702 Communications’ Industry view of proposed changes in telecom regulation

Fargo’s InForm recently posted an editorial from 702 Communications…

Minnesota now has a real opportunity to modernize and update its regulations to provide some certainty to those who create new tech businesses and jobs and to those (like us) who invest in, and build, the backbone for all high-tech industries, which is a robust broadband infrastructure….

As legislators seek to play a role in helping to ensure Minnesota has a robust broadband infrastructure, we hope they will address both Minnesota’s regulatory environment, and any funding issues for grants for private companies seeking to invest in unserved areas. Both have been done on a bipartisan basis in states across the country. Just this past year, North Dakota passed modernization bills similar to what Minnesota is taking up with zero dissenting votes. And we can be proud that our own Sen. Kent Eken, DFL-Twin Valley, has co-sponsored at least part of the regulatory modernization that is part of the larger plan for rural broadband.

Not long on details of specific changes, but certainly hopeful for positive change.

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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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