Contact your Councilmember
If you live in Saint Paul, please contact your council member to let him or her know that you support Connect Saint Paul and want better internet options. Specifically, that you want the city to take action on three important steps that can happen right now with relatively little cost:
- Reconvene an independent citywide broadband task force before the end of 2015 with the stated purpose of developing within two years the necessary framework for designing, building, and financing a citywide fiber-optic network
- Direct the Department of Public Works (or other appropriate entity) to begin mapping the existing broadband assets within the city to determine what technological gaps may need to be overcome to achieve a citywide fiber network; and
- Immediately adopt “dig once” policies for all construction projects so that an assessment can be made in real time whether the city should deploy fiber at a particular location if deemed integral to the development or expansion of a citywide fiber network.
Please use the map below to determine your ward, or use the Minnesota Polling Place Finder. Feel free to cut and paste the above bullet points if sending an email. And please let us know the response you receive.