MN Legislative Committee leaves $20 million for broadband grants

The Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance met late Sunday night. The conference committee report for SF 1456 is available online.

It looks like the $20 million for broadband grants stays asis. Here are the details:

29.15 Subd. 8.Broadband Development $ 20,250,000 $ 250,000
29.16(a) $20,000,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for
29.17deposit in the border-to-border broadband fund
29.18account in the special revenue fund established
29.19under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.396.
29.20(b) $250,000 each year is for the Broadband
29.21Development Office.

AND

39.12 Subd. 4.Administrative Services 7,386,000 7,386,000

39.17(b) $100,000 each year is for the support of
39.18broadband development

There is also legislation for small cell equipment collocation. I will to a separate post about that legislation.

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