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Broadband Task Force recommends more funding for broadband grant program

The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband recently released its 2017 Annual Report. The report highlighted the work of the Broadband Task Force and included policy recommendations for the governor and Legislature. The task force has studied issues related to broadband … Continue reading

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Task force calls for full funding for Telecommunications Access Equity Aid

The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband recently released its 2016 Annual Report. MSBA’s Denise Dittrich is a member of the Governor’s Task Force. “I am pleased to present the 2016 report, which includes the recommendation to fully fund the Telecommunications … 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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Senate committee to hear two broadband bills on March 21

  Note: The following information comes from a recent update by Sen. Matt Schmit to broadband advocates. Dear Broadband Advocate: Earlier this week, Gov. Mark Dayton announced his supplemental budget proposal — including a renewed call for a $100 million investment … Continue reading

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MSBA’s Denise Dittrich appointed to Minnesota Broadband Task Force

On Thursday, Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Denise Dittrich (MSBA’s Associate Director of Government Relations) to the Minnesota Broadband Task Force. The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband develops policies to promote the expansion of broadband access throughout Minnesota. “I look forward … Continue reading

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