Any broadband advice for the legislators?

The Minnesota Legislature will be back to session in a matter of weeks. According to Politics in Minnesota, broadband will be a hot topic this year.

Much of the conversation will revolve around the Minnesota Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force Recommendations. The Task Force heard from many people in preparing the report – from broadband experts to users in the field. We wanted to open up the public discussion again. So we are asking folks, “What would you like your legislators to know about the importance of broadband access for you and your community?”

We are planning to post responses on the Blandin on Broadband blog on February 5. If you want to share your two cents please send it to, with a subject line: BB Leg comments. We ask that you keep it to 100 words or so – however if you want to say more, feel free to post your response online and send us a link. Same applies to videos or podcasts, simply send us a brief synopsis and link.

While our intention is to include all responses, we reserve the right to filter responses, especially if they include inappropriate language or veer from the topic of broadband.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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About Ann Treacy

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.

3 thoughts on “Any broadband advice for the legislators?

  1. I’m a full time telecommuter, living in the country east of Long Prairie, Minnesota. Over the years, my internet options have always fallen short of my and my employer’s needs. My telephone companies (they change every few months) used to promise “high-speed internet over DSL ‘next year'”. That was a decade ago. My current ISP barely meets my needs.
    Without a good internet connection, I am unemployed. I try hard to purchase locally. Unemployed, I will purchase a lot less — locally and around the state.

  2. Pingback: Local Crosslake provider happy with Task Force Recommendations « Blandin on Broadband

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