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Innovation: Putting Broadband to Work

October 8 - 10, 2019

Location: Grand View Lodge

Broadband access today is as varied as communities across Minnesota. Some enjoy a gig, others are working hard for any service, and the rest are somewhere in between. This conference is for all communities, regardless of where they are on the spectrum – because we’ve learned that having broadband isn’t enough. It takes inspiration, encouragement and guidance to reap the full benefits. We’ll be talking about how to make the most of what you’ve got and/or get more.

This year’s conference will shine a light on local broadband heroes as well as look at several aspects of broadband:

  • Getting Connected
  • Community Vitality
  • Economic Development
  • Digital Equity

Join policymakers, economic and community development professionals, and community broadband champions from across the state for this annual opportunity to learn, connect, and engage.



Platinum Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation

Gold Sponsors: ADTRAN, Benton Institute for Broadband & Society, Calix, CTC, Finley Engineering, Initiative Foundation, Northland Foundation, Northwest Minnesota Foundation, PCs for People, Sourcewell, Southwest Initiative Foundation, and West Central Initiative