Monticello Fiber Optics Project: What Was Done and Next Steps

Telecommunications and Information Society Policy Forum, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, The League of Minnesota Cities present

The Monticello Fiber Optics Project: What Was Done and Next Steps
Oct. 31st – 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Roy Wilkins Room, HHH Institute of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota

The City of Monticello is planning to build a city wide fiber optics (FTTH) network intended to bring fiber to every home and business. Recently the residents authorized the building of a local telephone exchange for local telephone service by a margin of 74%. That vote opens the path to the next steps in financing, engineering, construction and launch of operations.

Members of the City of Monticello Fiber Optics Committee will talk about what was done and next steps in their project including key factors in their decisions, hurdles they have overcome and challenges that remain.

The Monticello project is a significant step in broadband development in Minnesota and it invites debate about implications for cities and broadband policy generally. You are invited to join that discussion.

Please RSVP to tisp@umn.edu or Matt Schmit at 612 626 0545.

The idea behind this Forum is simple and essential: purposeful exchange on key issues with engaged stakeholders to create a better information future.

This entry was posted in Conferences, FTTH, MN, Rural by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

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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