Nobles County adds hotspots and looks at broadband feasibility study with Blandin grants

According to the Fulda Free Press

Nobles County was named a Blandin Broadband Community in November 2014, one of 10 selected across rural Minnesota. The county took the first granting opportunity to educate and train a cross-section of the community, from teaching basic computer skills to diverse community groups to training small business owners how to better market online.

Awards from this grant round will address the community-identified priority of enhancing broadband access. *NEON Hot Spots: Project support to provide more accessible, reliable and affordable access to Internet services for the rural residents of Nobles County as part of the Broadband Program in Minnesota.

*Feasibility Study: Project support to conduct a feasibility study to gather information and provide a decision making path for local officials to meet the goal of ubiquitous broadband coverage across Nobles County as part of the Broadband Program in rural Minnesota.

Coordinating the Blandin Broadband Communities work is Nobles County Economic Opportunity Network (NEON).

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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