June 12 free Blandin webinar: Approaches for Local Governments to Expand Internet Access

An invitation to the next Blandin webinar. It looks good. It’s open to everyone. I will post the archive after the fact…

Approaches for Local Governments to Expand Internet Access
Thursday, June 12 from 3-4pm
Register: http://tinyurl.com/puhlcds

Chris Mitchell from the Institute for Local Self Reliance has long been an advocate and supporter of community-owner and/or operative broadband networks. Recently he and his colleague Lisa Gonzalez wrote a policy brief on the state of broadband in rural Minnesota – featuring local communities who have pursued public or public-private partnership for a community broadband network. Communities include Lac qui Parle County, Scott County, Windom, Sibley County, Monticello, Chaska and Buffalo. (Download the report here: http://tinyurl.com/qbhqwv3.)

Chris will talk about the successes and barriers that the communities have experienced – giving participants a chance to learn from their neighbors.

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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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