Cable operator Mediacom has asked the USDA’s inspector general to force withdrawal of the federal award for Minnesota’s Lake County to build a fiber optic broadband network.
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Some 200 people in central Minnesota launched an ambitious two-year planning effort on Wednesday, paid for by an $825,000 federal grant and involving work on housing, transportation, economic development and land use.
The Minnesota Commerce Department and Connect Minnesota are publishing the latest assessment of the state’s Internet availability, and the report shows substantial variation around the state.
Sibley County commissioners voted 3-2 to join a joint powers board that could ultimately make fiber-optic Internet service available to all homes and farms in the county.
Community-based broadband projects tend to be tackled at the county level, not the city level, these days.
The federal government has released its much-awaited National Broadband Map.
Could rural schools really use online learning as a way to beef up resources without bankrupting their budgets?
The University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute is holding a local government innovation awards program again this year. You can express your preference among about 30 ideas from around Minnesota.
As Sibley County in central Minnesota considers whether to launch a community fiber optic network to build high-speed access to the Internet, county commissioners will make a key decision Feb. 22. Without their support, the project would be unlikely to serve all farms in the county.
City administrators in Minnesota were pleasantly surprised to hear Gov. Mark Dayton did not cut state aid to local government in his budget plan. But they realize reductions are still possible during the legislative discussions coming up.