Celebrating an Innovative Public-Private Broadband Network Model in western Wisconsin
Open to the Public: Monday, February 13, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI
- 2:00-2:20 Thanks and Updates
- Presentation of CINC Award to Senator Terry Moulton
- 2:20-4:00 Open Networking
Eau Claire, Wisconsin—CINC, the Chippewa Valley Inter-Networking Consortium, has been a pillar of advancing Chippewa Valley economic development over the past 12 years and has become a state and national model of community area networks for broadband serving the public interest.
On February 13, a celebration open to the public will be hosted by CINC in Eau Claire, to recognize the hard work of supporters and partners that have made possible community trainings, access points, connections of Community Anchor Institutions and 150 miles of network construction that are currently underway.
At this public celebration, CINC leaders will welcome Mondovi School District Administrator, Cheryl Gullicksrud, and Ray Cross, Ph.D., Chancellor, UW Colleges and UW-Extension, and present the CINC “Broadband Advocate & Champion” award to a very special Wisconsin State Senator.
Since 2010, CINC has worked closely with the federally-funded statewide broadband project, led by University of Wisconsin-Extension, expanding broadband and WiMax capacity throughout the broader Chippewa Valley region. These efforts have rapidly expanded new technologies and services to citizens, reduced costs to health care, city and county municipalities, saved millions in taxpayer dollars, and expanded access to many small town and rural public schools that would not otherwise be able to afford advanced broadband.