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MoBroadbandNow Topic Team Surveys

Mo-Kan region is focusing on two "topic team" areas for further broadband implementation planning. Please choose one below:

MoBroadbandNow Business Survey

Businesses are encouraged to complete the brief survey about rural internet access:

2013 RTPT Wrap-up

MoBroadbandNow 2013

RTPT and Topic Teams Wrap-UpMoBroadband Rural Health

Thanks to all those who participated in the Mo-Kan Region's Healthcare and Public Safety Topic Teams and our RTPT planning process!  Your comments are still welcome!  Please read the regional implementation plan here:

  • Topic Teams Final Planning Report - December 2013 (2 mb pdf)
    A regional implementation plan based on the Topic Teams input. If you would like to submit additional comments, corrections, or your Broadband story, contact MoBroadbandNow or call Mo-Kan at (816) 233-3144. 
  • If you have any questions, or to learn more, please contact us (broadband@mo-kan.org) or call 816-233-3144.

    MoBroadbandNow RTPT

    Mo-Kan Regional Council is proud to participate in Gov. Nixon's MoBroadbandNow initiative to expand broadband Internet access in rural and underserved parts of the state for health care, business, education and consumers. MoBrandbandNow seeks to expand broadband accessibility to 95 percent of the total population of Missouri within five years.

    In March 2011, Mo-Kan partnered with local stakeholders to conduct the MoBroadbandNow Regional Technology Planning Team (RTPT) kick-off meeting. One of 19 RTPTs throughout the state, this team will advance the demand and adoption of broadband availability within the region of Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton, and DeKalb counties.

    The RTPT Process breaks down as follows:

    • Conduct a Broadband Needs Assessment
    • Develop a Broadband Strategic Plan for the region, based on the assessed findings 

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    Wednesday, May 1, 2012 |  9am-12pm  |  Missouri Western (Blum Union, Room 222-223)  |  4525 Downs Drive  |  Saint Joseph, MO 64507

    Update: The May 1 meeting was a great success. The RTPT reviewed comments on SWOC Analysis from the August 2011 meeting, and continued a robust discussion of short, medium, and long-term goals towards finalizing a regional plan.

    The Final Draft Strategic Plan is now available for review.  

    Final Draft Strategic Plan: Mo-Kan Region

     

    Other resources:

    • Missouri Broadband Business Survey 
      Mo-Kan is now conducting a Business Survey to determine the broadband usage, needs and interests of local businesses.The results of the survey will be used to inform the next planning steps. Simply follow the above link and click your county coverage area on the map to begin. Users from any Missouri county can take this survey.
    • Regional Technology Planning Team Toolkit (4.72mb pdf)
      For more background on the Regional Technology Planning Team process and project timeline, consult this Toolkit. If you are interested in representing your business/community sector as part of the planning team in our region, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Mo-Kan at (816) 233-3144. 

              Our success depends on your participation!