The Winona Daily News recently ran a little to the editor from Gar Evans supporting Senator Schmit’s standing as a rural-supporting senator based on his work with broadband…
In fact, Sen. Schmit’s bipartisan broadband efforts were one of the highlights of this past legislative session, during which critical funding was secured for continued expansion of rural broadband access for thousands of the approximately 20 percent of Greater Minnesota homes and businesses that currently lack it. This successful effort likely was the greatest accomplishment of the 2016 legislative session — and Sen. Schmit led the charge!
For these efforts, Sen. Schmit has been recognized as a “Legislator of Distinction” by the League of Minnesota Cities for three straight years; he’s one of two state senators to earn such consistent recognition.
It’s a good reminder to ask candidates about their views on broadband if broadband is important to you!