News by sector: Telecommunications

The Legislative Council Study Committee on Rural Broadband completed its review of the Wisconsin Broadband Expansion Grant Program on Oct. 5. Over three meetings, the group examined alternative methods for encouraging construction of broadband infrastructure. Cooperative Network director and Mosaic Telecom CEO Scott Behn served on the committee. “Wisconsin’s communications...

David Cramer, United Cooperative president and CEO; Tim Harrington, Premier Cooperative chairman; and Judy Ziewacz, National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA CLUSA) president and CEO, will receive Cooperative Network's 2016 Cooperative Builder Award. The annual distinction honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions at the local, state, and/or national level to...

| By Ethan Giebel

The Federated Youth Foundation is accepting applications for the Charles Van Sickle Scholarship. The $2,000 award is open to a pre-law or law student who resides in Wisconsin and plans to specialize in cooperative law. Applications are due Dec. 1, 2016, for the spring semester.

The 2016 October Co-op Month theme is “Cooperatives Build,” developed by a national Co-op Month planning committee led by Cooperative Network through the Cooperative Communicators Association. Promotional materials, facts, and figures are available at www.coopmonth.coop.

| By Charlene Vrieze, Minnesota Cooperative Education Foundation

The Minnesota Cooperative Education Foundation (MCEF), the nonprofit arm of Cooperative Network, has awarded the 2016 Edward Slettom Cooperative Leadership Scholarship to five Minnesota students interested in pursuing careers in cooperatives. The awards range from $500 to $1,000. “It was nearly a record year for applicants,” said Tom Liebe, MCEF...

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