Blandin Webinar Aug 10: Breaking broadband barriers with affordable computers and connectivity

As part of the “Leave no one unconnected” series, August’s webinar will focus on options for low income households. Research shows that 13 percent of Americans do not use the Internet. Cost isn’t the only barrier, but it’s a big one. We’ll talk about who isn’t online, why they aren’t and why that matters. Then we’ll look at some solutions that are working to get computers and reduced rate broadband subscriptions in the hands of those who need it.

Speakers include:

Ann Treacy main author of the Blandin on Broadband blog, tracking broadband progress and policy in rural Minnesota.

Sam Drong from PCs for People with a goal to distributing 12,000 computers to people who need them in 2017. Service area includes all of Minnesota and beyond!

Anna Boroff from MNCCA (Minnesota Cable Communications Association) with members who have deployed programs to provide affordable broadband to low income customers.

When: Aug 10, 2017 03:00 PM
(Register here!)

This entry was posted in Blandin Foundation, Conferences, Digital Divide, MN by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

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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