New MN Broadband Task Force is announced by Gov Walz & Lt Gov Flanagan

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband. The task force will put forward policies to help ensure every Minnesotan has access to high-speed broadband, no matter their zip code. Term is effective: October 14, 2019 and expires in April 2, 2023. I have added affiliation where I could find it:

Tewodros Bekele – Lake Elmo, MN
Chair
Land O’Lakes – SVP and CTO (I assume)

Nolan Cauthen – Crystal, MN
Member
CenturyLink – Broadband Tech (I assume)

Dale Cook – Minneapolis, MN
Member
Live to Learn, Aspen Institute Fellow (I’m thnking)

Steve Fenske – Buffalo, MN
Member
Minnesota Association of Townships – Attorney

Steve Giorgi – Virginia, MN
Member
RAMS – Executive director(I assume)

Shannon Heim – Minneapolis, MN
Member
Moss & Barnett, P.A.

Marc Johnson – Mora, MN
Member
ECMECC

Bernadine Joselyn – Grand Rapids, MN
Member
Blandin Foundation

Brian Krambeer – Rushford, MN
Member
MI Energy – CIO

Micah Myers – Watkins, MN
Member
GraNet (I’m thinking)

Theresa Sunde – Waseca, MN
Member
MediaCom

James Weikum – Biwabik, MN
Member
Arrowhead Library System – Executive Director

Paul Weirtz – Bayport, MN
Member
AT&T – President of AT&T MN

David Wolf – Brandon, MN
Member
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone – CEO (I assume)

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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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