Minnesota broadband grants a model for Ohio

The (Ohio) Tribune Chronicle reports…

A new bill introduced Wednesday in the Ohio Senate would set aside $50 million a year for grants to expand broadband internet access to rural parts of the state.

Sound familiar to Minnesota readers? There’s a good reason…

The program is modeled after one in Minnesota and companion legislation is expected to be introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives.

It’s great to see that we’re onto something so great other states want to replicate it! It’s also worth sharing that Ohio is looking to invest $50 million – considerably more than Minnesota has invested in a single year. Maybe we can learn a little bit from them too.

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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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