Minnesota Broadband Task Force – Mike O’Connor

Earlier this summer Governor Pawlenty announced the member of the new Broadband Task Force – including Blandin Foundation Broadband Strategy Board member Mike O’Connor.

Mike is representing the urban user; he has started a Broadband Task Force blog to let us know how it’s going and just as importantly to get feedback from urban constituents – well I’d say Mike would like to hear from us all, but again urban is his beat for the Task Force.

Mike was also kind enough to let me know how the Task Force is going – although me asking him was kind of like asking how the new job is going before noon on the first day.

We’re still in the formation stages. we had an informal kickoff meeting over lunch, but the good stuff will start with our first “real” meeting in August. Rick King (our chair) has a domain-name for the “official” site which I’ve linked to on my little http://www.urbanusers.com site — but there’s nothing there yet.

I know that a fair number of us are interested in doing something very forward-looking. And the Governor has asked Rick for an “actionable report” (according to Rick at our kickoff). So we’ll see how we do.

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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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