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Apr

25

Conference Committee on SF1937 (Omnibus that includes broadband) to meet Wed April 26 at 4 pm

I am hoping to attend and to take notes. You can find video and notes from the last meeting here. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – 4:00 PM Conference Committee on S.F. 1937 Chairs: Sen. Jeremy R. Miller and Rep. Pat … Continue reading →

Apr

25

Broadband feasibility studies are a step toward grant applications, RFPs, getting networks built!

Last week, the MN Broadband Task Force heard from practitioners on the utility of feasibility studies. I’m on the Task Force and found the topic interesting and worth a deeper dive, especially given Blandin Foundation’s experience with and commitment to … Continue reading →

Apr

25

A telecom deregulation warning from Sen Simonson and Sen Johnson

The Post Bulletin posted a letter to the editor from Senators Erik Simonson and Sheldon Johnson AT&T, Comcast, and the Minnesota Cable Communications Association are coming for your consumer rights as local phone customers. Be afraid. Be very afraid — … Continue reading →

Apr

24

MN Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Omnibus reading

Today the Conference Committee on SF1937, Jobs and Energy Omnibus Bill met to compare the House and Senate version of the bill. Unfortunately the meeting wasn’t streamed but I tried to get as much as I could on video: First … Continue reading →

Apr

24

CTC has half the desired take rate and plenty of time for new Kandiyohi County network

According to the West Central Tribune… With sign-ups at 46 percent of the goal, the push is continuing to enlist customers for a broadband project coming to north central Kandiyohi County. Consolidated Telecommunications Co. hopes to start construction of a … Continue reading →

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