Broadband Task Force - April 21, 2021

Meeting held on April 21, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

Meeting Recording: Broadband Task Force recording 04-21-2021

Meeting Minutes:  Broadband Task Force minutes 04-21-2021

AGENDA April 21, 2021 @ 5:30 PM DRAFT AGENDA


5:30 PM                Welcomes and introductions - Green/McKee


5:40 PM                Catherine Rice – Broadband Matters


6:00 PM                Piedmont Electric Update Susan Cashion / Larry Hopkins  General Update - questions and answers


6:15 PM                RiverStreet Communications Bill Shillito / Greg Coltrain (tentative) Introduction and What’s going on around us? - questions and answers.


6:30 PM                 Suggestions/ideas for short term and long term solutions – Todd Broucksou


6:45 PM                Old Business/New Business/Housekeeping

•         Action Register  Grants Update

•         Minutes/Notes approval


7:00 PM                Adjourn


End Agenda


Meeting Prep Links:


A Farm Bureau presentation—Jeff Sural is one of the presenters, and another one is a county commissioner from Person County, Ray Jeffers, who talks about their positive experience with River Street. If you just want to watch that part, start at about minute 45:


This video is more detail on Person County. Person County leveraged the MCNC network running through the county and were able to get two EMS towers through the VIPER program, and that serves double duty for wireless Internet: