Meeting on Broadband in Redwood County

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You are invited to attend an very IMPORTANT meeting on the future of broadband in Redwood County on Monday, August 29 at the Redwood Area Community Center.
5-6 pm – Networking/Social time – light appetizers and refreshments will be served
6-8 p.m. – Broadband presentations

“Don’t Be Left Behind”!
……as a business,
……as a citizen
……as a online learner
……as a community
……as a business
……as a producer
……as a NetFlix user
Does it take hours to download a file or movie?
Do you depend on bandwidth to do your business daily?
Do you depend on GPS for planting your crops? Or online banking?
Do you know what speed

You and your neighbors and co-workers from across the county are invited to attend an informational meeting on the future of Broadband in Redwood County.

Minnesota has adopted a broadband mandate that will go into effect in 2015 which would will require a minimum of 10-20 Mbps download and 5-10 MBbps upload speed to be accessible to all citizens of Minnesota.  How will we make this happen in Redwood County?

The purpose of this meeting is educational to share with you and all the public information on the new Broadband mandate from the State of Minnesota, and to learn what our neighboring counties are doing to met this infrastructure mandate, and to further discuss with a larger group from the county and communities in Redwood County how we might want to address this opportunity for our own future! You will learn the difference in the various types of services that we currently have available. Pam Lehmann from LacQui Parle County will be sharing their broadband initiative and partnership with a local phone cooperative, and Mark Erickson City Administrator from Winthrop will share about the Renville/Sibley Fiber project.

Please share this meeting announcement in your community with your businesses, council members, eda members, etc. Please RSVP your participation to us here at the RADC by NOON on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 so we can make arrangements with the caterer for the social hour!

507-637-4004 or linda@redwoodfalls.org

Source:  Julie Rath and Leonard Runck, Redwood Area Broadband Committee

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  1. John Shepard says:

    SRDC is a partner in Blandin’s Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities (MIRC) project which is bringing a network of broadband resources and support to rural Minnesota individuals and communities. I plan to be there to share some of what we’re doing in Southwest Minnesota.

  2. Sarah Kuglin says:

    Thanks John for sharing and presenting at the meeting!

    For those interested in learning more, check out the link below find more information on Broadband in MN Through the Blandin Broadband Blog
    http://blandinonbroadband.org/

    It is my understanding that Redwood County is moving forward with in the process of bringing Broadband to Redwood County and has committed funds to doing a Feasibility Study!
    http://broadband.blandinfoundation.org/toolkit/community-networks-detail.php?intResourceID=369

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