It’s pretty much acknowledged these days that the world runs on broadband, but at this week’s Border to Border Broadband Conference sponsored by the Blandin Foundation, surprisingly, we’re still hearing some of the same discussions community leaders were talking about 15 years ago: getting adequate broadband to communities and helping people understand why they need broadband. This week on Rural MN Radio, Jim catches up with Bernadine Joselyn, the Blandin Foundation’s director of public policy and engagement, at the conference to talk about working with communities to help them plan and get broadband.

Broadband communities

Explaining economies of scale

This week on Rural MN Radio, Jim and Marnie talk about her opportunity to be on a panel discussing some of the infrastructure issues in Greater Minnesota. The U of M’s Humphrey School of Public Policy hosted the panel to give its executive degree students a chance to ask questions about that financial conundrum of most rural communities, wastewater infrastructure. In the process, they learned it’s all about economies of scale.

Policy panel