Broadband Bald Eagles in Hutchinson

You know it’s an early spring when there are stories about eagles and broadband in February! Usually these articles don’t pop up until April. But it’s always fun to see a broadband application that’s fun and educational and  now pretty easy to do. FOX9 reports…

High-speed internet provider Broadband Corp. is live streaming a bald eagle cam near Hutchinson in south central Minnesota on a UStream channel.

The nest sits 75 feet up a tree. The camera providing the live look-in is 100 percent solar-powered. You can check it out at and even look back at recorded videos of active scenes from the nest.

I’ve set up UStream channels and show so I can tell you with great certainty that the toughest part of this job was getting the cameras in place. Then it’s just a matter of aiming and clicking the play button. UStream offers free (and enhanced) streaming options. You just have to have enough broadband to upload the video from location and download to view.

This entry was posted in Broadband Applications, education, MN, Rural 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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