2021 MN Broadband Day One: Welcome with Senator Amy Klobuchar

Very excited to have a welcome from Blandin Foundation’s Bernadine Joselyn and a ton setting from Senator Amy Klobuchar welcome us to day one of the conference: Building on Broadband Inspiring Progress:

Chat from the session:

Senator Klobuchar

09:21:56 From  Barbara Droher Kline  to  Everyone:

When will we hear on RDOF?

09:25:05 From  Michael Schumacher  to  Everyone:

Where I reside, “Rural” often applies to businesses and residential customers near the city center!

09:25:10 From  Marc Johnson  to  Everyone:

The FCC released more RDOF info last week. A few Minnesota projects were announced. https://blandinonbroadband.org/2021/10/08/more-rdof-grants-made-16406-locations-in-mn-no-word-on-ltd/

09:27:13 From  Anne Brataas  to  Everyone:

‹Yes, so true about Cook County—from Anne in Grand Marais! Thank you Senator and Joe! A question: is there $ to fund public education on civil, civic  best-practices broadband use? I work with young children, and worry worst-case practices, as outlined by Awesome Whistleblower Frances Haugen, may dominate.

09:27:14 From  Melinda Miller  to  Everyone:

In Emergency COmmuications, we talk urban, suburban, rural and wilderness.

09:28:10 From  Diane Wells, MN Office of Broadband Dev./DEED  to  Everyone:

Minnesota did a state Border to Border grant program that included Whalan so there is fiber there from AcenTek.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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