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Week 1: October 6-8


Tuesday, October 6

9:00 am    Welcome

9:30 am
Digital Showcase | Session notes and recording

A series of fast-moving presentations and demos by people from around the state who are using technology and the internet in innovative ways. Hear what they have to say and ask your questions!

11:20       Wrap-up and Adjourn


Wednesday, October 7

Welcome Minnesota Governor’s Task Force on Broadband!

9:00 am     Welcome

9:20     Border-to-Border Broadband Development Fund Grantee Presentations
Hear about how Minnesota Border-to-Border Broadband grants impacted Rock County and Melrose | Session notes and recording

10:20   Breakout Sessions with Task Force SubcommitteesSession notes and recordings

Economic Development


MN Model


11:00 am
From Digital Infrastructure to Transformation: Leveraging Broadband for Community Economic Development by Roberto Gallardo, Ph.D., Director, Purdue Center for Regional Development; and C&RE Specialist, Purdue Extension, W Lafayette, IN | Session notes and recording


12:00 pm     Wrap-up and Adjourn


Thursday, October 8

9:00 am      Welcome

9:30 am
Bringing Broadband to Rural America: Opportunities and Challenges Post-Pandemic by Shirley Bloomfield, CEO of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, Arlington, VA | Session notes and recording

10:45     Mentor Session I

11:20     Mentor Session II

11:45         Wrap-Up and Adjourn

Broadband 2020: Connected We Stand
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