Red Wing Ignite Lifts Off As Applications Drive Gig Success

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Last year, the potential of US Ignite to kickstart a wave of highspeed broadband apps generated lots of excitement and anticipation. Red Wing, MN reveals potential transformed into reality with their recent progress report.

Red Wing Port Authority Exec Dir Randy Olson and Division Head of Information Services Laura Blair explain to listeners how to get it right when driving broadband adoption and network financial sustainability. The Port Authority directs several initiatives, including their gig-driven state-of-the-art applications incubator, and the City is a major subscriber on the network.

Though it is the smallest city in the US Ignite program, Red Wing is making pretty big strides. They offer important lessons on marshaling financial and other resources that helps their network soar. Red Wing's' accomplishments offer community broadband supporters everywhere a set of guideposts pointing to network success.

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