Broadband making the short list in public discussions in Marshall

The Marshall Independent reports on the Theater of Public Policy’s recent event in Marshall. They are an improv group that encourages public conversations. It was fun to see that broadband made the show…

For part of the program, Danger interviewed Wyatt-Yerka, who is running for Minnesota House District 16A. The event’s original interview lineup also included Marshall Mayor Bob Byrnes, but Byrnes had to cancel his appearance, Walker said.

Wyatt-Yerka said, after listening to the small-group part of the program, that audience members had some of the same concerns as many people in the region. Getting more reliable broadband Internet access was one of those concerns. Wyatt-Yerka said some of the problems in getting broadband in the region had to do with cost, and while there were state broadband grant programs, the fees to apply could be a deterrent. He suggested decreasing the application fees.

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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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