EVENT Aug 24: Critical Access: Broadband Expansion in Minnesota

From AARP Minnesota (with a thanks for ILSR for the heads up)…

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Critical Access: Broadband Expansion in Minnesota

START DATE:8/24/2022

START TIME:1:00 PM CDT

DURATION:60 MINUTES

ABSTRACT:

Access to high-speed internet is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. Whether for work, school, health, civic participation, public safety and any other aspect of life, our society is online more every day. However, broadband infrastructure has not been deployed evenly to communities across the state, and many residents lack access. The good news is our state and federal governments have made significant new investments to expand infrastructure. The challenge now is for local leaders and residents to learn how to participate and ensure the expansion happens in their communities where people need access in an equitable way.

In this webinar, Christopher Mitchell, Director of Community Broadband Networks with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance will explain how broad band expansion works, new opportunities for funding, and how local leaders and residents can bring new projects to their communities. Representatives from the [Area Agency on Aging] and AARP will also discuss policy solutions and digital navigation skills for all residents to utilize high-speed internet where it exists.

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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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