Gov Walz prioritizes broadband in spending plan

The Duluth News Tribune reports on Governor Walz’s presentation to the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities …

Walz also said his spending plan, set to be introduced next month, will include a “moonshot” to bring broadband access to rural Minnesota in two years, add funds to maintain roads and bridges and a create a new mechanism for bringing dollars to schools in a more equitable way.

It would be nice to see a moonshot to bring broadband to rural areas. I remember last summer, while running for office, Walz mentioned $300 million for broadband. That would be a good moonshot.

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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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