The Connected Nation Blog: Minnesota Broadband Task Force Gears Up for Second Meeting

Friday, December 16, 2011

Minnesota Broadband Task Force Gears Up for Second Meeting

By Wil Payton, Communications Specialist, Connected Nation

St. Paul, MN – The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband is set for its second meeting on December 19. The agenda for the upcoming meeting is posted on the Broadband Task Force section of the Connect Minnesota website.

In August 2011, Governor Mark Dayton issued Executive Order 11-27 establishing the Governor's Task Force on Broadband and continuing his commitment to strengthening our state's infrastructure and fostering a strong business climate.

The Task Force is charged with expanding broadband access in Minnesota, with the goal of "border-to-border" high-speed Internet and cell phone access throughout Minnesota.
Such increases in broadband access and adoption will help us further bridge the digital divide while providing new ways of learning in schools, greater opportunity for small businesses, and better connections to family and friends across the state and nation.

The task force is made up of 15 members, appointed by the Governor. Members of the task force represent a balance of broadband interests, including consumers, business and residential users, educational and healthcare institutions, telephone and cable companies, wireless providers, as well as metro and rural local units of government.

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