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Merton Auger speaks about Wi-Fi in Buffalo Minnesota for the Blandin Foundation on webinar on Expanding Wi-Fi Access to Your Community

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City of Buffalo MN

  1. 1. City of Buffalo PROVIDER OF UBIQUITOUS DATA SERVICES
  2. 2. Importance of Community Data  Failure to provide data transport means the community is destined to fail because the community will be unable compete in the world market.  Data must keep up with the market – in speed and in scale.
  3. 3. Adoption of bandwidth intensive data technology will enable a community to compete on a world scale. Provision of high speed data is an economic development strategy.
  4. 4. Direction….  Think big. Think long term. Think Quality.  Make sure you future proof your system. Fiber is the gold standard of data transport. It even gets better with age as switching technologies evolve.  Requiring conduit being placed in projects is a small step to the future. It’s a start.  If you do something, do it right. Think “Carrier” class.
  5. 5. Now and Future  Currently have 1150 Fiber and Wireless Customers.  On Third Generation Wireless and looking to Fourth Generation Technology Enhancements. Expansion of Fiber System.  Long term contracts with State of Minnesota, Wright County, and School District 877. Also serve private schools and medical facilities.
  6. 6. Questions?

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