Broadband video clips from House Omnibus Meeting (HF4289) from April 18

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.

This entry was posted in MN, MN Broadband Fund Awards, MN Office of Broadband Development, Policy, Wireless by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

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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