Senator Mark Koran pushes for expanded rural broadband

The Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus reports…

On Wednesday, the Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Committee heard three bills that provide funds for the rural broadband grant program and appropriation for the programs.  Senator Mark Koran (R-North Branch) co-authored one of the bills, SF 1186, that will provide $25 million in 2022 and 2023 to bring service to unserved areas in Minnesota.

“In today’s world, families and businesses are becoming increasingly more reliant on devices that require access to a quality broadband connection,” Senator Koran said.  “In recent years, we’ve seen the role that broadband service plays in our health, our education, and as an economic driver for the region. With funding provided by this legislation, we’re connecting more underserved areas from across the state and moving Minnesota one step closer to providing reliable access for all.”

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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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