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NEWS STORIES

Northwoods Research Summit Focuses on Better BroadbandSubmitted: 03/21/2013

Melissa Constanzer
Morning Meteorologist/Reporter
mconstanzer@wjfw.com

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TOMAHAWK - Finding good broadband service can be difficult in the Northwoods. But a series of workshops opens the discussion on how to improve that service.

The 6th annual Northwoods Research Summit was held today in Tomahawk. The summit focus was "Broadband: A Look Into the Future".

"We wouldn't be a very good economy without roads, and airports, and water, and electricity, and all of those things. And in the 21st century, we need good broadband coverage," says Joe Hegge, Event Coordinator.

The summit stressed the importance of having fast, reliable broadband service. Workshops were hosted on how to improve broadband in the Northwoods.

"We brought in a number of experts that can speak to local perspective, statewide perspective, and even the national perspective," says Joe Hegge.

Anyone was welcome to the workshops. And many found them valuable.

"The experience that's here at this conference, gives us some confidence that at least the things that we're considering have been tried elsewhere. We know what worked and didn't work, what kinds of things are expensive and affordable, and then we can use those options to piece together a matrix that will work," says Bob Martini, Oneida County Supervisor.

The summit was hosted by Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation with nearly 60 people in attendance.

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