Local elected official get push back from constituent for lack of broadband support

It will be interesting to see where constituents land on supporting politicians based on the investment they are making in broadband. (The Legislature agreed to $35 million; the Governor recommended $100 million.) Here’s how one constituent felt based on his letter to the editorial in the Faribault Daily News

Daniels walked out on supporting broadband funding for rural Minnesota. After stingily agreeing to only a $10.6 million state-wide investment in 2015 (when the governor’s Task Force on Broadband estimates a $200 million need), Daniels was recently quoted in these pages saying, “I would just hate to see spending too much on broadband at one time if we don’t have enough dollars….”

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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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