EVENT Jan 25: Internet for All: Connecting One Minnesota Workshop

This will be an informative day, hosted by the Office of Broadband Development…

Internet for All: Connecting One Minnesota Workshop
Wed, January 25, 2023, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
Mystic Lake Center 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd Prior Lake, MN 55372

The Minnesota Office of Broadband Development, Association of Minnesota Counties, League of Minnesota Cities, and the Minnesota Association of Townships, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration invite you to the Internet for All: Connecting One Minnesota Workshop in Prior Lake, MN!

This day long workshop will bring together critical partners in Minnesota from the federal, state, tribal, and local governments, industry, and other key collaborators to discuss coordination on broadband efforts as the state prepares to receive significant broadband funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Connecting all people in Minnesota to affordable, reliable high-speed internet is critical to our economic stability and this event will provide an opportunity for us to discuss ways we can work together to efficiently and effectively utilize these federal dollars to the maximum extent. Proposed agenda topics include:

Looking Back at Broadband in Minnesota

Connecting all Minnesotans to Broadband

Overview of Federal Broadband Funding Opportunities

Why Digital Equity Matters

Digital Equity in Practice

Industry Panel: Networking Design and Build

Local Coordination: How to Get Involved

Barriers to Broadband Access and Tools to Break Them Down

Networking And Office Hours with the Minnesota Broadband Office and NTIA

Additional Details

Registration will open at 8:30 am; the program will begin at 9:00 am.

There is no fee to attend this event.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you have any special dietary needs, please contact Julia Pulidindi at (202) 748-7878 or jpulidindi@ntia.gov by Wednesday, January 18, 2023.

Upon request, accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided by calling (202) 748-7878 or emailing jpulidindi@ntia.gov 10 days before the event (Monday, January 16, 2023.)

Also upon request, voice interpretation services (in Hmong, Somali, and Spanish) will be made available by contacting Julia Pulidindi at (202) 748-7878 or jpulidindi@ntia.gov by Monday, January 16, 2023.

For those requiring accommodations, hotel rooms are available at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 548-8536.

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