Please join the Blandin Foundation and Connect Minnesota for the Building Our Connected Future: Minnesota's Better With Broadband on November 13-14 at Greysolon Ballroom in Duluth, Minnesota. This year's conference will create a dynamic forum for our communities to explore ways in which we can increase Minnesota's economic competitiveness through the adoption and use of broadband technology. Register here!
A number of prominent national and regional experts and leaders will discuss the importance of both connections through technology and through relationships that span across rural Minnesota communities. The 2012 Broadband Conference will feature, among other speakers:
For over 25 years Craig Settles' workshops, consulting services and books have helped organizations worldwide use technology to cut costs, improve business operations and increase revenue. Author of the book "Fighting the Next Good Fight: Bringing True Broadband to Your Community," as well as blogs and many in-depth analysis reports, Mr. Settles is a prominent thought leader on executing appropriate broadband strategies. He currently hosts Gigabit Nation, a weekly Internet radio talk show, and is Co-Director of Communities United for Broadband, a national grass roots effort to assist communities launch their networks.
Tom joined Connected Nation from the Federal Communications Commission where he served as a senior attorney advisor and was a member of the team that wrote the first U.S. National Broadband Plan. Tom focused on policy recommendations related to federal, state, and local policies, network infrastructure, the law and economics of middle mile connectivity, wholesale competition rules, and policy and universal service and access charge reform. Prior to his involvement with the National Broadband Plan, Koutsky served as chair of the FCC's North American Numbering Council.
Join people from across the state and nation for two days of sharing, learning and building our connected future. Register here!