We’ve written about Windom’s MIRC project in the past. They are just one of the communities doing amazing things within the ARRA-funded, Blandin-led Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities project, but we wanted to share an opportunity that is allowing us to take MIRC a step further in Winona.
It’s a project that gets at the specific circumstances that are consistently noted as barrier to broadband use: computer ownership and training. The hope is to help residents appreciate the benefits and make a difference in quality of life, economy and encourage greater continued use of broadband. (You can learn more from this flier.)