Goals, recommentations and action steps:
Connectivity: Extending high-speed internet access to the entire region increases telecommuting opportunities, provides greater access to customers and markets for businesses, and allows all residents access to civic resources and commerce.
Connectivity Issue Goal
Connectivity: The number of households in the region served by high-speed internetservices rises from the current level of 40% to 95% served. The (region/rural areas) community is willing to invest to increase coverage. This will include both public and private investment in service.
indicators of success
Benchmarks for Success
Broadband infrastructure. Currently 40% of the households in the region are served by broadband service for their internet connection (MHFA).
Connectivity: The number of households in the region served by high-speed internet services rises from the current level of 40% to 95% served. The (region/rural areas) community is willing to invest to increase coverage. This will include both public and private investment in service.
TELLING OUR STORY
THE RESILIENT READER: Strengthening Broadband Internet Access in Region Five
CHAMPION INTERVIEW VIDEO
Want to learn more? Interested in becoming involved with this work?
Contact Dawn Espe at Region Five Development Commission and she will put you in touch with one of the theme champions.
Pam Mahling, Information Research Specialist, WCTA
Kevin Larson, CEO, CTC
Kristi Westbrock, COO, CTC
Joe Buttweiler, CTC
Janelle Riley, CEO, Syvantis Technologies
Stacey Stockdill, CEO, EnSearch, Inc.
Paul Drange, Director of Regional Programs, NJPA
Janet Johnson, Instructor, MN State Community and Technical College
Rick Utech, Executive Director, Todd Co Economic Development Corp
Brenda Thomes, Administrator, City of Long Prairie