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Section XIV: About William P. Welty


Ph.D. in Communications, Louisiana Baptist University, Shreveport, Louisiana (2005)

Master of Divinity, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois (1978)

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, California State University at Fullerton (1974)

Associate of Arts, Glendale Community College, Glendale, California (1972)

Louisiana Baptist University is a member educational institution of the Association of Christian Schools International. While not officially accredited by traditional organizations such as the North Central Association on Accreditation, Louisiana Baptist University is semi-annually examined by an independent review committee comprised of ministers and educators and is one of five approved colleges and universities of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International of Springfield, Missouri.

On Utilization of the W-Band High Frequency Electromagnetic Spectrum for Creation of and Deployment of an Alternative Global Telecommunications Infrastructure

A dissertation by SWANsat Founder William P. Welty in partial fulfillment for the requirements of Ph.D. in Communications from Louisiana Baptist University.

Dr. William Welty’s background in telecommunications began in 1982 with his successful pursuit of a broadcast license from the United States of America’s Federal Communications Commission to operate on an interim basis the facilities of UHF KHOF-TV channel 30 assigned to San Bernardino, California. He opened the final round of Direct Broadcast Satellite applications before the FCC in 1986. Dr. Welty sold his DBS interests in 1996 and donated all proceeds to a charitable trust, naming a number of non-profit organizations as beneficiaries. Dr. Welty founded the Super-Wide Area Network Satellite (SWANSAT) System project in 1996, later filing an application before the Ministry of Telecommunications of the Republic of Nauru to operate a number of space stations in the W-band. The application was granted in 2004. Launch of the first of up to twelve SWANSAT spacecraft by SWANSAT vendor IOSTAR Corporation of North Salt Lake City, Utah, is planned for as early as fourth quarter 2012. Budget for the program is EUR€12 billion.

Dr. Welty has discussed how SWANSAT can meet Wide Open Access and Sustainable Development goals of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development with more than 20 ministers of information representing various nation states at the November 2005 World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis, Tunisia. He presented SWANSAT as a candidate for meeting UN Millennium Development and ECOSOC Ministerial Development goals before a number of international regional forums of the ITU. In 2006, the International Forum for ICT Strategies and Investment sponsored by the Kingdom of Morocco and the Islamic Development Bank invited Dr. Welty to address the subject of how ICT development goals can be met utilizing SWANsat's Shareware Telecommunications™ economic model as a means to bridge the digital divide. Dr. Welty also addressed the Computer Association of Nepal’s InfoTech 2006 conference in Kathmandu, Nepal as a keynote speaker.

In 2007, at the direct invitation of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, an executive briefing on the Shareware Telecommunications™ economic model was presented to Mr. Sarbuland Khan, Executive Coordinator for the Office of the Secretariat of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development. The model was also presented for consideration as a modern Marshall Plan for the African Union to officials at the embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Dr. Welty presented a private executive briefing on SWANSAT in September 2007 to Her Excellency Amina Salum Ali, the African Union’s ambassador to the United States of America and to officials at the NEPAD Council, the African Union’s ICT advocacy organization, which extended a public endorsement to the SWANSAT Project in November 2007. In late October, Dr. Welty attended the Connect Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, where he discussed the SWANsat Shareware Telecommunications™ model to Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame. One of the key features of the SWANsat's Shareware Telecommunications™ model is its capability to provide 2 Meg/second ICT delivery to Least Developed Countries (LDC’s) and Developing Countries (DC’s) via the SWANSAT System for as little as EUR€1/month, thus creating a form of modern Marshall Plan for the African Union.

Dr. Welty’s keynote address for ICT Africa 2008 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia served as an introduction to SWANSAT for officials of the African Union who attended. By accepting SWANsat's offer to affiliate with the SWANSAT Project as an international sponsoring consortium, the African Union is eligible to receive up to EUR€1 billion per month for the duration of the SWANSAT license, as a means to assist in stabilizing the economy of the African continent, after the manner of a modern Marshall Plan for the African Union.


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