MN Job Growth Committee meets today at noon (May 21) – broadband in the budget

The Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance committee is meeting today at noon (or at call of the chair) at 1100 Minnesota Senate Building.

Looking at latest SF 1456 Conference Committee materials there’s $20 million for broadband. And $250,000 a year from DEED…

25.13 Subd. 8. Broadband Development
25.14 (a) $20,000,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for
25.15 deposit in the border-to-border broadband fund
25.16 account in the special revenue fund established
25.17 under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.396.
25.18 (b) $250,000 each year is for the Broadband 25.19 Development Office.

And $100,000 a year for Administrative services

35.3 Subd. 4. Administrative Services
….
35.6 (b) $100,000 each year is for the support of
35.7 broadband development.

It doesn’t look like this will be broadcast.

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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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