Thank you MN Broadband Summit Sponsors 2019 #MNBroadband

A big thanks to the amazing groups that are sponsoring the 2019 MN Broadband Conference – Innovation: Putting Broadband to Work!

See you tomorrow! Can’t make it to Nisswa? We’ll be livestreaming.

Platinum Sponsor:

  • Minnesota Department of Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation – A unique State of Minnesota economic development agency located in Eveleth, Minnesota. Their mission is to promote and invest in business, community and workforce development for the betterment of northeastern Minnesota. Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation provides vital funding, including low or no interest loans and grants for businesses relocating or expanding in the region. Additionally, a variety of grants are available to local units of government, education institutions, and nonprofits that promote workforce development and sustainable communities.

Gold Sponsors:

  • ADTRAN – Adtran is a networking and access gear system company with many facets of access.  We have have been around since 1983 and believe in hardware and software that is SOLID and lasting.
  • Benton Institute for Broadband & Society – Benton believes that communications policy—rooted in the values of access, equity, and diversity—has the power to deliver new opportunities and strengthen communities to bridge our divides. Their goal is to bring open, affordable, high-capacity broadband to all people in the U.S. to ensure a thriving democracy.  (Check out their resources!)
  • Calix – Calix platforms empower our customers to build new business models, rapidly deploy new services and make the promise of the smart home and business a reality.
  • CTC – CTC offers state-of-the-art technology to homes and businesses in Central Minnesota. With our fiber optic network, CTC can offer our members the TV, phone, and Internet along with business phone systems and services. CTC has a unique history and we invite you to learn more about our cooperative.
  • Finley Engineering – Established in 1953, Finley Engineering is a multi-disciplined organization offering professional engineering and consulting services to the telecommunications, IP and electric power industries.
  • Initiative Foundation – The Initiative Foundation works daily to strengthen the economy and communities of Central Minnesota. They believe that local people have the greatest sum of initiative, knowledge and relationships to achieve a brighter future.
  • Northland Foundation – The Northland Foundation is a publicly supported foundation serving seven northeastern Minnesota counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis, and all or parts of five Tribal Nations within the same geographic boundaries: Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. Through grantmaking, an operating program, business lending, and special initiatives, we help people and communities in our region to move forward together.
  • The Northwest Minnesota Foundation invests resources, facilitates collaboration and promotes philanthropy to make the region a better place to live and work.Northwest Minnesota Foundation –
  • PCs for People – Through electronic reuse PCs for People provides the opportunity for all low-income individuals and nonprofits to benefit from the life changing impact of computers and mobile internet.
  • Sourcewell – For over 40 years, Sourcewell has helped government, education, and nonprofit agencies operate more efficiently. We help them save time and money with contract purchasing solutions that are solicited nationally.
  • Southwest Initiative Foundation – Our mission is connecting people, investing in ideas and building communities.
  • West Central Initiative – For many years, West Central Initiative embraces the identity of both a philanthropic and a planning organization. This decision affirms the tremendous value of planning and aligns our charitable purpose with the needs in our region.
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Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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