MN Chamber of Commerce supports broadband

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Legislators (shared with permission)…

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, comprised of more than 2,300 businesses that employ more than 500,000 employees across the state, supports strong and continued funding for the Border to Border Broadband Grant Program in the upcoming biennium. …

But there are places in Greater Minnesota still lacking a reliable, fast Internet connection. These places tend to be in areas where geography, population density of other issues make the business case for deployment economically challenging.

A vibrant local and globally competitive economy requires robust, modern, secure and accessible communications, data and information infrastructure, systems and networks. That is why we support strategic investments to bring technology-neutral and cost-effective broadband to locations in Minnesota that lack a broadband connection.

 

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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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