Governor Dayton invites citizens to support broadband funding

Here’s the latest from the Governor on broadband investment…

THE NEED FOR SPEED

In December, Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith announced their proposal to invest $100 million in faster, more reliable rural broadband Internet access. The need for this investment has never been greater – and a new report released last week by the Governor’s Broadband Task Force made the consequences of doing nothing abundantly clear. Since then, editorial boards and state and local leaders statewide have weighed-in, describing the need to invest in high-speed broadband during the 2016 Legislative Session. I wanted to share a few excerpts from those articles with you this afternoon – including statistics and stories that underscore the need for legislative action this year.

SHARE this animated infographic on Facebook, comparing the Dayton/Smith plan to the plan recently put forward by House Republicans.

RETWEET the infographic on Twitter.

READ more about the Dayton/Smith broadband proposal.

LEARN more about the Broadband Task Force Report

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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