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Mar

27

Rise in Tech Companies in Brainerd Area Due to Broadband

Earlier today KAXE (public radio out of Grand Rapids) interviewed Sheila Haverkamp (Executive Director of the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation about how a private-public partnership over 13 years ago has created a fiber optic network that is attracting … Continue reading →

Mar

27

Satellite – 25/3 access – with prohibitive costs, interference and no scalability

Everyone is looking for a cheaper, easier, better way to bring broadband to rural Minnesota. 5G isn’t it. Industry experts have confirmed that 5G isn’t a solution for rural areas and a speaker at a recent US House Energy and Commerce Committee confirmed it. I’ve … Continue reading →

Mar

24

Border to Border Broadband meeting in Spicer

According to the West Central Tribune there’s a meeting in Spicer to discuss the recent Border to Border broadband grant (next meeting April 4)… The second in a series of meetings on broadband expansion in northern Kandiyohi County will be … Continue reading →

Mar

23

MN House Job Growth Budget – $7 million for broadband grants for one year only

Earlier today I posted the Senate budget for broadband ($10 million a year for 2 years). Now I have the House Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee posted proposed budget today. Here’s what they have for broadband: Broadband … Continue reading →

Mar

23

MN Senate Jobs Omnibus Budget Spreadsheet – Broadband Grant funding through FY 2018-19

I try to follow what’s going on at the State in terms of funding for broadband. Yesterday I ran across the Senate Jobs Omnibus Budget Spreadsheet. There are a couple of interesting items related to broadband. The Governor’s proposed appropriation … Continue reading →

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