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