Rep Kiel lists broadband funding as a legislative win

The Crookston Times reports Representative Kiel’s view of the 2016 session. She wants Governor Dayton to get the legislators back to get to work at a Special Session but applauds the work that did get done during the Session…

Kiel said that despite the high-profile legislation that didn’t pass, the legislature did accomplish some things during the regular session.

And she has this to say about broadband…

She also cited $35 million in broadband investment across Minnesota, which includes a provision providing a stable cost for providers who need to access right-of-way controlled by the railroad. “Broadband needs to get where it needs to go,” Kiel said. “But it’s getting very expensive to be able to access the other side of the tracks.”

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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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