High-Speed Broadband Internet DISCOVERY GROUP

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UPDATED INFORMATION as of August 13, 2020

Several experts and residents discussed what is happening with the effort to expand access to, and adoption of, high-speed broadband Internet coverage in the 18-county region of northwest Missouri. The group, facilitated by Christel Gollnick of JUPER Communications, LLC on behalf of Maximize NWMO, discussed the technology options, the business of broadband, and the areas of excellent and lacking coverage while acknowledging the challenges.

Tim Arbeiter, State of Missouri Economic Development Department, Dr. Lav Gupta, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Mike Chambers, AT&T, and Darren Farnan, United Fiber/United Electic Co-op shared their perspectives in the discovery group.

Watch the Video of our June 15, 2020, online discovery discussion:

Click here to watch!

Download the slide presentations from the Document Library

The Library is on the right side (or towards the bottom if viewing on a mobile device) of this page.


What have been learning

As of August 13, 2020, we have uploaded several presentations and helpful reports to the Document Library on this page as well as the following resource links:

On Thursday, July 16, 2020 members of the NWMO Economic Development Roundtable received an updated presentation from Tim Arbeiter, Director of Broadband Development, State of Missouri Department of Economic Development.

A significant amount of funding is being released through Missouri's Rapid Broadband Deployment Strategy in six areas including:

  • Provider Expansion
  • K-12 Education
  • Higher Education
  • Health Centers
  • Libraries
  • Broadband Technical Assistance

The presentation is available in the Document Library on this page and more information is available at https://showmestrong.mo.gov/broadband/.


A Broadband CollaborACTION Team is forming!

The participants decided to move ahead with forming a Maximize NWMO Broadband CollaborACTION Team to continue learning and band together on this essential issue for the region. The group welcomes any participants interested in helping and will be setting a date to gather on a Zoom meeting later this summer.

Make sure you have registered on this website to receive invitations to future gatherings and updates on new information and progress.

UPDATED INFORMATION as of August 13, 2020

Several experts and residents discussed what is happening with the effort to expand access to, and adoption of, high-speed broadband Internet coverage in the 18-county region of northwest Missouri. The group, facilitated by Christel Gollnick of JUPER Communications, LLC on behalf of Maximize NWMO, discussed the technology options, the business of broadband, and the areas of excellent and lacking coverage while acknowledging the challenges.

Tim Arbeiter, State of Missouri Economic Development Department, Dr. Lav Gupta, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Mike Chambers, AT&T, and Darren Farnan, United Fiber/United Electic Co-op shared their perspectives in the discovery group.

Watch the Video of our June 15, 2020, online discovery discussion:

Click here to watch!

Download the slide presentations from the Document Library

The Library is on the right side (or towards the bottom if viewing on a mobile device) of this page.


What have been learning

As of August 13, 2020, we have uploaded several presentations and helpful reports to the Document Library on this page as well as the following resource links:

On Thursday, July 16, 2020 members of the NWMO Economic Development Roundtable received an updated presentation from Tim Arbeiter, Director of Broadband Development, State of Missouri Department of Economic Development.

A significant amount of funding is being released through Missouri's Rapid Broadband Deployment Strategy in six areas including:

  • Provider Expansion
  • K-12 Education
  • Higher Education
  • Health Centers
  • Libraries
  • Broadband Technical Assistance

The presentation is available in the Document Library on this page and more information is available at https://showmestrong.mo.gov/broadband/.


A Broadband CollaborACTION Team is forming!

The participants decided to move ahead with forming a Maximize NWMO Broadband CollaborACTION Team to continue learning and band together on this essential issue for the region. The group welcomes any participants interested in helping and will be setting a date to gather on a Zoom meeting later this summer.

Make sure you have registered on this website to receive invitations to future gatherings and updates on new information and progress.