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DEED: Minnesota awards $11M for broadband projects

Below is a copy of a press release from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Minnesota Awards $11M for broadband projects
Lt. Governor Smith, DEED announce funding for 15 projects in Greater Minnesota

November 20, 2015

Madeline Koch, 651-259-7236

ST. PAUL – Lt. Governor Tina Smith and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) today announced that $11 million in grants have been awarded for projects to expand broadband access in 15 Greater Minnesota communities. Lt. Governor Smith made the announcement at the Blandin Foundation’s “Border to Border Broadband: Better Together” Conference.

“We need border-to-border broadband internet access to build an economy that works for all Minnesotans,” said Lt. Governor Tina Smith. “Broadband internet access isn’t just nice, it’s necessary for Minnesota businesses to grow and our students to thrive. While these grants are a good start, significant need remains.” Continue reading

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