Improving Minnesota's rural broadband access

Ahead of his continuing tour of the state to address high-speed internet access, Sen. Matt Schmit, DFL-Red Wing, joins The Daily Circuit to talk about efforts to expand the service.

From MPR News:

Complaining that Minnesota is falling short in an essential 21st Century utility, Sen. Matt Schmit, DFL-Red Wing, is holding 10 sessions -- he's calling it a "border-to-border broadband tour" - to learn more. He conducted a similar tour in November and said today he received requests from communities to do more.

"Minnesota has spent the past decade talking about the importance of broadband access," Schmit said. "We've formed three separate Governor's task forces, we've established speed goals, and we've identified policy recommendations. There's been a lot of talk, but very little action."

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