Senator Klobuchar hosts public meeting on call completion: July 1 in East Grand Forks

Earlier this week at the MSBA meeting I heard that legislators (and others) need to learn more about how the technology works. Here’s a great opportunity – and it’s open to the public. Senator Klobuchar is going to East Grand Forks to learn more about call completion. It’s wonky but important for folks in rural areas who are sometimes unable to get calls from those free/cheap online phone services.

Here’s the invitation…

On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will meet with local businesses, telephone cooperatives and members of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance to discuss call completion challenges and the potential commercial and safety implications. In March, Klobuchar and Senator John Tester of Montana introduced bi-partisan legislation to address these challenges. The Improving Rural Quality and Reliability Act­ would direct the Federal Communications Commission to establish basic quality standards for providers that transmit voice calls to help ensure that businesses, families and emergency responders can count on phone calls being completed.

And details…

It’s Wednesday July 1st…10:15am East Grand Forks City Hall, 1st floor training room

A couple of years ago I wrote a more detailed piece on Call Completion. If the concept is new, the post might be useful.

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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.

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