Catching up with broadband projects in Aitkin MN: Hotspots that have encouraged private investment in FTTH, landing page, training

Today we’re in Aitkin talking with people about their broadband projects.  They have been part of a project (IRBC) with the Blandin Foundation and IRRRB focused on increasing use of broadband in the area. I’ll include full notes below – … Continue reading

Broadband Efforts in Aitkin County – Wifi filling the gap between the haves and have-nots

This month I am traveling with the Blandin crew to visit various Iron Range Broadband Communities – communities that have been making a concerted effort to improve broadband access in their area. This week we stopped by Aitkin to talk … Continue reading

Aitkin County gets Blandin grants for wifi, community website and high tech conference center

The Aitkin Age reports on Aitkin County’s community broadband partnership with the Blandin Foundation, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) and St. Louis County. They have been working on plans and have recently received funding for a few specific … Continue reading

Rep Thissen talks broadband in Aitkin: can’t get work done without better broadband

Representative Thissen visited two communities yesterday to talk about broadband Pine City and Aitkin. (I wrote about Pine City earlier.) There were quite a few people in Aitkin including economic developers, several local business people, providers, community leaders and residents. … Continue reading

DFL Caucus to talk Broadband in Aitkin (Sep 17) and Pallisade (Sep 29): Come join the conversation

House DFL Leader Paul Thissen has planned two more conversations about broadband in September. Last month the DFL Caucus held similar conversation is Willmar and Morris. From what I observed at the earlier meetings, the legislators are there is listen. … Continue reading