Rep Kresha praises $23 million MN state broadband grants

The Brainerd Dispatch reports

Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, released the following statement praising the positive impact of the grants.

“Broadband is incredibly important to our rural communities across the state, and these grants will allow even more Greater Minnesota residents to access fast and reliable internet,” Kresha stated in a news release. “I look forward to seeing how these grants will improve the lives of those served and make it easier to do business in Greater Minnesota.”

The funds, divided over 30 projects, can provide up to half of a project’s infrastructure costs, and require a local match from recipients. The grants are enabled by the Border to Border Broadband Development Grant Program, created in 2014.

This entry was posted in Funding, MN, MN Broadband Fund Awards, Policy by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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