Aitkin Age says fund broadband to support seniors

The Aitkin Age is running a series of editorials on issues facing Minnesota’s aging population. Today they recommended some policy action points…

Fully fund the Border-to-Border Broadband Program recognized as a critical factor in the economic and social sustainability of all rural Minnesota communities, which many senior citizens call home. The $40 million in grants approved by the 2019 Legislature will give the program a substantial start in achieving the state’s 2026 goal of reaching everyone with reliable broadband internet. But more funding is needed to see the program fully developed.

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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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