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Broadband 2020: Connected We Stand

Online · October 6-29


In October 2020 we presented a month of virtual programming around broadband access, adoption, policy, and more! We’ve all seen over this past year increased recognition that broadband access for all is pivotal to education, work, recreation and social engagement, and civic participation. Broadband access and the skills to use it is indeed more important than ever.

Be sure to check out the Schedule and Resources section below – think of it as your online conference program.

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From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

Broadband 2020: Reflections and ready links to each session

Oct 29

I’m not sure what we had in mind when we first talked about moving the annual broadband conference online. It was April or March. We had no idea what would happen in the world between now and then – pandemic, … Continue reading

Broadband 2020; 2020 MN County Broadband Reports: Measured Progress, Accelerated Need, by Ann Treacy

Oct 29

What can I say about my own presentation? You can access the County Profiles on the blog and/or on the Blandin Foundation site. Please email me if you have any questions. 2020 MN County Broadband Reports: Measured Progress, Accelerated … Continue reading

Broadband 2020: How I Think About the Importance of Communities in the 21st Century by Thomas L. Friedman

Oct 29

Thank you to everyone who joined today. It was an honor to hear from Mr. Tom Friedman with an introduction by Senator Al Franken and moderated questions Mark Ritchie. I won’t try to summarize but just offer a few phrases … Continue reading

Broadband 2020: Closing Reception

Oct 29

Thanks to everyone who attended the closing reception. We had folks from Florida, Iowa and the four corners of Minnesota. It was a great chance to catch up with people and hear what they thought about the conference. Some were … Continue reading

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