Broadband is a bright idea that sets Bemidji apart

In a commentary in the Bemidji Pioneer, Dave Hengel from Greater Bemidji outlines the four things that he thinks sets Bemidji apart, including broadband…

World class broadband technology — In our region we are blessed with unrivaled access to technology due to the broadband investments of Paul Bunyan Communications and Midco. Accessing high-speed internet here has become matter of fact for us. It’s like turning a light on — when we flick the switch we expect it to go on. That is not true throughout the nation. The fact is the greater Bemidji region has one of the nation’s largest all-fiber broadband network, and Beltrami County was named the most wired county in Minnesota. Now that is a big deal.

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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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