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How does Northern MN get broadband? Cooperatives, community and government support

Business North recently ran an article outlining some of the reasons Northern Minnesota needs broadband and some parts of do not have it.

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Blandin on Broabdand eNews Feb 2017: Grant awards and broadband policy updates

A recap of news from December…

Broadband Day on the Hill – March 15, 2017
Members of Minnesota Broadband Coalition are organizing Broadband Day on the Hill on March 15 to bring legislators the rural perspectives on the critical role that broadband plays in Minnesota rural communities’ economic vitality and quality of life. 2,565 more words


Pipestone County is looking at regional broadband options

According to the Pipestone County Star

Pipestone County Commissioners are considering working with Lincoln, Murray, Lyon, Yellow Medicine and Chippewa counties to find out what it would take to provide broadband service to under-served areas of the counties and gauge interest in the availability of such service.

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Be careful where you choose to move for broadband in Carlton County

The Pine Journal recently wrote about the unequal broadband access in Northern Minnesota…

John Bergman went from working as a telecommunications analyst for St. Louis County where he could easily access 100 megabytes of data from his work computer to retirement in rural Carlton County, where he uses a dial-up service to get to the internet.

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Webinar Feb 9: How to be Effective at the Capitol

Free Blandin Webinar: How to be Effective at the Capitol
Thursday, February 9, 2017 03:00 PM

A growing rural coalition puts broadband near the top of their legislative priorities.   112 more words


Hibbing is making a broadband plan – they want community input on Feb 7

Partially I share this to get folks in Hibbing informed and excited about an upcoming community meeting on broadband; partially I think it’s a great model for other communities. 255 more words


Regional Broadband Study being discussed for Murray, Pipestone, Lincoln, Lyon, Yellow Medicine and Chippewa counties

According to the West Central Tribune

Concerned that rural areas of the county could be left behind, the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners informally expressed interest this week in being part of a six-county broadband feasibility study.

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