Wisconsin Technology Council: A stronger signal in the Northwoods: Broadband, business growth topic of Feb. 27 Tech Council event

Contact: Tom Still or Angela Schlobohm at 608-442-7557

To learn more online: www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com

ASHLAND, Wis. – Hear about progress and challenges in building a stronger infrastructure for broadband in northern Wisconsin at the Tuesday, Feb. 27 meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Ashland.

This Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon is in partnership with the Ashland Area Development Corp. and the Bayfield County Economic Development Corp., both of which are regional economic development groups. It will be held at the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College’s Ashland campus, 2100 Beaser Ave., conference rooms 306-307.

Registration, networking and hors d’oeuvres start at 5 p.m. and the presentation at 6 p.m. The cost is $10. Click here to register.

Angie Dickison, Wisconsin state broadband director, will outline emerging broadband strategies across northern Wisconsin. Tom Still will discuss the Wisconsin Technology Council’s long-term advocacy for broadband and will moderate as panelists discuss examples of progress and their hopes for the future. Panelists are:

Jason Douglas, CEO, Memorial Medical Center and president of the Ashland Area Development Corp.
Jeff Lee, director of operations, Norvado
Chuck Porter, managing partner/owner, Superior Sauna & Steam

“We’re pleased to plug into examples of progress in northern Wisconsin and to offer a glimpse of what’s yet to come for broadband development,” said Still, president of the Tech Council.

This Tech Council Innovation Network event is supported by Quarles & Brady and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College.

The Wisconsin Technology Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature, with events, publications and outreach that build Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. To join, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call 608-442-7557.

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