Gov Walz talks budget and includes broadband as a necessity

The Wadena Pioneer Journal posts a letter from Governor Walz on his budget…

I am the first Greater Minnesota governor in nearly three decades. I understand the beauty of living in Greater Minnesota. I also understand the challenges. That is why I am proposing a budget that makes historic investments in Greater Minnesota. …

Access to high-speed broadband is no longer a nice-to-have, it is a necessity. Students shouldn’t have to log long hours at Perkins to finish their coursework, and farmers shouldn’t be hurt financially because they can’t use the internet to conduct business. My budget invests in a One Minnesota border-to border-broadband grant program to ensure all households have high speed internet access by 2022.

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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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