EVENT Sep 16: South Central & Southeast Regional Broadband Conference

An invitation to a regional broadband meeting, which is being held as a precursor to the MN Broadband Conference in October…

South Central & Southeast Regional Broadband Conference is being hosted by Region Nine Development CommissionSouthern Minnesota Initiative FoundationSE MN TogetherSoutheastern Minnesota League of Municipalitieswith support from Blandin Foundation and the MN Office of Broadband Development as part of the annual broadband conference, Building on Broadband: Inspiring Progress. This year’s statewide conference is virtual, and will take place October 12-14, with the 12th being dedicated to regional updates. You’re invited! Visit the conference webpage for more information.

Join us Thursday, September 16, for a regional broadband conference at the Owatonna Arts Center. This will be a hybrid conference allowing for in-person and virtual attendance. Hosts are actively monitoring the COVID-19 infectious rates and will notify attendees if a virtual only format is necessary. See the draft agenda .

As counties and statewide Regional Development Commissions (RDCs) consider how to use American Recovery Act funds for broadband investments, now is a good time to ask:

  • Who is being served?
  • Who is being left behind?
  • What are our opportunities to collaborate or stretch dollars?
  • How will we maximize these investments to spur equitable economic recovery?
  • What action steps are needed at the local level to support successful implementation?

Feedback gathered during the conference will be compiled with other RDC findings and rolled up to the Blandin Foundation’s statewide conference (virtual), and taking place October 12-14, with the 12th being dedicated to regional updates. You’re invited! Visit the conference webpage for more information.

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