A vibrant economy starts with connectivity.
Stable, reliable broadband infrastructure positions Idaho communities to attract business and enhance quality of life for their citizens. With this in mind, Governor Brad Little established the Idaho Broadband Task Force to improve connectivity and broadband infrastructure across Idaho. To review the full Idaho Broadband Task Force Executive Order, click here.
Idaho Broadband Task Force
Led by Idaho Commerce Director Tom Kealey, the task force is charged with developing recommendations on ways the state can assist in furthering Idaho’s connectivity and speeds. The group focuses its efforts on mapping Idaho’s existing services and identifying gaps in Idaho’s broadband infrastructure.
The Idaho Broadband Task Force is comprised of government officials, internet providers, satellite providers, cellular providers, industry representatives, universities and representatives from Idaho’s tribes, counties and cities. Click here for a full list of task force members.
Task Force Meetings
The task force will meet four times prior to October 2019 and provide final broadband infrastructure recommendations to the Governor in November 2019. Broadband Task Force meetings are open to the public. Additional meeting information and minutes will be posted once available. Scheduled meeting dates are as follows:
- June 19, 2019 – Boise
- July 17, 2019 – Twin Falls
- August 28, 2019 – Coeur d’Alene
- September 25, 2019 – Boise