Leaders from Minnesota, Illinois and Ohio Join Panel on Broadband Infrastructure

October 24, 2016 11:13 AM

City leaders across the region got together Thursday in Minneapolis to talk about the Internet.

The Mayors Panel was put together by Next Century Cities and focused on improving Internet access. It included mayors and city leaders from Minnesota, Illinois and Ohio.

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Among the stories shared, the Monticello city administrator talked about how his city went around a private provider who would not speed up their Internet to create public broadband that he says is the best in the state.

Next Century Cities is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of more than 150 communities committed to ensuring next-generation Internet access for residents.

The Mayors Panel was part of the Broadband Communities Magazine’s Fiber for the New Economy conference, which is taking place at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown this week.


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