EVENT April 9: Blandin Broadband Leadership Webinar – Community Broadband Surveys

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 fourth of ten webinars – Community Broadband Surveys – over the next five weeks is April 9 at 9 am CDT.  Join Doug Dawson of CCG Consulting, Tom Johnson, County Coordinator for Nobles County and Nancy Hoffman, Executive Director of the Chisago County EDA/HRA as they talk about best practices in designing, implementing and interpreting community broadband surveys.

  • Doug has operated a number of ISPs and is a highly regarded community broadband consultant. Understanding the marketplace – who wants the service, what will they pay and who is the competition – is a critical requirement for successful broadband projects.  Doug will provide an overview of the entire survey process, including discussing the importance of the survey questions, the different ways to implement and promote the survey and results analysis.
  • Tom Johnson will talk about their experience in survey implementation in Nobles County and how the results led to successful broadband deployment. Tom will discuss the value in having key stakeholders participate in and promote the survey.
  • Nancy will explain the different survey approaches used to build community support for broadband and to attract broadband provider interest to invest in Chisago County.

Click here to complete the week two pre-webinar survey. Your responses will help inform the presentations and kick-off the Q&A.
Handouts:
Week Two Worksheets.
Corning Fiber Optics
Next Century Cities Toolkit (or download the PDF)
WISPA Graphic
Broadband Now
Maine Broadband Institute Guidebook 

Join us by clicking here.

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