Comparing State’s Broadband Plans – MN checks all of the boxes

Pew Research has created a table and map that tracks the broadband tools in each state, including the following:

  • Office: A centralized office for broadband projects.
  • Agency: State agency(ies) involved in broadband projects.
  • Task force: A formalized team—often involving multiple agencies and sectors—dedicated to broadband issues.
  • Broadband fund: A funding mechanism(s).
  • Broadband goal: The result that the state’s broadband program is working to achieve.
  • Broadband plan: A document that defines objectives, and the actions to be taken to reach them.
  • Broadband map: A mapping effort underway to identify where broadband is and isn’t.

Minnesota has all of them.


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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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