WNAX Radio covers upcoming broadband funding controversy in MN Legislature

The stories about the expected discussion on broadband funding in the 2017 Legislature continues on WNAX

Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith says funding to expand broadband Internet access in Greater Minnesota is a “really important” part of Governor Mark Dayton’s agenda for the 2017 legislative session. Smith says the current strategy for expanding broadband in Greater Minnesota is working and the state needs to keep at it

Republicans say the private sector is upgrading Internet service in Greater Minnesota and there’s no need to spend taxpayer dollars. Smith disagrees, saying companies won’t expand broadband in rural areas where it’s not profitable, and that’s where government must step in.

Hear the report on the WNAX website.

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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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