Tag Archives: high-speed Internet

Report calls for equitable, reliable, robust broadband access for K-12 students

On November 6, 2019, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) — the principal membership association representing the U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders — announced the release of “The Broadband Imperative III: Driving Connectivity, Access and Student Success.” … 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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Twelve Minnesota school districts receive grants to expand wireless Internet access

Source: Office of Governor Mark Dayton & Lt. Governor Tina Smith Lt. Governor Tina Smith and Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius announced Thursday new state grants that will help 12 school districts provide students with the high-speed Internet connections needed … 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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State broadband applications increase in latest funding round

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has closed the application process for $10.58 million in funding that is available to build out broadband infrastructure in Greater Minnesota. … Continue reading

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MSBA’s Denise Dittrich: Student access to broadband “is as important as textbooks”

Denise Dittrich, MSBA Associate Director of Government, was quoted in a recent Duluth News Tribune story (written by Don Davis of Forum News Service). Dittrich attended a round table meeting Thursday — along with U.S. Sen. Al Franken and other … Continue reading

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Minnesota politicians are talking about broadband

Source: Blandin Foundation Note: The following information is courtesy of the Blandin Foundation’s “Blandin Broadband e-News” (September 15). Visit http://blandinfoundation.org to learn more about the Blandin Foundation, whose mission is to strengthen rural Minnesota communities. Minnesota Policy, Policymakers and Public … Continue reading

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