Annual Conference 2021
Online · October 12-14, 2021
This year, we’ve all lived through a shared, but unique, experience. What was yours like? How did broadband help or hinder – or motivate – you, or your community?
We know rural Minnesotans keenly felt how important a strong, reliable broadband connection is. When kids can’t go to school, adults can’t work, and families can’t access needed resources, our communities suffer. By working together, though, our communities can forge solutions. Countless rural Minnesota communities have shown the way. Your community can too!
In October, broadband champions in your region and across the state gathered for a 3-day virtual conference to hear what’s happening around the state — what is being accomplished, what is still needed, and how we can inspire each other to keep at it! Hosted by Blandin Foundation with support from the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development.
Session Notes and Recordings
At regional gatherings ahead of the conference, more than 300 rural Minnesotans shared their thoughts on what the state needs to prepare for the coming federal broadband funding.
|East Central: Region 7E plus Aitkin County||October 6||Meeting Notes and Video|
|North Central: Region 5||September 30||Meeting Notes and Audio|
|Northwest & Headwaters: Regions 1, 2||September 29||Meeting Notes and Video|
|Central: Region 7W||September 23||Meeting Notes and Video|
|Arrowhead: Region 3 minus Aitkin County||September 22||Meeting Notes and Video|
|West Central: Region 4||September 16||Meeting Notes and Video|
|Upper MN Valley, Mid-Minnesota, and Southwest: Regions 6W, 6E, 8||September 16||Meeting Notes and Video|
|Southeast & South Central: Regions 9, 10||September 16||Meeting Notes and Video|
Not sure which region? See this map and list of MN’s economic development regions:
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Community Broadband Program - Public Policy & Engagement