UPDATE: the three communities have been chosen. Thank you!
Three rural communities will take a great leap forward in their knowledge of how to improve their broadband at the fall Border to Border Broadband Conference by taking part in a broadband planning exercise or charrette over the course of the conference. Two of the three spots are already spoken for and we are seeking a third to fill our capacity. Each team will go through a mini-feasibility study process assisted by their own nationally recognized planning consultant. By the end of the conference, the community teams will have more knowledge of technology options, costs, finance, operating scenarios and partnerships.
We require a minimum of five community members to come to the conference and participate on the team. Other conference attendees from other communities may join your team as interested participants. Conference registration fees will be waived though communities are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Communities will also be required to conduct a community survey in advance of the conference as a key input into the planning process. This will be a great opportunity for a community – from a single community to a county!
For more information, contact Bill Coleman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-491-2551.