White Earth Looks for Community Input to Improve Broadband Infrastructure
Zeke Fuhrman | Jul 6, 2020 AT 12:32 pm
WHITE EARTH (KDLM) - White Earth is looking for community input for the White Earth Broadband Community Initiative which will help improve access to modern broadband infrastructure in White Earth.
In partnership with Blandin Foundation, the White Earth Broadband Community Initiative is in the process to allocate up to $75,000 from Blandin Foundation for technology related projects. White Earth is looking for community participation through an online survey and zoom meetings to help determine how to best allocate grant funds, time and energy.
"We know that a modern broadband infrastructure enhances our ability to develop, support and retain our workforce, spur innovation across our economy, address digital equity and communicate our message to those within and outside of our community. We know that our current broadband network limits the ability of many to do their work, go to school, order groceries and many other tasks. This process will accelerate our efforts to get better broadband while promoting the use of the broadband that we have available. This community effort will emphasize both better Internet access and more sophisticated use of technology using the Intelligent Community approach to guide our efforts.", according to a post White Earth's Facebook page.
The Blandin Foundation has completed similar programs in more than forty communities across Minnesota, however White Earth will be in the first group of communities to do so via online meetings and social distancing.
To access the the Survey click HERE!