“I need better internet period!” says local business in St Louis County MN

Businesses from St Louis County are speaking after the broadband meeting in St Louis County yesterday. A theme emerge as they all say – we need better broadband. After the meeting I heard from Jon Benz at JM Retrievers. They board, train and breed retrievers. Here’s what Jon had to say about local broadband…

I need better internet period! Cost effective and would help my business a lot. From credit card processing to website design, which I do myself, videos and photo uploads to help me sell products and services. I have to wait sometimes hours to download files that people send me. And hours to upload sale videos etc.

Broadband is a must for us to survive for many aspects of our business. I get more online contacts for bookings numerous days than by phone. I barely have Internet through access broadband line of sight service.

I like the provider as a company but they don’t have the speeds that I need to make my business more efficient in many ways. The first few years I didn’t have them it was a struggle. It can only get better.

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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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