The FCC recently announced plans to evaluate state barriers limiting local authority to deploy Internet infrastructure.(Published Apr 14, 2014)
At a critical time during the legislative session, Gov. Dayton discussed his support for funding high-speed broadband this year.(Published Mar 31, 2014)
The House appropriation includes $25 million toward the grant program.(Published Mar 18, 2014)
Several bills provide funding for broadband expansion and mapping.(Published Mar 3, 2014)
The proposal would set up a matching grant program to assist communities, providers, and rural cooperatives install broadband infrastructure.(Published Feb 24, 2014)
Cities interested in applying for funds should file an expression of interest by March 7.(Published Feb 3, 2014)
The report includes legislative recommendations that address and expand on actions taken during the 2013 legislative session.(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.
Contact intergovernmental relations (IGR) staff if you have questions about legislative issues.