Bill Coleman and I are in Nashville this week at the 2018 Fiber Connect conference. We are here talking up Minnesota – specifically the five communities we highlighted in our recent report Measuring ROI of Rural Broadband Investments.
Turns out the Minnesota reputation precedes us. Lots of questions about the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development and the broadband grants. Also lots of praise.
Also I think people were pleased to think about community ROI. The idea that a community reaps economic benefits (even if the provider doesn’t) helps create a more compelling case for public private partnership.
I am taking notes on various sessions and will report back with what we’re learning.