Southern MN businesses concerned about access to broadband

GreenSeam surveyed members of southern Greater Minnesota business communities to get a statistically relevant glimpse of how these leaders view the economic prospects of their economies.

As you can see from the chart below, shortage of broadband is an issue….

Scanning some of the focus group discussions – I can see that people are interested and/or concerned about some technology – specifically automation and drones. People seem hopeful that automation and similar technologies will help save workforce shortages. So it seems like people are open to technology, they just need better access to it.

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About Ann Treacy

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

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