Of course there is the argument that government should stay out of the way when it comes to broadband. Sometimes it is easy to forget how much the private industry benefits when government steps in to provide or facilitate basic infrastructure. Private industry benefits tremendously from our road systems, reliable power infrastructure, clean water, sewer systems and public safety. A robust, ubiquitous high-speed broadband infrastructure will facilitate interactions between businesses, allows private industry to deliver new and innovative services to customers and allows employees to be productive where ever they are at.
Lisa Gonzalez has been a native Minnesotan since the day she set foot here in 1990. She is thrilled to be working on examining and advancing the concept of connectivity, an integral and expanding part of our economy and our quality of life, through community broadband.
Lisa's background includes freelance journalism, law, state politics, higher ed, crafting design, and her favorite role - being a parent. She has learned boatloads from each and every experience and is excited about this new adventure. Lisa and her two daughters live for camping, biking, and hanging out and share their home with a cat named Trixie.
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