Tough to run a business in parts of rural Minnesota where broadband is limited

So far more than 50 organizations and 125+ citizens have shown support for the Minnesota Broadband Vision…

Everyone in Minnesota will be able to use convenient, affordable world-class broadband networks that enable us to survive and thrive in our communities and across the globe.

A big bonus of tracking the folks who support and endorse the vision, is hearing from the frontlines. Last week I heard from Donna Boonstra of Custom Interiors & Co, Inc in Raymond Minnesota about her experience with broadband…

As a business owner in rural Kandiyohi County I totally support your coalition in bringing world class broadband to rural Minnesota. I am an interior designer, president and CEO of Custom Interiors and Co., Inc. and I have my office in my home. Much of my training is available to me online however, many times when I’d like to take the opportunity to receive this training, I find that my internet access has been compromised. I have sat through times when it takes longer to download the video than it would to watch it. it is very difficult to operate your business efficiently when internet access is so limited. Fiber to the premise is the only way to bring world class broadband to all of Minnesota and that way we only have to dig once!

It’s a reminder to folks who do have good access. Can you imagine running your business without broadband?

The Minnesota Broadband Coalition is helping to collect endorsements and hosts a range of tools to help spread the word.

This entry was posted in Broadband Applications, Digital Divide, economic development, MN, Policy and tagged by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

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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