Reporters need broadband to get the story uploaded

Last week I was in Orr to hear about broadband projects in the area. I was happy to meet Missy Roach from the Timberjay newspaper. She was kind enough to tell me about the difficulty she has as a reporter doing her work without broadband. Spoiler alert – she gets up in the middle of the night to upload stories!

As Missy points out she’s not alone. Imagine the entrepreneurs or potential entrepreneurs trying to do their work under such circumstances. It’s a barrier to business and a barrier to recruitment to the area. But Missy’s problem is a larger community issue  – broadband is getting in the way of people getting news and that’s a civic issue!

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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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