Throughout the conference, attendees worked on creating a Minnesota Broadband Vision. (I wrote earlier about the process.) The penultimate activity of the day was to solidify the vision:
Everyone in Minnesota will be able to use convenient, affordable world-class broadband networks that enable us to survive and thrive in our communities and across the globe.
Once the vision was formulated, we got working on ways to spread the vision to policy makers, community leaders, well really everyone in Minnesota. Here’s a quick video of the ideas that emerged…
Many of Minnesota’s best rural broadband services are provided by cooperatives. Find out if a cooperative model might work for your community, and how existing cooperatives might be your best bet for a public-private partnership.
Moderated by Shannon Heim, Senior Counsel, Dykema
Joe Buttweiler, Partnership Development Manager, Consolidated Telephone Co.
Stacy Cluff, Supervisor, IT & Network Security, Mille Lacs Energy
Joel Dahlgren, General Counsel, RS Fiber; Chief Risk Officer, United Farmers Coop
Kyle Oldre, Administrator & Emergency Management Director, Rock County
Note: I am hoping to upload video from this session over the weekend – but in the meantime I wanted to get the basic info out in a timely fashion.