MinnPost summarizes broadband potential and barriers in Minnesota

MinnPost reports

The latest data show Minnesota actually has fewer households with high-speed internet than previously thought — and has not yet met a 2022 goal for offering universal access to broadband with modest speeds.

Meanwhile, fresh data from state officials shows Minnesota actually has fewer households with high-speed internet than previously thought, and has not met a 2022 goal for offering universal access to broadband with modest speeds.

draft copy of a yearly update is currently being finalized by a Minnesota broadband task force, but here are three things we learned from the preliminary report and broadband advocates about the state of internet infrastructure in Minnesota:

  • More (and more) money
  • Advocates are thrilled that states (and not the feds) will distribute the broadband cash
  • Minnesota still behind on broadband goals
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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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