Senator Klobuchar Broadband Summit Invitation

I wanted to made sure folks saw the following invitation…

US Senator Amy Klobuchar will host a Broadband Summit at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management to discuss the need for making high-speed broadband available to all Minnesotans. Senator Klobuchar will be joined by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski and will gather input and ideas on broadband access from community and business leaders.

At the summit, FCC Genachowski will give the keynote address to the followed by a panel discussion moderated by Senator Klobuchar.

US Senator Amy Klobuchar
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

Pam Lehmann, Director, Lac qui Parle EDA
Tim Lovaasen, President, Minnesota Communications Workers of America
Bernadine Joselyn, Director of Public Policy and Engagement, Blandin Foundation
Bruce Kerfoot, President and Owners, Gunflint Lodge Grand Marais, MN
Rick King, VP and COO for Thompson Reuters & Chair, Minnesota Broadband Task Force

Tuesday August 24, 2010 10 am to 12 pm

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management – 3M Auditorium
321 19th Ave South, Minneapolis MN 55455

Please RSVP to this event by emailing

This event is free and open to the public.

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

8 thoughts on “Senator Klobuchar Broadband Summit Invitation

  1. I’m writing up my notes from last night just now. Ironically the notes are actually written, I’m waiting for my video to upload.

    I’d love to see the same enthusiasm next week.

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  4. Will there be an opportunity for public input? The timing and outline described above makes it seem like there may not be an opportunity for the general public to offer comments.

  5. Arif,

    I don’t think the intention of the meeting is public input but I will try to find out if it might be an option. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear anything.

    I thought your comments were good at the FCC meeting this week. As I recall you talked about the prevalence of the Internet in everything you do for folks.


  6. Unfortunately, I’m not able to attend the meeting this morning. Look forward to hearing about it via this blog and tweets though.

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