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A Presentation for the Blandin Foundation 2008 Broadband Conference, Connecting Communities: Making the Net Work in Minnesota.

A Presentation for the Blandin Foundation 2008 Broadband Conference, Connecting Communities: Making the Net Work in Minnesota.

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Minnesota Broadband Policy Poll Minnesota Broadband Policy Poll Presentation Transcript

  • Policy Panel Questions Connected Communities: Making the Net Work for Minnesota
  • What technology gadget is on your wish list for the holiday season?
    • MP3player
    • Smart phone
    • Video camera
    • Laptop computer
    • Digital video recorder
    • George Foreman Grill
  • Where do you live?
    • Northeast MN
    • Northwest MN
    • West Central MN
    • Central MN
    • Southern MN
    • Southwest MN
    • The Metro
    • Outside MN
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  • I am:
    • An elected official
    • State government staff
    • Local government staff
    • A telecommunications provider
    • School or health care representative
    • Business owner or manager
    • Technology consultant or vendor
    • Other
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  • At home, I connect via:
    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Cable modem
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Satellite
    • Wi-Fi
    • Dial-up
    • Not sure
    • Other
  • Task Force Panel Session
  • What is the advertised speed of your home connection?
    • Less that 1 Mb
    • 1 – 3 Mb
    • 4 – 9 Mb
    • 10 Mb or faster
    • Don’t know
  • Telecommunications is as critical as roads and airports for community and economic vitality.
    • Strongly agree
    • Agree
    • Disagree
    • Strongly Disagree
  • People who live in the countryside should expect to have slower and/or more expensive Internet speeds than people who live in cities and towns .
    • Strongly agree
    • Agree
    • Disagree
    • Strongly Disagree
  • Which of these statements most closely reflects your perception of an appropriate and obtainable goal for Minnesota?
    • Ultra High Speed Internet, of at least 100 Mbps, should be available to every home and business in Minnesota.
    • Ultra High Speed Internet, of at least 100 Mbps, should be available within every community in Minnesota.
    • Ultra High Speed Internet should be available to schools, governments, health care providers and tech-dependent business within metro areas and regional centers .
    • The state should not set broadband goals.
  • Policy Hearing
  • Government should leave the deployment and delivery of telecommunications infrastructure and services to the private sector.
    • Strongly agree
    • Agree
    • Disagree
    • Strongly Disagree
  • Government investments in telecommunications infrastructure should be leveraged fully to serve all Minnesota citizens either directly or through use by private sector providers .
    • Strongly agree
    • Agree
    • Disagree
    • Strongly Disagree
  • The public sector, alone or in joint ventures, can play an active role in ensuring ubiquitous telecommunications infrastructure and services.
    • Strongly agree
    • Agree
    • Disagree
    • Strongly Disagree
  • Cities and counties should not face legal barriers in deploying and/or operating wholesale and/or retail telecommunications networks.
    • Strongly agree
    • Agree
    • Disagree
    • Strongly Disagree
  • The Minnesota Ultra-High-Speed Broadband Task Force should develop and recommend aggressive goals and sound strategies that will place Minnesota at the forefront of Internet deployment and use .
    • Strongly agree
    • Agree
    • Disagree
    • Strongly Disagree