The pandemic has shone a light on how much we rely on our ability to connect to one another online when we are unable to connect in-person. And, as with many other areas of our infrastructure, it exposed where our communities fall short at connecting the public to businesses, schools, and services across the digital divide. 


Where does Minnesota stand when it comes to providing accessible high speed internet service state-wide?

Guests:
Diane Wells, Office of Broadband Development 


Show Notes:

Minnesota Office of Broadband Development

A look at Minnesota’s digital divide during a pandemic

Minnesota lawmakers agree to spend $70 million on improving broadband access across the state

Governor’s Task Force on Broadband Minnesota Population Trends

Infrastructure Bill Passed by Senate Includes Historic, Bipartisan Broadband Provisions

Episode Manager: Bruce Anderson

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Produced by Riverside Productions LLC

Music by Epidemic Sound

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Featured Songs:
Divine Wire – Martin Klem

Digital Dreams – Nylonia

Digital Jungle – Lucention