Senator Schmit view on $35 million for broadband: clear win

The Kenyon Leader posts an editorial from Senator Schmit celebrating the $35 million for broadband…

Among its highlights, our supplemental budget bill adds $35 million to Minnesota’s incredibly successful broadband grant fund, which in its first two years has extended critical Internet connectivity to roughly 10,000 homes, over 1,000 businesses, and hundreds of community anchor institutions – such as libraries, schools, and hospitals.

The legislative session, like the baseball season, can be long and arduous, with its share of hot streaks and slumps. The past four years have been nothing short of transformative for Minnesota and our shared priorities. We’ve made tremendous gains in key areas, and we’re poised for success in those that remain.

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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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