Border to Border Broadband: Call of Action will be held on February 4th-5th at the RiverCentre in St. Paul. There’s now an easy and accurate way for MN businesses and residents to find out which internet access providers are available in their area so they can make an educated decision when purchasing service (Connect MN Interactive Map). But there’s much more work to be done. It is time to get together and share ideas and comments on community broadband initiatives – from new technologies to digital inclusion.
As posted by Ann Tracey “Some of the questions that will be answered during the conference include:
- What is broadband and how do technologies compare?
- How is our community using broadband now?
- How can we use broadband as a tool for economic development?
On Wednesday morning, February 5, attendees will hear speakers on a range of topics put together.
- Broadband infrastructure development
- Fiber optic networks
- Wireless networks
- Successful public sector initiatives
- Broadband co-ops – a new take on an old model
- Common barriers to rural broadband deployment
- Digital inclusion
- Computer refurbishment strategies
- Digital literacy training
- Digital literacy for New Americans
- Broadband provider digital inclusion programs
- Business and Economic Development
- Hosting social media events
- Encouraging business adoption and utilization
- Gigabit networks for innovation
- Applications by sector”
This conference is great for those new to broadband initiatives and those seeking to broaden their approach. For more information on this event check out the Blandin Foundation a proud sponsor of Border to Border Broadband.
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