Blandin on Broadband

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Information on broadband use, access, and trends especially in rural Minnesota. Sponsored by the Blandin Foundation and their Broadband Initiative.

Located: St Paul, Minnesota
Tags: broadband, internet, ftth, new media, open network, isp

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Rural Vitality, New Economic Strategies and the Role of Broadband on Jan 23, 2012 in economic development, RuralSometimes ideas seem to fall into synch from odd places. Earlier this week Jennifer Bevis at Blandin Foundation sent me some interesting articles. One on the value of social media (Has Social Media Impacted Economic Development for Communities?) and...



Broadband brings us better hockey on Jan 22, 2012 in Broadband Applications, economic development, MNHere’s some fun news for the weekend, apparently AT&T and The Wild have cooked up a special iPhone app for fans coming to the game. According to their press release… Using the arena’s Wi-Fi, the Minnesota Wild App enhances the fan exper...



SW Minnesota: the Ups & Downs of ARRA on Jan 21, 2012 in FTTH, Funding, MN, Rural, ARRAI’ve been tracking progress of fiber deployment by the Southwest Minnesota Broadband Group (SMBG). It is an ARRA-funded project that is bringing fiber to homes in the following communities: Bingham Lake, Brewster Heron Lake Jackson Lakefield Okaben...



Sibley County keeps on broadband path on Jan 20, 2012 in Building Broadband Tools, Community Networks, Conferences, FTTH, Funding, MNLast night I attended the public meeting of the Joint Powers in Sibley County to hear about their progress towards getting broadband in their area. They have been working on this for quite a while. The local governments (cities and county) have been...



Consignment shop sells on site and online in Winnebago MN on Jan 19, 2012 in Broadband Applications, economic development, MNA friend just passed on this fun story about a blended business to borrow a term from the education field. It’s an outlet and secondhand store – but they sell items on site and online. Here’s a description from the Mankato Free Press… Travis...



Next Broadband Task Force Meeting: Jan 24 on Jan 19, 2012 in Conferences, Minnesota Advisory Task Force, MN, PolicyI’m pleased to share the agenda for the next Minnesota Broadband Task Force meeting. Also I have a copy of the official minutes - not yet approved - from the last meeting. (I also take unofficial notes, which are much longer, but not official...