Wednesday, October 13 -
Thursday, October 14, 2010
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
This year's Blandin Broadband Conference spotlighted communities across Minnesota that are Cultivating a Culture of Use through ARRA broadband funding. Their goal is ambitious - to create technologically and economically vital rural communities, competing and thriving in the broadband economy, with sustainable broadband adoption, job growth and wealth creation.
Experts, researchers, students and folks in the field who are creating programs to help boost broadband use in their communities participated in the conference. Attendees asked questions, told their stories, and followed up on the work of the Minnesota Ultra High-Speed Broadband Taskforce to answer the question, "Where are we now - one year later?"
Reports, news releases, video and photos from the conference are posted below.
Results from our latest survey of rural Minnesotans.
Community broadband project matching grants of $10,000 to $50,000 available. Click here for details.
The Foundation named nine communities as partners in a two-year broadband initiative. Find out which ones, and what they're working on to advance broadband in rural Minnesota.