Introducing Blandin Broadband Lunch Bunch twice-monthly online discussion series

The Blandin Broadband Team is kicking off a new virtual series for 2021 – the Blandin Broadband Lunch Bunch. It will happen the second and third Wednesdays of the month from noon to 1pm.

Meetings will alternate between Broadband Infrastructure and Digital Use and Equity. The idea is to get colleagues in a shared space, introduce a topic and talk. We learned at the 2020 Broadband conference that people really enjoyed the opportunity to talk and we often found that the wisdom is in the room, even in a Zoom room. Topics will be announced monthly and may include some experts to get the ball rolling. Here’s what we have for January:

Lunch Bunch on Broadband Infrastructure Jan 13: Everything You Want to Discuss about RDOF

The FCC’s Rural Development Opportunity Fund is a game changer for rural broadband development.  Are the pending results of the reverse auction a win, loss or is the game still in play.  Come bring your questions, share what you know  and tell the group how the RDOF auction is changing your local broadband strategies.

(Register now – for the first, all or several of the upcoming sessions.)

Lunch Bunch on Digital Use and Equity Jan 21: Share a success story

Session moved to Jan 21, to not conflict with the inauguration on Jan 20.

Pleasure join us for the inaugural Lunch Bunch on Digital Use and Equity Jan 21 from noon to 1pm. It’s an opportunity to talk turkey with colleagues and cohorts around Minnesota and beyond! Normally they will be on a specific (but loose) topic but to get the ball rolling, I wanted to invite planner and folks from the front lines to share their best stories of success. Please come and brag!

It will give us some good ideas to replicate. It will give us stories to share with legislators. Most of all, it will help set the stage of success for 2021!

(Register now – for the first, all or several of the upcoming sessions.)

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About Ann Treacy

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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