Topic: Telecommunications

More Than 90 Mayors Show Support of FCC Announcement

(Published May 12, 2014)

The FCC recently announced plans to evaluate state barriers limiting local authority to deploy Internet infrastructure.

Gov. Dayton Voices Support for Broadband Infrastructure Funding

(Published Apr 14, 2014)

At a critical time during the legislative session, Gov. Dayton discussed his support for funding high-speed broadband this year.

Broadband Development Program Bill Moves Forward in House

(Published Mar 31, 2014)

The House appropriation includes $25 million toward the grant program.

Broadband Legislation Continues to Move Through Key Committees

(Published Mar 18, 2014)

Several bills provide funding for broadband expansion and mapping.

$100 Million Broadband Initiative Unveiled at the Capitol

(Published Mar 3, 2014)

The proposal would set up a matching grant program to assist communities, providers, and rural cooperatives install broadband infrastructure.

‘Connect America’ Funds Expanded to Local Government and Other Entities

(Published Feb 24, 2014)

Cities interested in applying for funds should file an expression of interest by March 7.

Broadband Task Force Releases Annual Report

(Published Feb 3, 2014)

The report includes legislative recommendations that address and expand on actions taken during the 2013 legislative session.

State Senator Continuing Border-to-Border Broadband Tour

(Published Jan 6, 2014)

The public is invited to participate in the broadband discussion at one of several scheduled meetings across the state this month.