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:
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.