ENTERPRISE — Broadband Action Teams are being formed in Wallowa and Union counties, the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District announced in a press release Friday, Nov. 19.

BATs are diverse, multistakeholder groups that discuss broadband challenges and opportunities, leading to greater awareness, access and adoption, the release said. The purpose of the teams is to improve broadband usability and versatility in Northeastern Oregon and increase collaboration across sectors and interests.

Businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, schools and members of the public are welcome to participate in the teams. The first team meetings will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m. for Wallowa County and Thursday, Dec. 2, at noon for Union County.

Daniel Holbrook, broadband manager for the Oregon Broadband Office, will present information about Oregon’s broadband improvement plans and government funding programs at the Wallowa County BAT meeting. His presentation will be recorded and replayed at the Union County meeting.

Anyone interested in participating can join the Zoom meetings or contact jackbarnicle@neoedd.org or 541-426-3598 for more information.

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