Candidates on broadband in MN Senate district 12

Running for Senate District 12 the incumbent, Senator Westrom had this to say about broadband…

Making sure rural broadband is available across the state is another priority of his if re-elected.

“It is the electricity of today where the state can be a partner in the area where you don’t have the business space,” he explained. “Farmers and small business owners can be anywhere when they transact business over the web and that’s a great job engine and economic development tool, frankly for rural Minnesota to have strong broadband,” Westrom said.

His competition, Russ Hinrichs says this…

Improving the rural broadband infrastructure would also benefit farmers and resident in greater Minnesota.

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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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