Senator Klobuchar promotes better broadband in Le Sueur County

According to Le Center Leader

Increasing broadband speeds in rural Minnesota is a high priority for both Le Sueur County residents and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

Klobuchar touted broadband investment and other issues facing rural Minnesotans at the Le Sueur County Township Association meeting Saturday morning. The visit was part of her 10-County Rural Economy weekend tour throughout southern Minnesota, which Klobuchar said was to help better understand the needs of rural Minnesotans.

She mentioned efforts in the Legislature…

Klobuchar said that 61 U.S. senators were working to get the Federal Communications Commission to change the rules on how funds to expand broadband are distributed.

Sounds like she had a similar discussion in St Peter as well…

Klobuchar also mentioned broadband development and the 2018 Farm Bill to a group of five businesswomen in St. Peter at her first stop on Saturday. The businesswomen brought up issues that are hurdles for their small businesses, including ever-changing regulatory burdens, minimum wage and financial illiteracy among young people.

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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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