Broadening Our Broadband West Central Initiative Conference and Notes

It’s been a great day of broadband conversations around the state. Three regional broadband conferences happened today and I’ll post on each separately. (There will be eight regional meetings leading up to statewide fall conference Oct 12-14.)

see video

Run of day:

  • State of the state –  Diane Wells, from Office of Broadband Development gave a high level look at the funding processes in development and a quick mapping demo and resources, especially look at access in the area
  • Three presenters (Todd Johnson, Traverse County, Amy Baldwin, Otter Tail County and Ann Treacy of Blandin on Broadband) will talk about broadband projects on the ground.
  • Lead For Minnesota fellow, Carter Grupp, will introduce himself.
  • Discussion of regional work and issues


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