Community Technology Advisors has been an invaluable resource to the Blandin Foundation’s efforts to bring the benefits of high-bandwidth connectivity to rural Minnesota communities. Bill Coleman and his team are both visionary and practical, unfailingly reliable, and uncommonly resourceful. Blandin Foundation’s Broadband Initiative, and the rural communities we serve, have benefited enormously from the knowledge, creativity, and customized approach that is CTAC’s hallmark.
Director, Public Policy & Engagement
We have been working with Community Technology Advisors over the past eight years and they have provided us with outstanding services in the areas of industry cluster studies, community and economic development projects and communications and technology services.
One of our cluster studies in Health Care, is resulting in local and regional usage for grant deliveries, development financing and regional programming efforts for expanded health care services.
Our most recent association with Community Technology Advisors, has been providing a comprehensive and complete inventory/assessment of Todd County’s current telecommunication and broadband services including the plans and capacity for future growth by providers (Todd County has 13 separate phone districts and 9 different telecom providers). This study is the critical core of our current initiative of bringing state-of-the-art and future broadband services to Todd County.
Alex Weego, Executive Director
Todd County Development Corp.
Bill played an essential role in facilitating the work of the Eden Prairie Technology Task Force. His knowledge of the telecommunications industry combined with a background in economic development made him a great fit for our project. Bill delivered as promised and would be considered again for any future related initiatives.
Economic Development Manager
City of Eden Prairie
“Bill’s unique ability to blend community organizing, economic development and technical expertise make him the person I turn to when I have questions about civic and community networks.”
It has been a pleasure working with Bill on a recent project. Bill is one of the most knowledgeable individuals I have worked with, on the topics of economic community development, technology, and public policy.
Bill is always very prepared and detail-oriented; and communicates effectively to a team to get their buy-in and motivation. He was able to create a comprehensive vision and strategy on this recent project that was effective, timely, and beneficial. I strongly recommend Bill to any strategic initiative!
Corporate IT Manager, Community Task Force Chair