Sharing information from the Office of Broadband Development newsletter…
Connected Nation Collecting Minnesota Broadband Data
The Office has finalized its contract with Connected Nation to collect broadband deployment data from Minnesota’s over 125 broadband providers. If you are a broadband provider and Connected Nation contacts you, we appreciate your cooperation! New maps of Minnesota’s broadband availability should be made available in mid-July. Assuming the grant program is funded by the 2016 Legislature, these maps will be used as the starting point for determining eligibility.
Governor’s Broadband Task Force
Governor’s Task Force on Broadband: The next meeting of the Task Force is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24th and will be held at Commscope’s facilities in Shakopee.
Border-to-Border Broadband Grant Update
As of April 15th, five of the 16 projects from the first grant round are reporting 100% completion of grant construction. Close-out site visits are being scheduled for these projects in coming weeks.