Co-ops and Broadband Deployment: 2015 #MNBroadband Conference


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.

Intro to Community Broadband Notes: 2015 #MNBroadband Conference

Intro to Community Broadband with Dave Russell, Calix; Albert Kangas, Palmer Wireless; Paul Solsrud, Cooperative Network Services; moderated by Bill Coleman, Community Technology Advisors


Are you still working after years of trying to get better broadband within your city or across your county? Or are you just getting started? This session will provide basics about community organizing, wired and wireless technology options, and business and partnership models.