Evolving Technology: Where we’ll be in 2020

The next presentation brought us a glimpse of the future from the industry perspective. Brent Legg (Connected Nation) led a discussion with Jake Anderson (BEVCOMM), Bennett Gamel (CenturyLink) and Tony Mayer (West Central Telephone Company). It was heartening to hear how much they have considered new ways to get onto the Internet from iPads to connected refrigerators. They are making plans – Tony mentioned that most of his customers can get 100 Mbps – they just need to ask. And folks are looking at fiber to the node at least. I think I heard someone talk about a Gig – like to hear that from a provider!

And of course a lot of the questions and answers came down to video. Video is clearly a killer app and a killer driver in planning and adoption.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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