House to discuss broadband; also satellite demo at the Capitol April 6

Tomorrow (April 6) the House is scheduled to talk about the Omnibus Job Growth and Energy Affordability Finance bill. (Same bill (SF1937) I posted about yesterday – where they budgeted $7 million (for one year only) for broadband grant funding. Here are the details from the MN Legislative website:

THURSDAY: House Floor Session *
Thursday, Apr. 6, 2017 10:00 AM
Watch HTV 1
* The start time of Thursday’s House Floor Session has not been set.
SF605 (Anderson, S.) Omnibus State Government Finance bill.
SF1937 (Garofalo) Omnibus Job Growth and Energy Affordability Finance bill.

It will be live-streamed – so easy to watch from home. The timing can be tricky – you’ll need to keep an eye on the schedule.

Also at the Capitol- The Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association will be demonstrating their satellite connectivity on Thursday. From SBCA

Join us to experience High-Speed Satellite Broadband

Bring laptops and personal devices to log on to the internet using our new high-speed satellite broadband!

Thursday April 6, 2017
10 am to 2 pm
Upper Capitol Mall

Learn more about high-speed satellite broadband and the opportunities it provides Minnesotans throughout the state – particularly for communities with limited internet access.


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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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