Pioneer Press reader asks for more broadband ASAP

The St Paul Pioneer Press recently ran an editorial from a reader in Roseville in support of broadband for all, especially rural Minnesota…

I fail to understand the logic of some people (mostly rural conservatives, apparently) who are fighting the idea of governmental aid for more rapid broadband development in Minnesota. Do any of them remember farming without electricity to drive milking machines and fill silos and hay mows? I do. I don’t want our state to return to those days. We are on the front edge of the world-wide cyber electronic age. Now individual entrepreneurs who rely for their business, on electronic connection can live anywhere — if they can communicate with their customers. …

If Minnesota wants to compete and grow in the modern world, we need to invest today and build comprehensive broadband communications into our infrastructure. Citizens of Minnesota outside the metropolitan areas need to demand equal treatment in this modern cyber age, something that has been lacking. Our goal needs to be modern low-cost broadband passing every home, every cabin and every business in the entire state. As soon as possible.

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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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