Sadly I haven’t been able to find the audio or video archive of the meeting online yet. (Will post when I see it.) But yesterday the Minnesota Senate Committee met and the bill (SF2254) was recommended to pass. Here’s a super summary:
- Universal broadband goal – 10-20mbps up / 5-10mbps down and be top 5 in US, and top 15 internationally
- Annual reports – reports on progress thus far expects each February
- Authority of commernce commissioners – the commissioner may appoint a broadband advisory group
The House has filed a companion bill and will meet this morning to hear both it and the Senate bill. The House version has more detail and instea of saying the commernce comissioner may appoint an advisory committee, the House says comissioner shal appoint and convene.