Windomnet gets Courageous Broadband Leadership Award from Blandin Foundation

I shared the live unveiling last week during the broadband conference but each of the winners has worked hard and I didn’t do individual posts about each one so I’ll post these local announcements as I see them. This one comes from KEYC Mankato News

Jeff Dahna is the General Manager of WindomNet, Windom’s Internet provider.

This month, Windomnet was recognized with a Courageous Leadership Award from the Blandin Foundation for their leadership in Broadband.

Windom became the state’s first city to operate a municipal fiber-to-the-home network between 2004 and 2005.

Now, schools are able to use Broadband Internet to help students complete homework at home online.

Medical facilities can take advantage of telemedicine opportunities.

And Broadband Internet provides opportunities for residents, like Dahna, to work from home.

“Instead of having to travel for two hours, you can take something in 20 minutes and have it completed, that might, you’d have to travel to work.”

Here’s a video of the award from the conference…

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