The mission of Imagine Idaho is to educate, coalesce and leverage community leadership throughout the state to deploy significant federal and state funding for broadband-communications infrastructure in a pro-competitive way to unserved and underserved Idaho. Imagine Idaho’s ultimate goal is increased broadband access that allows all Idahoans to live, learn and work anywhere in our great state.
Imagine Idaho has a coalition of community, civic leaders, and service providers who are dedicated to ensuring that every Idahoan has access to reliable and affordable broadband. Imagine Idaho is committed to ensuring Idaho communities and citizens have the support they need to build sound, future proof broadband infrastructure and last mile connectivity to homes. Now with state and federal funding, and a growing awareness of the issues, we can achieve solutions and finally get Idaho connected. From education, telemedicine, and precision agriculture to post-secondary training and education and more, Imagine Idaho is the key resource to ensure success for Idahoans.
Imagine Idaho has assembled a powerful and growing group of community leaders from across the state including the Idaho Hospital Association, the Idaho Regional Optical Network, the Port of Lewiston, the Association of Idaho Cities, economic development groups, local elected officials, businesses and citizens. The coalition continues to grow daily with Idaho leaders joining regularly to help support the goal of increased broadband in Idaho. For more information contact Christina Culver firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Community leaders from across Idaho have joined together to launch an effort called Imagine Idaho. This effort is aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of broadband throughout our state.
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