Senator Westrom Presents Rural Broadband Bill

According to the Voice of Alexandria

On Monday, February 27, Senator Torrey Westrom [R-Elbow Lake] presented his rural broadband grant bill in the Senate Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth. The measure funds grants for local telecommunication companies to expand broadband internet service in greater Minnesota. Not only does the legislation appropriate money to increase border-to-border broadband development, but it also modifies the current law to invest in more projects and prioritize unserved areas.

“Establishing rural broadband is crucial to continued economic development in greater Minnesota,” said Senator Westrom. “By investing in infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas, we’re committed to advancing rural economic opportunities.”

I posted notes and video from the Committee session last week.

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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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