Senator Klobuchar reminds colleagues that bipartisanship is requires to build better infrastructure

On the 10 year anniversary of the collapse of the 35W bridge, Senator Klobuchar reminds us of the need for better infrastructure…

We need to build roads, bridges, airports, locks, dams and rail that work for this century — not the last one. And let’s not forget about updating our energy grid, repairing and replacing our water infrastructure and sewers, and making sure all Americans have access to broadband.

If our deteriorating infrastructure goes unaddressed, it will cost our economy nearly $4 trillion by 2025, leading to the loss of 2.5 million jobs. But if we address it, we can create millions of jobs.

Including broadband…

Rural communities are also relying on federal investments to address emerging challenges like broadband access. Sen. Shelly Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and I, together with our colleagues in both parties, have urged the Trump administration to include high-speed, reliable broadband for all Americans as part of any infrastructure initiative.

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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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