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

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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