Broadband changes lives – mother of 5 gets degrees and becomes mayor with online education

Yesterday I attended the Chisago Broadband Summit. I’m working on the notes, which I will post later today but I wanted to share one story from the event from Mayor Kristen Kennedy from North Branch, MN. It’s a personal story on what a difference broadband made to her life.

I hear a lot of stories and Mayor Kennedy’s struck me. She is clearly smart and driven but that isn’t always enough, you need opportunity and broadband brought her the opportunity…

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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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