Candidates Lee and Rarick in MN Senate District 11 both support better broadband

WDIO TV reports…

Democrat Michelle Lee is challenging Republican Senator Jason Rarick for his spot in Minnesota’s Senate District 11.

And their views of broadband…

One of the biggest issues the candidates say facing the district is access to broadband internet.

Rarick said he would like to see the state invest in bringing broadband internet to rural areas to improve learning and working from home.

“Even though we have a deficit as we’re coming back, I would really like to see the state make a commitment of about 50 million dollars a year that would be going into the grants that get internet access to our rural areas,” Rarick said.

Meanwhile, Lee said she would like to bring broadband internet to rural areas as well to improve education and create new business opportunities.

“I look at internet and the expansion of broadband as our moonshot. We can do this. We can join forces with the lawmakers that are out in Washington who are running on the same issue. We can join forces with Republicans and Independents here in Minnesota to make this happen,” Lee said.

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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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