'Public Education Should Be Completely Free': Local Leaders Push For Free Internet As Families Prepare For More Distance LearningFor some parents, it's a phase they'd like to forget. But they'll soon have to remember how to make virtual learning work.
Talking Points: Minn. Education Commissioner Talks Bandwidth Issues For Distance LearnersJust about everyone you talk to, families, students and teachers will tell you that online learning is no substitute for being in the classroom. That's especially true for Minnesotans without access to high-speed internet.
Dayton Seeking $100M For Broadband ExpansionGov. Mark Dayton is laying out a high-speed Internet marker by proposing a $100 million infusion to help bring broadband to more rural Minnesota areas.
$11M In Grants Awarded To 15 MN Broadband ProjectsBroadband providers serving 15 rural areas of Minnesota unlocked $11 million of state grants Friday to expand the availability of high-speed Internet. The Department of Employment and Economic Development announced the recipients in a competitive grant program that has struggled to keep pace with demand.
Mpls. Soon To Have Fastest Internet Speed In The World?Move over Zurich, Tokyo, and New York City. Minneapolis is now No. 1 in the world for high-speed internet. Minnesota residents will soon have access to the fastest internet speed in the world.
Lawmakers Push To Expand High-Speed Internet To All Of MNTop Minnesota lawmakers are making a major push to expand high-speed internet to regions of the state that still don't have it. Minnesota House Democrats are proposing big internet upgrades they say will improve rural schools and businesses.
Minn. Writes Report On Statewide Broadband AccessThe Minnesota Department of Commerce and the nonprofit group Connect Minnesota are set to present a new report Thursday that will serve as the roadmap for expanding high-speed Internet access in the state.
Minnesota Lags Behind Goal For High-Speed InternetA new state report shows that Minnesota still has a ways to go to meet the Legislature's ambitious goals for access to high-speed Internet connections.