Know a young person with an opinion on broadband? We’d love to know them too.

The Blandin Foundation is listening for the voice of MN youth to share with Minnesota community leaders and policy makers. We would love your help collecting young voices.

If you’re a young person (say under 30) please feel free to tell us what you think.

Please send us a video (or upload it to YouTube and send us the link) with you and/or a friend answering the following questions:

  • What is your name? Where are you from?
  • How do you use the Internet today? (Work, school, entertainment, get news…)
  • How do you think you’ll use it in the future?
  • Where do you get connected and do you ever have difficulty getting online? What are your roadblocks?
  • Would you move to a community or house without broadband access?

We will show videos at the 2016 Broadband Conference in Duluth. (In fact if you send us a video, we will work out a “young voice waiver” for free admission.) We will post the videos on the Blandin on Broadband blog and will be finding ways to use the videos to let policymakers know how important affordable access is in Minnesota. We are interested in the urban and rural views so if you have a rural connection, we encourage you to include it!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or 651-239-4581.

Here’s a sample – the youth involved here is pretty young (my 12 year old daughter) but was ready, willing and able. And frankly even by 12, most folks who have had access to the Internet have an opinion:

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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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