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

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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