Session Daily reports on Broadband presentation to House committee

I posted about the Office of Broadband Development presenting to the MN House Industrial Education and Economic Development Committee yesterday, but fun to see it front and center of the Sessions Daily today…

Speedy and stable internet connections allow students to learn remotely, patients to visit with doctors using telemedicine, and commerce to continue.

That technology is critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“During these extraordinary times, the need for digital equity and high-speed internet access for all Minnesotans has never been more apparent,” said Angie Dickison, executive director of the Office of Broadband Development in the Department of Employment and Economic Development.

In a presentation to the House Industrial Education and Economic Development Finance and Policy Committee Wednesday, she noted that not all parts of the state have equal access to high-speed broadband internet connections, making coping with the pandemic more difficult.

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