Border to Border Broadband Conference Scheduled for October 25-26

  • Blandin Foundation
BRAINERED, MN — Brainerd, Minnesota is hosting its annual Border to Border Broadband Conference October 25-26 in beautiful Brainerd Minnesota on Gull Lake.

Participants will learn about Minnesota's broadband innovative broadband infrastructure grant program that has had a significant impact on broadband deployment in some of the most rural places in Minnesota. Blandin Foundation will present new research demonstrating the impact of investment in broadband infrastructure and adoption on five rural Minnesota communities where world-class broadband is meeting smart economic development strategies. Providers and communities will host eight interactive learning stations showcasing successful rural projects funded through Minnesota’s Border-to-Border grant program.

Pre-conference sessions will include a Broadband 101 Workshop and a Digital Inclusion Showcase. Laura Withers, director of communications, NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, Roberto Gallardo, assistant director, Purdue Center for Regional Development, and Aaron Brown, Iron Range storyteller, blogger and broadband advocate, are among the conference’s featured speakers.

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