Legislative push to boost broadband funding underway

Minnesota’s Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development urged lawmakers to reinstate the Border-to-Border grant program for rural broadband. At a press conference, Commissioner Steve Grove said legislation currently in the works would put $70 million into the program with $35 million being available in both 2020 and 2021. Grove added, ““The model should be that you don’t need to live in the metro to take part in the global economy.”

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