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Preconference: Comprehensive community approach to broadband
Overview of key elements of community broadband work: digital inclusion; broadband-based economic development; and broadband applications. Presenter - Bill Coleman with Community Technology Advisors.
Track 1: Digital Inclusion
Digital Inclusion Building Blocks, Sam Drong, PCs for People Digital Literacy: Bridges to Career and Academic Success for Low-skilled Adults, Jen Vanek, DEED Digital Literacy for New Americans, Fatima Said, Project FINE Broadband Provider Digital Inclusion Programs: Lifeline, Tom Simmons, Midcontinent Communications
Track 2: Business and Economic Development
Community broadband initiatives must address more than fiber optics, towers and hardware. This rack, on provided information on the most effective broadband-based economic development strategies that your community could implement. Broadband Superstars: Businesses Knocking it out of the Park in Northwest Minnesota, Michelle Landsverk, Landsverk Associates Motivating Business Broadband …
Track 3: Broadband Infrastructure Development
Community broadband initiatives must address more than fiber optics, towers and hardware. But without quality broadband networks, there are significant limitations to achieve the full benefits of broadband. This track, provides information on success stories, stories in process and the pay-offs from world-class broadband.
Track 4: Applications
This track on applications showcased exciting uses for broadband happening right now and soon in the future in our Minnesota communities. Health Care Applications, Jenelle O’Donnell, Winona Health Wi-Fi on School Busses, Steve Bistrop, Milaca Schools Connecting the Notes, Paul Babcock, MacPhail Center for Music Collaboration Platform: Videoconferencing, Dan Driscoll, Video Guid…
Minnesota Ultra High-Speed Broadband Report
MN Ultra High-Speed Task Force