Minnesota cabin owners want broadband

Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates surveyed cabin owners last year – broadband came up. The Brainerd Dispatch reports

Almost two-thirds—64 percent—of cabin and lake property owners would be interested in more state investment in bringing high-speed broadband internet to greater Minnesota. Many reported problems with cellphone and internet coverage and would welcome lower-cost coverage, the release stated.

The report also indicated that “Minnesota is about to experience the largest intergenerational transfer of shoreline property in our history.” Which means a new generation is about to inherent a lot of cabins and (the report says) a lot of debt.

It used to be that people went to the cabin to get away from work – but it seems that folks don’t want that anymore – certainly 64 percent don’t. Being able to work from the cabin means people can work and hopefully lose the debt and keep the cabin.

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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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