Broadband Infrastructure Expansion
The GMNP supports at least $50 million to be appropriated to the Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant program. At least half of any appropriation should be available to those areas that lack access to service that meets the 2026 state speed goals. The GMNP opposes policies that limit how much grant dollars can be spent in these areas. The GMNP also opposes the challenge process, which gives large providers power to determine that a community shouldn’t receive a grant.
- Broadband: What it means to your community and business
- Two articles: A closer look at Windomnet project reveals rapidly growing success (MMUA article)/Federal broadband deployment systems and small business (U.S. Government Accountability Office article)
- DEED Office of Broadband Development website
- Blandin on Broadband, a blog from the Blandin Foundation
- All Hands On Deck: Minnesota Local Government Models for Expanding Fiber Internet Access, a report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance