Understanding Minnesota’s Broadband Landscape: An Overview of the Connect Minnesota Project

Conference co-hosts Connect Minnesota presented their online tools and recently refurbished web site to the crowd at the 2011 Border to Border Broadband Conference.

Connect Minnesota has a collection of the mapping and tools available. Last summer they did a phone-based survey with residents focusing on broadband use; they also have an ongoing project mapping broadband access in the state. Here’s more info on bother from their website:

Consumer Broadband Adoption Trends
Connect Minnesota has conducted a survey of 3,032 residents across the state to see if they access broadband, and if so, how they are using it. In addition, we have conducted the largest state-level survey of people who do not subscribe to broadband to see what is preventing them from joining the digital community. Get more info by visiting the site to check out their interactive infographic.

Broadband Landscape
The Connect Minnesota mapping initiative is working closely with broadband providers from across the state to develop a variety of broadband inventory maps for public use.

This entry was posted in Broadband Summit 2011, MN, Research by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

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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