Topic: Telecommunications

Wadena Councilmember Appointed to Governor’s Broadband Task Force

(Published Jun 1, 2015)

Councilmember Donald Niles of Wadena will bring the city perspective to the task force.

Legislature Approves Broadband Funding in Economic Development Bill

(Published May 19, 2015)

The bill containing appropriations for broadband infrastructure passed in the final seconds of the 2015 legislative session.

League Priority Included in Senate Omnibus Telecommunications Bill

(Published Mar 30, 2015)

Language to repeal the supermajority referendum requirement for a city to own and operate a municipal telephone system was included in the bill.

FCC Supports Cities with Vote on Municipal Broadband

(Published Mar 2, 2015)

The Federal Communications Commission voted to pre-empt laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that limit municipal broadband.

Broadband Grant Funding Bill Gets First Hearing

(Published Feb 23, 2015)

The funding bill allocates $50 million to the Border-to-Border Broadband Grant Program.

DEED Awards Broadband Grants Totaling $19.4 Million

(Published Feb 2, 2015)

Seventeen entities were awarded funding to develop broadband infrastructure in Minnesota.

Governor’s Broadband Task Force Releases Annual Report

(Published Feb 2, 2015)

The state will not meet its broadband goals as established by the Legislature five years ago.