Run fiber with new roads

Here’s a broadband policy that makes a ton of sense and I suspect won’t cost a tom of money.

Senator Amy Klobuchar other U.S. senators are pushing a bill to require that when any government builds or rebuilds a road with federal money that broadband conduit be installed at the same time.

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Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

2 thoughts on “Run fiber with new roads

  1. Here’s some fun news from my friend Ryan Croke at the Governor’s office in IL.

    Ann — Great blog work as always. I like to think that the “highway fiber”
    idea began with Pat Quinn’s first major speech as Governor of Illinois. (Search for “broadband”)

    It was originally codified as an amendment to House Bill 3654, which did not

    Then, it was integrated into the attached broadband components of our
    “capital plan implementation bill” (below). This, however, has not yet been
    signed into law.

  2. Pingback: The National Broadband Plan – A Minnesota perspective « Blandin on Broadband

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