House members congratulate each other for $40 million for broadband

The Albert Lea Tribune posts an editorial from Representative Kresha lauding Representative Bennett’s work supporting rural area by devoting $40 million to broadband…

One character quality that is shared among the rural legislators in St. Paul is keeping commitments. On April 19, Rep. Peggy Bennett of Albert Lea supported H.F. 3931, the jobs omnibus bill authored by committee Chairman Pat Garofalo. A total of $40 million of rural broadband funding over two years was contained in the bill and when signed into law will expand the rural broadband effort in Minnesota. …

I am proud to serve with Rep. Bennett, who is keeping her promise of delivering rural broadband and working to improve students’ lives, create jobs and spur rural economic development.

The Senate is currently pushing for $85 million for broadband. Governor Dayton is suggesting $100 million.

This entry was posted in Funding, MN, Policy 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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