Task Force Meeting coming September 18

Just a reminder of the next Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force next week – on September 19. It’s back at Thomson Reuters in Eagan. Here are the details and agenda:

Friday, September 18, 2009
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location Thomson Reuters D4 – Special Events Room
610 Opperman Drive
Eagan, MN 55123 Agendas and meeting dates available at www.ultra-highspeed-mn.org

9:30 – 9:45: Opening comments; review meeting agenda; Approve meeting minutes from August 21st meeting 9:45 – 10:00: Public comment
10:00 – 10:45: Final Broadband Mapping Report – Brent Legg, Connected Nation
10:45 – 10:55: Review and approve symmetry language
10:55 – 11:10: Break
11:10 – 11:50: Role of Government – sub-group report
• Review and approve language for the report
• [Tom Garrison, Mike O’Connor, Vijay Sethi, Karen Smith, John Stanoch, Robyn West]
11:50 – 12:30: Recommendation #5 – Evaluation and recommendation of security, vulnerability, and redundancy actions necessary to ensure reliability – sub-group report
• Review sub-group recommendations
• [Mike O’Connor, Steve Cawley, Craig Taylor, Jack Ries/Gopal Khanna, Shirley Walz]
12:30 – 1:00: Break for Lunch 1:00 – 1:30: Ongoing Council – sub-group report
• Review and approve sub-group recommendations
• [Mike O’Connor, Steve Cawley, Mary Ellen Wells, John Stanoch]
1:30 – 2:15: Discuss and provide feedback on report draft (v4)
2:15 – 2:45: Recommendation #4 – Evaluation of strategies, financing, financial incentives used in other states/countries to support broadband development and Recommendation #6 – Cost estimate – sub-group report
• Review sub-group recommendations
• [John Gibbs, Dan McElroy, John Stanoch, Dick Sjoberg, Diane Wells]
2:45 – 3:00: Plans for Upcoming Meetings
• October 2nd,16th, 30th Thomson Reuters
• Report release on November 9th
• Blandin Conference November 18-19 in Duluth
3:00: Closing comments, adjourn meeting
3:15 – 4:15: Optional: Thomson Reuters Data Center Tour

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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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