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The task force is meeting with legislators to discuss potential broadband legislation for 2013.
(Published Jan 22, 2013)
The Governor’s Broadband Task Force will have its first meeting of the year on Jan. 29. The agenda includes an informal discussion with legislative committee chairs to discuss potential broadband legislation for 2013.
This is the task force’s first meeting since submitting its 2012 report to the governor. The agenda includes an informal discussion with Sen. Dan Sparks (DFL-Austin), chair of the Senate Jobs, Agriculture, and Rural Development Committee, and Rep. Sheldon Johnson (D-St. Paul), chair of the House Labor, Workplace, and Regulated Industries Committee.
The primary goal of the task force has been to develop an action plan for identifying and correcting disparities in access, and adoption of broadband in all Minnesota communities (read related article).
The meeting is open to the public. The details are as follows:
Date: Jan. 29, 2013
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Room G22
395 John Ireland Boulevard, St. Paul, Minn. 55155
10‐10:15 a.m. Welcome, introductions, approval of minutes from Nov. 27, 2012 meeting
10:15-10:45 a.m. Informal discussion with the task force and legislators regarding the potential for broadband legislation in 2013
10:45‐11:30 a.m. Overview of the governor’s budget, by John Pollard of Minnesota Management and Budget
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
12:15-1:15 p.m. Discussion of 2013 task force work plan and subgroup activity
1:15-1:45 p.m. Meeting locations and events
1:45-2:00 p.m. Public comments, wrap up, and adjourn
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