Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Strut Your Stuff Tour
Blandin Broadband Communities
2 hour meeting
Networking, informal discussion and refreshments (cake or other provided by
Welcome, introductions and check-in by local hosts/attendees
Original BBC Team
What need or purpose brought this group together?
Who was involved?
What were findings of the planning process?
What activities and projects were implemented?
List of organizations or partners involved
Wireless Hot Spots
Fond du Lac Ojibwe School
Fond du Lac Head Start
Tagwii Recovery Center
Mino Wii Gii Win Inpatient Treatment Center
Sawyer Community Center
Brookston Community Center
Fond du Lac public internet fun facts:
*Provides a wireless coverage area of about 10
*Provides wireless internet access to over 80
residential homes. All major community gathering
locations are covered by the wireless access
*The speed of the wireless internet provided is
much faster than what is available to the public.
* At peak times there are over 400 devices
Wireless Hot Spots
Access speeds of 10Mb to 30Mb down and 5Mb
iPads in the classroom
Summer Mobile Learning Project
(Application Creation Workshop)
The camp is focused on smart phone and
tablet application use and development for
up to 12 students, grades 7th
During the first week of
students were introduced to the
processes involved in creating an app.
App Campers traveled to Lake
Connections in Two Harbors, MN to
learn first hand how a fiber network
brings digital communications to
homes and businesses. They also
learned about the many careers in the
various fields of digital
Community Computer Classes
A Community Need
• Basic Computer Skills
• Focused Topics
• 3-4 days per week
• Morning, Afternoon, Evening, and Weekends
• The Freedom to Choose
PC’s for People
How Many PC’s were given away?
Experience working with PC’s for People
If we knew then what we know now...
How could the Blandin team have been more helpful.
What community-wide impacts are you observing or expecting?