Candidate Julie Sandstede calls out need for border to border broadband

DFL Rep. Julie Sandstede is running for reelection for Minnesota House District 6A. The Duluth News Tribune reports on their endorsement of her campaign, including her interest in broadband…

Education isn’t her only priority. She didn’t even list it first when asked. Her top issue, she said, is protecting the Iron Range economy, with broadening the availability of broadband going a long way toward that.

“Broadband is woefully underfunded,” Sandstede said. “Broadband should be looked at as a utility, just like water and light. Its infrastructure would be an incentive for businesses to come into the area. Nobody would want to come in if you didn’t have electricity or water. Broadband is the underpinning of (industry). … It could help keep our young people from leaving the area.”

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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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