Sample: Letter of Support

Paul Bunyan Communications Attn:  Steve Howard, 1831 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN  56601 email: showard@paulbunyan.net DATE To Whom it May Concern, I’m writing to express my support for the Paul Bunyan Communications grant application that would make it possible to offer broadband services in my area. My husband/wife/family and I live in ______________, in Koochiching County. While we love living here, lack of strong, reliable internet hampers our quality of life. We can’t do many of the things people in other areas may take for granted: checking email, sharing pictures with family, connecting through social media and much more. High speed internet would also make work-from-home opportunities possible in our area,… Read More

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Kabetogama Support Needed by August 21

Paul Bunyan Communications has announced it is seeking grant funding for a broadband project in Koochiching County. The first grant, through IRRRB, includes Kabetogama and is DUE AUGUST 21. You can help increase the application’s likelihood of success by writing letters of support to: Paul Bunyan Communications Attn:  Steve Howard 1831 Anne St NW Bemidji, MN  56601 Or email showard@paulbunyan.net. The company is also applying for grants for other areas in the county through the Border-to-Border Broadband program. More information regarding the projects areas and what you can do to help will be available soon. Please share this information with your neighbors to help spread the word and get broadband access… Read More

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Fill Out the Survey

High Density + High Interest = Broadband Service In order for ISPs and grant funders to consider an area for broadband, there needs to be high population density AND high local interest in the service. Our five priority areas for broadband service (Rogers Corner, Ray, Kabetogama, Pelland Junction and Rainy Lake) have a high density of homes and business, now it’s up to residents to show high interest. Luckily, that’s easy to do through the online survey! Simply click the links below and share with friends! Ray Pelland Junction Rainy Lake Roger’s Corner Kabetogama

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Internet Survey Based On Your Address

Ray – https://survey.paulbunyan.net/ray Pelland Junction – https://survey.paulbunyan.net/pellandjunction Rainy Lake – https://survey.paulbunyan.net/rainylake Roger’s Corner – https://survey.paulbunyan.net/rogerscorner Kabetogama – https://survey.paulbunyan.net/kabetogama Koochiching Technology Initiative Improving Broadband Internet Access Help bring better internet service to Koochiching and Kabetogama. Many residents of Koochiching and Kabetogama do not have access to good internet speeds, or “broadband” internet, which the FCC defines as 25/3 (25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up). The Koochiching Technology Initiative (KTI) with help from Cooperative Network Services has identified five priority areas to target for internet improvement: Rogers Corner, Ray, Kabetogama, Pelland Junction and Rainy Lake. These neighborhoods don’t have broadband but do have a high enough density of homes and businesses that Internet Service Providers (ISPs)… Read More

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Koochiching County Internet Survey

Please take this short survey to help us identify the need for better internet service in Koochiching County and Kabetogoma. surveymonkey.com/r/7G65T9C The Koochiching Technology Initiative (KTI) is a group of community members who are actively seeking to improve internet access for people and businesses in Koochiching County. KTI came together in 2018 out of a longstanding recognition of the critical importance of improving internet access, integration and skills throughout our community. We have been accepted as a Blandin Broadband Community: a two year Blandin Foundation program of planning, consultations and possible funding to begin in December of 2018. The Koochiching Technology Initiative is part of Voyage Forward and will contribute… Read More

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Blandin Broadband Community Application

Koochiching Technology Initiative A Blandin Broadband Community Application   1. Cover Letter The Koochiching Technology Initiative (KTI) coalesced in 2018 out of a longstanding and growing recognition of the importance of internet access, integration and skills throughout our community.  Our community includes not just Koochiching County and the neighboring Kabetogama region of St. Louis County, but our diaspora as well. Our community uses communications technology to stay in touch with friends, family and property, wherever they may roam.  KTI is sponsored by Voyage Forward, with the Koochiching Economic Development Authority (KEDA) as a fiscal agent. Voyage Forward was launched in 2013 as a county-wide, stakeholder-driven revitalization effort to identify issues,… Read More

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