second,, We see a good potential here to profit from disrupting rural broadband while doing good

Third, The $900 billion Covid-19 stimulus bill in 2020 set aside $7 billion in funding for broadband connectivity and infrastructure.

That amount included $3.2 billion for a $50-a-month emergency broadband benefit for low-income households and those that have suffered a significant loss of income in 2020, and a $75-a-month rebate for those living on tribal lands.

It also included $1 billion in grants for tribal broadband programs, $300 million for rural broadband grants, and funds toward telehealth, broadband mapping, and broadband in communities surrounding historically Black colleges and universities.

Yet, as more than 55 million students moved to online learning during the pandemic, one in five teens, ages 13 to 17, reported being unable to do their homework “often” or “sometimes” because of unreliable Internet access.

Twelve million children were without internet access altogether.

70% of children in the Kansas City school district did not have internet access at home

School starts again in a few weeks and the situation has not gotten much better.

7% of the New infrastructure bill, some 65 billion dollars is allocated to Broadband Infrastructure for Minority and Disadvantaged areas of the US.

These funds have arrived to late for the students starting the 2021 School Year next month. Something has to change quickly, or Twelve million children will be without internet access altogether for a second year, and 70% of children in the Kansas City school district will not have internet access at home again this year.

We feel that the the more than Twelve million US children that were unable to do their homework because their home is without any internet access altogether in September of 2020 need internet access in September of 2021. 

Michael Noel – Co-Founder Last Mile Dot Earth 

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What are we doing about it?

While most are waiting for funding to start, Last Mile Dot Earth is growth hacking Traction!

LastMile.Earth establishes innovation centers throughout Minority and Disadvantaged areas of the US about to go live with broadband internet (not satellite) for the first time.

LastMile.Earth provides these innovation centers and the local innovators with the resources necessary for exponential growth in Digital Commerce.  …. Including an initial BroadBand connection provided by  a sponsor.  

Last Mile Dot Earth has been working over the last year to develop the agreements and the infrastructure necessary to support innovators in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. 

Last Mile Dot Earth has an agreement in place to provide 4g mobile bandwidth from multiple major carriers starting at $210.00 a Terabyte un-throttled  

Last Mile Dot Earth has an agreement in place to provide devices that can use 4G mobile band with to deliver Wireless 2.4g and 5g band with to users within 100 foot. 

Last Mile Dot Earth has an agreement in place with a large Universal Communications Organization to provide most other equipment, gear, and or consulting services. 

Last Mile Dot Earth has an plan in place to provide Wireless Internet Services to Millions of students who are currently not served or are under-served.

Last Mile Dot Earth has an plan in place coach hundreds of local people on how to provide Wireless Internet service to the local neighborhood. 

Last Mile Dot Earth has an plan in place coach hundreds of local people on how sell locally produced goods and services, to a more global audience using Digital Marketing 

Last Mile Dot Earth has teams starting in 5 States currently

New Mexico, A large behavioral health organization in New Mexico have reached out to me personally expressing interest in bringing Bandwidth to rural Grants and Gallop areas for Telemedicine

Texas, We are working with a Group out of Ranger Texas. They have unused equipment and commercial property that was once a part of a now defunct communications company. We have offered to structure a 1 year lease, 1st 6 months, one dollar, second 6 months at normal market rate, with an option to renew for 10 years.

Louisiana, We have a second team starting up in Columbia Louisiana, several members of that group worked as tower dogs at one time or another. We just need to get back out there and set them up.

Arkansas, We have spoke with and collected the information from 4 small cities in Arkansas all along the I-35W corridor. We have several potential locations for innovation centers in Arkansas, we just need to get back out there and set them up. 

Missouri, We have equipment and interested friends in Missouri, we just need to get back out there and set them up.

Current Work Flow –

1. First Last Mile Dot Earth is compiling and sharing with its membership, a list of Government Programs and Grants which could provide –

                   A. Funding for Broadband Infrastructure Build out to Rural and Disadvantaged Areas.

                  B. Funding to provide Devices to students and families in Minority and Disadvantaged areas of the US.

                  C. Funding to create course ware instructing local people how to stay safe on the internet, how to access services on  the internet, how to find remote worker jobs.

                  D. Funding to create courseware instructing local people how to start businesses to sell goods and services digitally. An example might be, to teach local people and businesses how to                                     apply for grants to teach Digital Literacy using Digital Literacy grants. 

                  E. Last Mile Dot Earth is looking for Grants to help fund the current operations and to provide sponsorship for local innovation centers. 

Example of Government Programs and Grants –

The Broadband Infrastructure Program

https://lastmile.earth/groups/the-broadband-infras…

USDA Broadband ReConnect Program

https://lastmile.earth/groups/usda-broadband-recon…

As a note here, we think the Broadband Infrastructure Build out should be done by local companies and build hyper local enterprise value. And any curriculum could be provided through the LearnDash Pro LMS provided, gratis, to Last Mile Dot Earth members (also gratis).

2. Next Last Mile Dot Earth is compiling and sharing with its membership information on how at a local level, new and existing small business could begin build out the wireless infrastructure necessary to provide Broadband to Minority and Disadvantaged areas of the US.

Example of small business building out wireless infrastructure 
Starting your very own Neighborhood Wisp

https://lastmile.earth/groups/starting-your-very-o…

3. Last Mile Dot Earth is compiling and sharing with its membership information on how at a local level, new and existing small business could begin to make, grow, harvest, provide local goods and services digitally.

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In the not too distant future, gamification and Tokenization will be necessary for almost any company or organization. Intranets where customer service, sales engineering, sales, and training all happen simultaneously in real time will take over the current corporate environment. – Michael Noel

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