high-speed Internet

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…

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: 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…

Source: Session Daily | Scroll down below for MSBA’s reaction By Nick Longworth, Session Daily Is high-speed Internet as important to developing rural communities in 2016 as electricity was in 1916? A letter in support of HF 2381, sponsored by Rep. Dave Baker (R-Willmar), argues just that. The bill would…

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has closed the application process for $10.58 million in funding that is available to build out broadband infrastructure in Greater Minnesota. The agency’s Office of Broadband Development said it received requests…

Denise Dittrich, MSBA Associate Director of Government, was quoted in a recent Duluth News Tribune story (written by Don Davis of Forum News Service). Dittrich attended a round table meeting Thursday — along with U.S. Sen. Al Franken and other leaders — to discuss the need for broadband in rural…

Source: Blandin Foundation Note: The following information is courtesy of the Blandin Foundation’s “Blandin Broadband e-News” (September 15). Visit http://blandinfoundation.org to learn more about the Blandin Foundation, whose mission is to strengthen rural Minnesota communities. Minnesota Policy, Policymakers and Public Seemingly spurred by conversations started at FarmFest people are talking…

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced on Monday grants totaling $19.4 million to help 17 entities in Minnesota develop broadband infrastructure in their communities. The awards will help serve 6,095 households, 83 community institutions and 150 businesses in unserved or…

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