Sen Klobuchar says infrastructure bill will help get broadband to Southeast Minnesota

KTTC reports

United States senators have reached bi-partisan agreement on a $1 trillion infrastructure package.

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar said this deal can specifically improve areas in southeast Minnesota.

Klobuchar has taken the lead in pushing the broadband improvement aspect of the deal.

“It’s going to be $60 billion. We are still working out some details. Which will really help in southern Minnesota where there is still areas of our state that have really, they might have broadband, but it’s not really high speed enough,” she said.

Klobuchar said broadband improvement helps for a variety of situations.

“I can’t tell you how many people I’ve talked to in southern Minnesota, who’s school districts where they’ll have a lot of kids maybe can do work remotely and then other kids can’t. Small businesses can’t get on remotely. Or a farmer isn’t able to contact or even use his high-precision agriculture equipment,” she said.

It helps with health care needs as well.

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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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