EVENTS: Blandin Broadband Lunch Bunch Feb Topics: Talking with MN Leg (Feb 10) & Digital Navigators (Feb 24)

Well, the first month went so well we are continuing the Broadband Lunch Bunch sessions – alternating between Broadband Infrastructure and Digital Use and Equity. The idea is to get colleagues in a shared space, introduce a topic and talk. Infrastructure will happen on the second Wednesday of the month and Digital Use and Equity on the fourth. Please note! The Digital Use were originally scheduled for the third Wednesday but we realized that conflicted with the NDIA (National Digital Inclusion Alliance) monthly 101 webinars.

(Side note: If you previously registered for the Digital Use and Equity events before – please re-register. The registration were unfortunately lost in the date transition – but we learned something new!)

Talking with Legislators about Broadband (Feb 10 noon to 1pm CST)
Last fall, we heard a lot about the importance of broadband from legislative candidates across the state and across the aisle.  The commitment will now be illustrated by votes soon to be taken on appropriations bills in St. Paul.  Legislators tell us that they need to hear from constituents to keep an issue at the top of the priority pile.  What are the best ways to do this?  What is your experience with talking with legislators?  What can we learn from other issue advocates?  Be ready to share your success stories, failures and lessons learned.  Register here 

Digital Navigators What, how & why (Feb 24 noon to 1pm CST)
Digital Navigators are individuals who help people (or organizations) through the process of finding the best digital solutions to meet their needs. It scored highly on our interest survey last month and we have (at least) two Lunch Bunchers who are willing to share their expertise with the group – one national and one focused on Minnesota schools. So please come with questions, ideas and solutions. Register here.

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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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