Bond for Broadband?

Ground Level’s Dave Peters interviewed Rick King (chair of the original Minnesota Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force) on his take for the Governor’s Dayton recent Task Force announcement

If Minnesota wants to move up in the state rankings for broadband access and speeds, it will need more fiber optic cable in the ground. And one way to encourage that without direct infusion of state money is to allow broadband projects to be included in state bonding requests, even if they ultimately are owned by private companies.

That’s one of the thoughts Rick King had this morning when I caught up with him to get his take on Gov. Mark Dayton’s re-creation of a state broadband task force last week.

It’s an interesting perspective. But at the article points out…

A direct state infusion to follow on federal stimulus money that state projects have received isn’t politically likely

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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.

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