Congrats to Senator Schmit – Legislator of Distinction

According to the Kenyon Leader

State Senator Matt Schmit has been recognized for the third year in a row as a “Legislator of Distinction” by the League of Minnesota Cities for his commitment to furthering city-friendly legislation and his work promoting the expansion of broadband Internet connectivity to areas of rural Minnesota that currently lack access to such essential services. Schmit is one of just three Senators to receive the award in both 2015 and 2016, and one of only two Senators to receive the award three years in a row.

“All Minnesotans should be able to connect and compete in a 21st century digital economy, and this recognition highlights the need for better connectivity,” Sen. Schmit said. “We all have a stake in making sure that Minnesota is a leader in broadband access and utilization.”

I have attended many of Senator Schmit’s broadband listening sessions over the years – often on the coldest days of the year. It’s been great to watch him listen, advocate and act on behalf of rural communities.



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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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