Research has shown that high-speed internet access provides a positive impact for median household income, employment and business growth. One economic consultant found that 23.4% of all new jobs created are directly attributable to broadband. Their conclusion is important when considering 25% of Minnesotans do not have adequate broadband access.

Senate DFLers Support Walz Budget for One Minnesota

Minnesota Senate DFL Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, Assistant Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, and Senator Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, praised Governor Walz today for making historic investments in Minnesotans’ top priorities.

Rural Senate Democrats Host Press Conference, Twitter Town Hall on Broadband

Two Senate DFL leaders on broadband expansion are set to host a press conference and a Twitter Town Hall on Wednesday, April 27. At 10:00am, Senators Lyle Koenen and Matt Schmit will be joined by Senate colleagues and statewide stakeholders as they speak with members of the press to update them on the ongoing discussions with House Republicans over the importance of broadband expansion in rural Minnesota.