NATOA Community Broadband Awards – deadline June 3

I’d love to see Minnesota sweep the awards. Maybe there’s someone you could nominate…

What are the NATOA Community Broadband Awards?

In recognition of the broadening role of government in technology, NATOA proudly honors outstanding individuals and projects that seek to improve government and public options in broadband technology. This exceptional awards program was initiated to recognize and highlight some of the many extraordinary efforts going on at the local level to bring the benefits of technology to American communities. Throughout the United States, numerous exceptional leaders in government, business and the community are serving as champions of local interests and needs in broadband and technology. NATOA’s Community Broadband Awards annually recognize these efforts and achievements. The Award recipients are highlighted on NATOA’s website.

What are the Award categories?

Awards are presented annually in the following FIVE categories:

◦Community Broadband Hero of the Year – individual award

◦Community Broadband Project of the Year

◦Community Broadband Strategic Plan of the Year

◦Community Broadband Digital Equity Project of the Year

◦Community Broadband Innovative Partnership Award

How do I nominate my community for a Community Broadband Award?

The nominee and/or nominator DOES NOT need to be a member of NATOA – these awards are designed to recognize the best of the best throughout the county. There is NO FEE TO ENTER and all entries are encouraged. 2016 winners will be announced at the 2016 Annual Conference taking place September 19-22, 2016 in Austin, TX. If you have questions, please contact Brian Roberts at To submit a nomination for the 2016 Community Broadband Awards, fill out the entry form HERE. Nominations are due by June 3, 2016.

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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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