Requests For Minnesota Broadband Aid Exceed Grants By 3 FoldAlmost three times as much money as state grant funding available is being sought by Minnesota communities seeking to expand broadband Internet infrastructure.
Competing Budget Plans Show Depth Of Legislative DifferencesThe Minnesota House and Senate went their separate ways Wednesday with expansive bills covering economic development, energy regulation and broadband Internet access programs, offering a glimpse of the gulf they'll have to bridge on those items and the broader budget over the final weeks of the session.
State Gives Out $20M In Broadband Internet GrantsLt. Gov. Tina Smith and Katie Sieben, commissioner of Minnesota's economic development department, held a teleconference Monday to talk about the state’s new broadband Internet expansion program.
Minnesota Pushes Fast Broadband Service To HinterlandsThe high-speed Internet capability that's an afterthought in big cities and regional centers is spreading ever deeper into the nation's countryside. It has been nudged along by billions in federal stimulus dollars and state efforts to expand a key amenity for both quality of life and business competitiveness.
Minn. Committee Gets Update On Broadband EffortBroadband Internet is the focus of a state Senate hearing, where members are anticipating an update on Gov. Mark Dayton's goal of bringing high-speed Internet to more places.