According to the Wadena Pioneer Journal…
High-speed broadband Internet is in demand.
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith says that $70 million in requests have been made to expand broadband, mostly in rural Minnesota. That is twice as much as state lawmakers approved earlier this year. The $70 million in requests is from 60 grant applications.
The available $35 million in state funding could add broadband to 12,000 more homes.