Broadband Conference: Speaker Intro: Pete Royer

We have another Speaker bio for the upcoming broadband conference…

Pete Royer

Short Bio
Currently Director of the Little Crow Telemedia Network, a 12 school technology Cooperative with 7 associate members. The LCTN provides broadband Internet to all 19 schools as well as Email filtering, centralized servers, videoconferencing and ITV. Through our cooperative purchasing with other K12 schools and Higher Ed entities in St. Cloud we offer low cost Broadband Internet and Internet 2 access. The LCTN is in the third evolution of fiber backbone equipment now operating at a gig backbone speed. The 19 districts share 30 mbps of Internet at just over $130 a month per district after Erate discounts.

What aspects of broadband are on your mind these days? (Or what info do you hope to impart at the conference?)

Learn what other people are doing, trying to do and see what aspects I can incorporate into our cooperative to aide our districts.

Relate to others how a cooperative can save districts money while providing increased Internet access, economies of scale (centralized server and services), technology integration into curriculum, cooperative training and many other benefits.

What are you hoping to learn at the conference?

What’s new, innovative and works!

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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  1. Pingback: Minnesota Broadband Advisory Task Force Meeting August 26 – full notes « Blandin on Broadband

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