Board president of MiBroadband appointed to Governor’s Task Force

Harmony, Minn. (Oct. 10, 2019) — Brian Krambeer, board president of MiBroadband, has been appointed to the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband. The Task Force appointments were announced by Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan and include community leaders throughout the state of Minnesota.

Krambeer has worked in the rural electric cooperative industry for 31 years, 22 of those years with MiEnergy Cooperative and its predecessors. Most recently he led MiEnergy’s broadband initiative by partnering with Mabel Cooperative Telephone Company and Spring Grove Communications to create a limited-liability corporation, MiBroadband, that launched to provide fixed wireless internet service to rural and underserved areas.

The purpose of the Task Force is to put forth policies to help ensure every Minnesotan has access to high-speed internet, no matter their zip code.

“Brian’s leadership in creating MiBroadband demonstrates his commitment to bringing quality broadband service to rural areas,” stated Jill Fishbaugher, MiBroadband’s CEO.  “Being appointed to the Governor’s Broadband Task Force is an exciting opportunity for him and for our industry. We are pleased with the Governor’s selection and for making broadband service a priority for all Minnesotans.”

“Brian’s leadership in creating MiBroadband demonstrates his commitment to bringing quality broadband service to rural areas,” stated Jill Fishbaugher, MiBroadband’s CEO.  “Being appointed to the Governor’s Broadband Task Force is an exciting opportunity for him and for our industry. We are pleased with the Governor’s selection and for making broadband service a priority for all Minnesotans.”

Other Task Force members include: Tewodros Bekele, Lake Elmo; Nolan Cauthen, Crystal; Dale Cook, Minneapolis; Steve Fenske, Buffalo; Steve Giorgi, Virginia; Shannon Heim, Minneapolis; Marc Johnson, Mora; Bernadine Joselyn, Grand Rapids; Micah Myers, Watkins; Theresa Sunde, Waseca; James Weikum, Biwabik; Paul Weirtz, Bayport; and David Wolf, Brandon.  The terms for members of the Task Force expire in April 2023.

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