Border to Border Broadband

October 25 - 26, 2017

Location: Madden's on Gull Lake - see below for information on lodging

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Bridging the Gaps – Expanding the Impact


Drawing inspiration from around the state, this year’s conference will showcase a variety of approaches that rural communities have developed to expand broadband’s impact, leverage investments, and bridge the digital divide.

Join policy makers, economic and community development professionals, and community broadband champions from across the state for this annual opportunity to Learn, Connect, Engage.

This conference is being hosted by Blandin Foundation with support from the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development

Platinum sponsor: Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation (IRRR)
Gold sponsors: CalixConsolidated Telecommunications Company (CTC), Finley EngineeringGreat River Energy, Initiative FoundationNorthland FoundationNorthwest Minnesota Foundation, Resilient Region, Southern Minnesota Initiative FoundationSouthwest Initiative Foundation, and West Central Initiative
Exhibit-level sponsors: ADTRAN, Best Buy Foundation, and Graybar Electric


Event Pricing

  • Preconference sessions: $25
  • Conference registration fee: $120
  • Exhibitor fee: $500

Venue and Lodging

Madden’s on Gull Lake is located at 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401. Directions

A block of rooms is being held at Madden’s through October 10 at the inclusive rate of $171.05 per night ($135 plus applicable sales tax and service charge.) To make reservations, call 1-800-642-5363.

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