Wilkin County Commissioner wants $70 million for MN Broadband

The Wahpeton Daily News posts a Letter to the Editor from Wilkin County Commissioner Dennis Larson…

It’s painful to admit, but our area of Minnesota is part of the Not-Served-Nine-Percent of the population in the state that remains unserved or underserved when it comes to having access to reliable, affordable high-speed internet service.

We can’t wait any longer – and it didn’t help that the funding bill was vetoed last year. That’s all the more reason the legislature needs to adopt the House funding level, that incorporates the MN Rural Broadband Coalition and Governor Walz’s full recommendation of $70 million over the next two years.

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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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