Sen Klobuchar talks broadband with Reps from Nobles, Cottonwood, Watonwan, and Brown Counties

The Worthington Globe reports…

Senator Klobuchar met with representatives from Nobles, Cottonwood, Watonwan, and Brown County to get updates on their communities and hear about their infrastructure needs.

Broadband was a priority…

Among the key issues discussed during the meeting were water and road infrastructure, broadband access and workforce shortages. As part of the infrastructure bill, $65 billion has been allocated for broadband assistance, which Klobuchar stated will mean “hundreds of million of dollars for Minnesota.” The bill also includes funding to build out broadband to reach schools, libraries, healthcare centers.

“We’ve got 42 million Americans including 144,000 rural Minnesotans without high speed (internet),” Klobuchar said, addressing the commissioners. “And it’s a problem that I know you have in your counties.”

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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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