STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Rural Minnesota short of Internet speed
Minnesota has work to do to make online work balanced between urban areas and the rest of the state.
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On the outskirts of town, Granite Gear has been designing and manufacturing canoe packs and other outdoor gear for more than two decades.
The company sends high-resolution catalogs and other large files over the Internet to 400 retailers nationwide that sell its products, sales manager Dave Johnson said. But frequently it has a big problem.
Lake County and its fiber-to-home project management team is closing in on a deal to purchase the former First Solutions building off Highway 2 in Two harbors to house the offices for the broadband project.
In light of news that it can expect $70 million dollars to begin its broadband project, the Lake County Board of Commissioners approved a new contract with National Public Broadband, effective Sept. 1.
Lake County and eastern St. Louis County will receive about $70 million in funding to install broadband service to every home in the area now reachable by electrical service. A federal grant and loan was formally approved Monday for improved voice, data and video service via the internet.
A federal court threw the future of Internet regulations into doubt Tuesday with a far-reaching decision that went against the Federal Communications Commission and could even hamper the government's plans to expand broadband access in the United States.
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