US Reps Dean and Craig talk about Jobs Act and broadband funding

KEYC reports

On Tuesday, U.S. Reps. Dean Phillips (MN-03) and Angie Craig (MN-02) hosted an event with the Minnesota Department of Transportation commissioner to promote new investments.

The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 is designed to tackle big-ticket items such as expanding high-speed internet and building better airports.

And specifically about broadband…

Craig said this bipartisan package will create over 2 million new jobs across America by 2025, and will create local jobs throughout the Second Congressional District of Minnesota.

“More importantly, though, there has been entire patches of America in Minnesota left out of high-speed internet broadband,” Craig stated.


Torkelson says he supports the money being put towards roads and bridges, water infrastructure and wastewater treatment and broadband access.

“We need broadband all over so that people who want to work in greater Minnesota can depend upon dependable Internet access.”

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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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