Cass County DFL Party outline broadband budget

The Pilot Independent (in Walker MN) start a series from Cass County DFL Party that mention budget and broadband in the state budget…

In Minnesota and across the nation access is critical — access to commerce, education and health care through the Internet and over local roads. In order to truly support and grow greater Minnesota, Internet access is crucial for every Minnesotan as it allows for the opportunity to participate in education work, health care and more.

Right now, 12 percent of Minnesota households do not have consistent internet and 1.5 percent of Minnesotan’s live in areas where under the Federal Communications Commission’s benchmark there is no broadband infrastructure. This budget specifically targets $70 million for expanding access to fast reliable broadband internet.

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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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