Candidate Profile: Rep Collin Peterson supports broadband

Patch reports…

Rep. Collin C. Peterson, a Detroit Lakes resident, is running for U.S. House of Representatives District 7.

They ask a number of questions; broadband came up…

List other issues that define your campaign platform:
Reliable broadband is a utility, and the COVID-19 crisis has put a spotlight on just how integral it is for telehealth, distance learning and working from home. It’s unacceptable that rural communities have limited, unreliable or worse yet no broadband access. In response to these inequities I have introduced the Universal Broadband Act that secures adequate funding to support the construction of broadband infrastructure in rural and underserved areas without having to increase the national debt.

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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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