Minnesota Report

In 2020, when US Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) announced the securing of money for rural broadband, the future of life in greater Minnesota looked more promising, and relates to the story above regard the various service needs and challenges in meeting them. The issue over rural broadband continues to be an issue because of the lack of competitive service providers.

We have viewed this issue for years and seen very little movement in resolving it. Although, there always has been a viable answer which emanates from the Emergency Medical Services system (EMS). If municipalities were to be allowed to build their own broadband network off of their EMS the infrastructure, which is already present and has the reach across the entirety of Greater Minnesota, the connections can be made faster. This approach, will also ensure the money stays in the community rather than dispensed to and reliant on the profitability of the local cable contract or cell phone system, which is just another out-of-state corporation.