Iron Range Broadband Communities invite residents to help shape broadband projects
February 1, 2017 by Blandin Foundation
Winter brings out the bear in us all. With subzero temperatures and roads better suited to bobsleds than Buicks, Minnesotans tend to hibernate, rarely leaving their caves unless it is necessary for survival.
Well, Iron Range community leaders are calling on you to wake up! They need your input and ideas to improve Internet access and use in your community. So get up and get on out! It’s that important!
The six Iron Range Broadband Communities will gather a cross-section of community members to identify community strengths and gaps in Internet access and use, brainstorm project ideas and set priority projects for funding.
“The vision meetings coming up in February will be a unique opportunity for residents in each community to come forward and make their concerns and priorities heard to inform the investment choices ahead,” said Bernadine Joselyn, Blandin Foundation director of public policy and engagement.
Visioning Meeting information is below.
- Hibbing area: 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Hibbing Community College dining room For more information, see Hibbing Daily Tribune
- Cook/Orr/Bois Forte area: 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 10 at Cook Community Center
- Ely area: 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb 15. at Amici’s Event Center For more information, see The Ely Echo
- Chisholm area: 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 16 at Minnesota Discovery Center
- Mountain Iron area: 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 17 at Mountain Iron City Hall For more information, see City of Mountain Iron Facebook page
- Aitkin County: 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Long Lake Conservation Center in Palisade
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