2021 MN Broadband Day One: Update on the American Rescue Plan Act’s Capital Projects Fund

A timely and practical presentation on federal funding from Diane Wells at the Office of Broadband Development…

Chat from Session:

11:49:25 From  Brenda Johnson SEMLM  to  Everyone:

Melinda, per year, there are more like 100K+ just on that one trail. On the numerous trails throughout SE MN, the numbers would be more in the range you see in NW. Thank you for stressing this so it will be duly noted. It’s often the small communities that are working so hard to address this, and it can be a daunting task.

12:01:23 From  Yvonne Cariveau  to  Everyone:

Diane is a spectacular resource to all of us.

12:01:56 From  Brenda Johnson SEMLM  to  Everyone:

Diane rocks! Thank you, Diane!


Diane Wells has over 34 years of experience working with telecommunications and broadband issues for the State of Minnesota. She joined the Office of Broadband Development at the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development at its inception in 2013. Prior to joining the Office, Ms. Wells managed the telecommunications division at the MN Department of Commerce for eight years and served on the telecommunications staff of the MN Public Utilities Commission for 17 years. Ms. Wells received her undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University and her M.P.A. from the University of Texas in Austin.

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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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