Beaver Island Telecommunications Advisory Committee Meeting

April 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm America/Detroit Timezone
Beaver Island Community School
37895 Kings Highway
Beaver Island, MI, 49782
Kitty McNamara

The Joint Township Telecommunications Advisory Committee will conduct a special meeting using the Zoom video confrence platform.  An Agenda  and conference access info are below. The committee is now working on two main projects: the first is to bring pools of high speed service to key locations on the island and the second is investigating how the island could bring itself broadband service competitive with that being offered on the near-shore mainland. 


The Committee’s meetings are open to the public.  You can learn more about the committee’s work at its website.

The members of the committee are:

Kevin Boyle – Chair
Kitty McNamara – Vice-Chair
Theresa McDonough – Secretary
Wil Cwkiel
Gary Conant
Neal Green


Special Meeting

St. James & Peaine Township

Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee


Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.

Meeting by teleconference and videoconference



Approval of Agenda


Approval of Minutes


Updates/Discussion on the Following:

·        Beaver Island Broadband Consortium Update

o   Review draft Consortium Agreement

o   Build-out timeline

·        COVID-19 Driven and Other Funding Options

·        Next steps with Great Lakes Energy

·        Tower Lease Options

·        Roundtable on network performance for Work (and School) from Home


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Other business as may come before the committee

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