Rural Lawmakers Calling for Broadband Funding

Not sure how I missed this in January from AlphaNews

My concern is that I’ve heard many legislators voice concern about investing in technology that they feel will be surpassed by something cheaper in the future. Unfortunately I think communities that don’t invest will find businesses and residents diminish and/or fall behind.

The Border to Border grants have required projects to be scalable to 100 Mbps. So anything paid for by the State should be a viable solution for many years to come.

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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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