International Falls Journal asks MN House to rethink budget for broadband

The International Falls Journal asks the House members to reconsider their budgets for higher education, early education and broadband to make a difference in Northern Minnesota…

The bill also fell short in funding broadband for rural Minnesota at a greater level and addressing the high costs of child care in the state. With the appropriate funding and resources, the bill could have gone a long ways in improving at a very base level the quality of life and ability to draw new businesses and workers to places like Rainy Lake.

The House supplemental bill may feel like a missed opportunity by our elected leaders to make a huge difference in the lives of people who live and work in rural Minnesota. The conference committee has a chance to change that and we urge them to consider the needs of rural and northern Minnesotans as they begin to seek a middle ground on the supplemental budget.

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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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