Lt Governor Smith supports broadband investment on KAXE

Lt Governor Tina Smith was on KAXE this week. Broadband came up (at about minute 3) and the impact of reliable broadband in rural areas.

She mentioned the following (I paraphrase hugely)…

If you’re not connected with high speed affordable connection, you aren’t connected to the rest of the world. It’s not fair that 20 percent of rural Minnesota doesn’t have access.

We see bipartisan support for broadband investment. We recently awarded Border to Border grants to help get the last mile of broadband to households and schools that really need it.

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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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