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2017 Border-to-Border Broadband Grants awarded

Source: Office of Broadband Development Lt. Governor Tina Smith and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced the 2017 Border-to-Border Broadband Grant recipients on November 21, bringing an early Thanksgiving to 39 broadband infrastructure projects that will … Continue reading

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Broadband task force observes benefits of high-speed access during Rock County tour

The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband took a field trip Wednesday, June 28, to witness the positive impact high-speed Internet access is having on Rock County. Denise Dittrich represents MSBA members on the Task Force. Several communities within rural Rock … Continue reading

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Solutions for the broadband affordability gap in Minnesota schools

By Marc Johnson, East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative (ECMECC) Recently, the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband met to discuss the issue of broadband affordability. We still have a problem in our state with availability of quality, high-speed broadband — … Continue reading

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Applications for broadband grants, updated broadband maps now available

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) The 2016 period for broadband grant applications opened on July 22 for $35 million in state funding to expand broadband infrastructure in Minnesota. Applications for the new funding will be accepted through … Continue reading

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WATCH: MSBA’s Kirk Schneidawind advocates for broadband access

MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind spoke in favor of affordable broadband access for all Minnesota school districts during a press conference Wednesday morning at the Minnesota Senate Building. Play the video below to listen to Schneidawind’s remarks. MSBA is part … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Broadband plan for Greater Minnesota catching up to speed

Source: Session Daily | Scroll down below for MSBA’s reaction By Nick Longworth, Session Daily Is high-speed Internet as important to developing rural communities in 2016 as electricity was in 1916? A letter in support of HF 2381, sponsored by … Continue reading

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MSBA endorses statement for Minnesota Broadband Vision

In November, “Border to Boarder Broadband” conference participants created and adopted a vision statement for broadband in Minnesota. (The conference was sponsored by the Blandin Foundation and the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development.) The “Minnesota Broadband Vision” statement reads: “Everyone … Continue reading

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