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On November 6, 2019, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) — the principal membership association representing the U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders — announced the release of “The Broadband Imperative III: Driving Connectivity, Access and Student Success.” This report advocates for equitable, reliable, robust broadband access both…

Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced their appointments to the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband on Wednesday, October 9. The task force will put forward policies to help ensure every Minnesotan has access to high-speed broadband. Visit https://mn.gov/governor/news/#/detail/appId/1/id/406088 for the complete list of appointees. Among the appointees…

On Wednesday, July 24, and Thursday, July 25, the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development will host a series of three webinar/WebEx toll-free calls to support the 2019 broadband grant application process and to answer potential applicant questions. This webinar will introduce this year’s changes to the program, walk through the…

The Blandin Foundation is hosting its next Blandin Community Broadband Program (BCBP) Webinar at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 19. The webinar topic is “Leveraging Federal CAF II Dollars to Bring World-Class Broadband to your Community.” Click here to access registration for this webinar. In 2018 Blandin Foundation commissioned a study entitled,…

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 affordability, adoption and accessibility, and has made recommendations to remove…

Source: Office of Broadband Development Lt. Governor Tina Smith and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced the 2017 Border-to-Border Broadband Grant recipients on November 21, bringing an early Thanksgiving to 39 broadband infrastructure projects that will provide 9,973 households, 2,169 businesses, and 60 community institutions across…

The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband took a field trip Wednesday, June 28, to witness the positive impact high-speed Internet access is having on Rock County. Denise Dittrich represents MSBA members on the Task Force. Several communities within rural Rock County have been the beneficiaries of high-speed Internet service thanks…

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Office of Broadband Development, will be soliciting proposals from qualified organizations for Minnesota Border to Border Broadband Development Grants. The grant application period opens on July 3, 2017. The application deadline is 4…

Source: Office of Governor Mark Dayton & Lt. Governor Tina Smith Lt. Governor Tina Smith and Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius announced Thursday new state grants that will help 12 school districts provide students with the high-speed Internet connections needed to complete homework and access other online learning opportunities. Without…

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 Access Equity Aid — a 2016 policy passed by the…

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