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Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

THIRD MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - January 26, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION


TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE DIVISION
OF THE
COMMERCE AND LABOR COMMITTEE


MINUTES


Representative Sheldon Johnson, Chair of the Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division, called the meeting to order at 8:05 A.M. on January 26, 2007, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Johnson, Sheldon, Chair
Masin, Sandra, Vice-Chair
Beard, Michael
Garofalo, Pat
Hilty, Bill
Hoppe, Joe
Morrow, Terry
Sailer, Brita
Shimanski, Ron
Thissen, Paul

Members excused.
Juhnke, Al
Thissen, Paul

Representative Johnson called the meeting to order at 8:05 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Sailer moved that the minutes of January 19, 2007 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Dan Lipschultz from Moss and Barnett and Jeff Oxley from Eschelon Telecommunications gave an overview of competitive local exchange carriers.

City of Monticello representatives, Lynn Fleming from the Fiber Optics Task Force and
Wayne Mayer, City Council member gave an overview to division members.

City of Buffalo representatives, Chris Schinnick, MIS Coordinator and Joseph Steffe, Utilities Director, gave and overview to division members. A handout "BWIG.net" was given to division members.

Judy Bodway, Director of Economic Development for the City of Winona, gave an overview
to division members.

Tom Riordan, Mayor, City of Windom and Steve Nasby, City Administrator, City of Windom gave an overview to division members. A handout "Role of the State of Minnesota in Telecommunications" was given to division members. Division members were also given a copy of the overview "Windom.net".


Unplugged Cities, City of Saint Louis Park, President Paul Kralovec, Unplugged Cities gave an overview to division members. A handout "Parkwifi.com" was given to division members. This is also online @ Parkwifi.com.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:36 A.M.



REP. SHELDON JOHNSON, CHAIR



Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Telecommunications: the municipal experience