More info on Border to Border grant funded projects in Brown, Faribault and Martin counties and concerns with grant challenge process

Mankato Free Press reports… Four area telecommunication companies have been awarded state grants to expand high-speed broadband in rural areas. The awards, among 42 grants totaling $34 million for projects across Greater Minnesota, were announced Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Tina … Continue reading

Lt. Governor Tina Smith, Department of Employment and Economic Development Announce $34 Million for 42 Broadband Projects Across Greater Minnesota

The big news is out… Lt. Governor Tina Smith, Department of Employment and Economic Development Announce $34 Million for 42 Broadband Projects Across Greater Minnesota New round of grants will expand high-speed internet access to 16,627 households, 2,240 businesses, and … Continue reading

Pine Island learns all about the Border to Border Broadband Grants with Senator Schmit

Yesterday I attended a broadband meetings hosted by Senator Schmit in Pine Island. It was a conversation about how local communities might take advantage of the current round of Border to Border broadband grants. Presenters included Bernadine Joselyn from Blandin … Continue reading

Blandin Broadband e-News January 2016: State funding and policy heat up

Broadband News Around Minnesota Support the Minnesota Broadband Vision Last fall, attendees at the Minnesota Broadband Conference developed a Minnesota Broadband Visionhttp://wp.me/p3if7-3np: Everyone in Minnesota will be able to use convenient, affordable world-class broadband networks that enable us to survive … Continue reading

Kresha says broadband support isn’t partisan, suggests an assessment of funding from federal, state and private sectors

There have been a number of editorials and article on broadband in the last two weeks. Both Democrats and Republicans seem to embrace the need for public funding for rural broadband. Last week, Representative Kresha (who have been a vocal … Continue reading