I wrote earlier today about the results of the Omnibus discussion from yesterday. (There are plans to discuss the bill tonight.) I have just pulled out the clips related to broadband.
Clips are grouped by topics – then included chronologically.
First is testimony from the Commissioner of DEED (MN Department of Employment and Economic Development) on the funding for proposed broadband grants. In response there’s Representative Baker and Representative Layman in their support for broadband funding.
Next is testimony from T-Mobile on the proposed $3000 cap for wireless applications fees to local government. (Wireless companies request permission to collocate equipment from local government; usually local governments need to hire third parties to help assess the applications. The proposed bill would cap that fee.) The next testimony comes from the League of MN Cities; they oppose the $3000 cap.