Governor Dayton proposes $30 Million for Broadband

According to a FACT SHEET on  21st  Century Economic Development from the Governor’s office he is proposing a $30 million investment in broadband.

New Broadband Investments. Last year, Governor Dayton and the Legislature invested $20 million in a new Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program to help communities across Greater Minnesota gain access to high-quality broadband. This year, the Governor is proposing an additional $30 million to help further expand access

That is considerably less than the $200 million recommended by the Governor’s Broadband Task Force. But as I recall last year he started the session saying he wasn’t going to investment in broadband in 2014 – and the legislators and their teams got him to turn around. Hopefully the same will happen this year.

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About Ann Treacy

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

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