Austin Daily Herald not impressed with MN House investment in rural broadband for education

From the Austin Daily Herald

The House Majority continues to dismiss the need to expand rural broadband, which is especially essential for schools. Of the education budget “savings” we have from last year, a measly $7 million will be dedicated to broadband funding for schools and students in underserved areas of the state. This will create a wider digital divide in Greater Minnesota and force legislators to pick winners and losers when there is an opportunity to provide much needed statewide funding to rural districts.

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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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