Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force

blog_taskforceMark your calendars – the Broadband Task Force meets next Friday. The good news is that you can now attend remotely – so long as you can get yourself to a video conference location. If you can’t get there, don’t worry I’ll be taking notes and will hope to post them as soon as possible.

Note: I think they plan to take comments from the public at later meetings but that the agenda this time around is pretty tight so they are inviting people more to observe than actively participate.

Here are the agenda and the video locations:

Meeting Agenda

Location Friday, January 16, 2008
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Video Conference Locations
See below  for a listing of locations
Public Notice Agendas and meeting dates available at www.ultra-highspeed-mn.org  

  • 9:30 – 9:45 Opening comments; review meeting agenda
    Approve meeting minutes from December 19th meeting
  • 9:45 – 10:00 Public comments, other correspondence and website comments
  • 10:00 – 11:15 Review Summary of State Reports – JoAnne Johnson, Jack Ries, John Gibbs, Mike O’Connor
  • 11:15 – 11:30 Break
  • 11:30 – 12:15 Values Discussion – Diane Wells
  • 12:15 – 12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45 – 1:45 K12 Education & Public Libraries
    • Marla Davenport, TIES and Mary Mehsikomer, NW-LINKS Coordinator – K-12 Education (25 min)
    • Ken Behringer, Dakota County Library – Public Libraries (20 min)
    • Questions and discussion (15 min)
  • 1:45 – 2:15 Report History Chapter – Mike O’Connor
    • Review draft of History chapter
  • 2:15 – 3:00 Task Force action items and plans for upcoming meetings
    • Assign additional report chapters
    • Video conferencing for future sessions
    • Locations of meetings in greater MN (June – August) – Peg Werner
    • February meeting topics
      • Municipal, County & City Panel – Robyn West
      • Broadband mapping report
      • Rey Ramsey – “One Economy” speaker – Dick Sjoberg
    • March and April agendas – reference Planning Calendar
  • 3:00 Adjourn

Video Conference Locations
Friday, January 16, 2008
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  1. MetNet (host) – St. Paul
    Metropolitan State University, 700 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
    (Library – 302)
    Driving Directions and Campus Map:
    Library is across 7th Street (building E on the map)
  2. COMET – Southeast Rochester
    Rochester Community and Technical College, 851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904
    (Science & Technology – 114)
    Driving Directions: http://www.rctc.edu/campustour/getting-to-ucr.html
    Building Maps: http://www.rctc.edu/campustour/maps/buildingmaps.html
  3. NEAT – Northeast Duluth
    Lake Superior College, 2101 Trinity Road, Duluth, MN 55811
    Driving Directions: http://www.lsc.cc.mn.us/CampusMaps/driving.cfm
    Room Map: http://www.lsc.cc.mn.us/CampusMaps/Maps1.pdf 
  4. NETS – Northwest Crookston
    University of Minnesota – Crookston, 2900 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716
    (Kiehle Building – 105)
    Driving Directions: http://www.umcrookston.edu/info/tours/images/inset3.gif
    Campus Map: http://www.umcrookston.edu/info/tours/documents/UMC_Campus_Map_Fall_2006.pdf 
  5. SHOT – Southwest Marshall
    Southwest Minnesota State University, 1501 State St, Marshall, MN 56258
    (Bellows Academic Center – 524)
    Driving Directions:
    Campus Map: http://www.smsu.edu/Admission/Registration/map.pdf 
  6. CMDLN – Central St. Cloud
    St. Cloud State University, 720 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301
    (James W. Miller Learning Resources Center – B17)
    Driving Directions and Campus Map: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/campusmap/default.asp?d=mapParking
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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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