Sen Klobuchar thinks broadband is an issue that crosses to both sides of the aisle

The New Yorker recently spoke to Senator Amy Klobuchar about running for office and how to reach voters from all sides. Broadband came up…

There are issues that transcend urban-rural, like, for instance, you don’t want to kick people off of their insurance for preëxisting conditions. That was something that you saw Democrats run on, and win on. But then there are other issues that are unique. And I would put Critical Access Hospitals, rural broadband—most people in urban areas don’t have to worry about that. And a lot of parts of our rural countryside can’t even access cell-phone service, much less broadband. Their cell phones keep going in and out. And I don’t understand, as I pointed out to the Farmers Union, how you can have rural cell-phone service all over Iceland and not in northern Minnesota.

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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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