As the need for better broadband everywhere becomes more evident every day, are you – as an elected official, government staff or concerned citizen – wondering how to get your community or county on the right path to fixing the problem? Would you like a better understanding of how to organize your area, select the right technology, attract the right project partners and obtain the necessary project, including grants, funding? The Blandin Broadband Leadership Webinar Series is for you.
The first of ten webinars over the next five weeks is March 31 at 9 a.m. CDT. Join Bernadine Joselyn, Blandin’s Director of Public Policy and Engagement, Angie Dickison of MN DEED’s Office of Broadband Development and Bill Coleman of Community Technology Advisors as they share their expertise on community broadband development.
- Bernadine will discuss the critical role for community leaders in addressing broadband shortcomings in their communities and Blandin’s commitment to helping leaders navigate this challenge.
- Angie will encourage participants to become active in developing and supporting applications to the state’s Border to Border Broadband grant program and provide examples where community involvement, in partnership with private sector providers, has made a positive difference in project funding decisions.
- Bill will step participants through the Community Broadband Development Process and showcase how the webinars will provide a start-to-finish guide to developing community consensus, broadband partnerships and successful project applications.
Click here to complete the week one pre-webinar survey. Your responses will help inform the presentations and kick-off the Q&A.
Join us by clicking here: https://zoom.us/j/607332007 Pre-registration is not required.