January 11, 2018
Contact: Zachary Cikanek
Bismarck, ND – Just one week after its national launch, Connect Americans Now (CAN) will host a community forum with U.S. Congressman Kevin Cramer on efforts to bridge North Dakota’s digital divide. Participants will discuss new technology utilizing TV white spaces, which can deliver broadband in underserved areas, as well as the actions needed in Washington to eliminate the digital divide by 2022.
As the Chairman of the House Rural Broadband Caucus, Congressman Cramer has been a tireless advocate for the 23.4 million rural Americans who live on the wrong side of the digital divide. He has endorsed the use of TV white space technology and recently joined forces with North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum to send a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai requesting that the commission preserve at least three TV white space channels for wireless broadband in every market across the country.
U.S. Congressman Kevin Cramer, Chairman of the House Rural Broadband Caucus
Chris Aarhus, Editor, North Dakota Farmers Union
Derrick Bulawa, CEO, InterCommunity Telephone Coop
Justin Forde, Public Affairs, Midco
Troy Walker, IT, MDU
Community forum on North Dakota’s digital divide with U.S. Congressman Kevin Cramer
Friday, January 12, 2018
10:00 a.m. CST
Dakota Carrier Network
4202 Coleman St
Bismarck, ND 5850
The event is open to the press.