Minnesota Rural Electric Association says broadband a top legislative priority

KTOE reports

The Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA) is among the groups vying for funding and lawmakers’ attention in the next legislative session. MREA Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs Mike Bull says in addition to electric vehicle funding, broadband expansion is a top priority…

“Not every co-op wants or needs to provide broadband, but for many co-ops, rural broadband is the new rural electrification where farmers and other rural cooperative leaders are pulling together to provide an essential service that for profit companies wouldn’t bring to rural Minnesota.”

Bull says dealing with standard pole attachment fees for cable companies is another top priority heading into the new session.

This entry was posted in Cooperatives, Funding, MN, Policy by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

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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