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MN: Red Wing lawmaker leads push to expand rural broadband access | PostBulletin.com

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For the city of St. Charles, finding a way to get affordable, high-speed Internet access in the community is becoming a necessity.

 

"We view it as a piece of infrastructure. No different than our roads, water and sewer," said City Administrator Nick Koverman. "We're losing population. Why is that? Because telecommunications is one of the services that people want."

 

Koverman was one of eight representatives from local cities and schools who sat down with Sen. Matt Schmit, DFL-Red Wing, at Chatfield City Hall on Tuesday morning to talk about the need for improved broadband access in rural Minnesota. The consensus among those gathered was clear: Without access to this high-tech infrastructure, these cities will struggle to attract the businesses and residents needed to thrive.

 

It's already posing a problem in some area cities, said Chris Giesen, with Community and Economic Development Associates. He said one of the major employers in Harmony needs faster internet access. But efforts to get the city's lone provider to upgrade service have gone nowhere.

 

"The provider basically said there isn't enough volume here. There isn't enough need here. We can't invest in this, which is frustrating to hear because this is an employer who would hire another five people," Giesen said.

 

His office also frequently gets calls with questions about the internet service available in various communities. If it doesn't meet a certain threshold, business owners lose interest and move on.

 

It's these sorts of stories that concern Schmit. He has launched a 10-city, statewide tour this month to talk about broadband access in rural Minnesota. It comes after he did a similar statewide tour a few months ago. The Red Wing Democrat said those meetings have convinced him that Minnesota is not doing enough to expand broadband access across the state. That's especially key for the state's rural areas.

 

"I think this is the great equalizer in terms of attracting new families, attracting new business, keeping the family farm in the family and giving folks the sense if they raise a family in rural Minnesota, their kids are not going to be at a disadvantage," he said.

 

During the discussion, Byron City Administrator Mary Blair-Hoeft said she lives just outside of Rochester but has limited internet options. She can either pay $68 for slow, unreliable internet service or try a wireless provider that charges based on usage, which could quickly get expensive with two teenage girls at home.

 

"I think people were surprised to find out that you're seven miles from Rochester and it's not a given (there's broadband access)," she said.

 

Those inequities between areas that have broadband access and those that don't may be further exacerbated as Mayo Clinic launches its $6 billion expansion, known as Destination Medical Center, Schmit said.

 

"I think infrastructure is going to be one thing that sets the communities apart," he said.

 

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US House E&C Committee Releases First Communications Law Update White Paper | Multichannel.com

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House Energy & Commerce Committee Republican leadership Wednesday issued its first white paper in a planned series of papers as part of the plan to modernize communications laws.  The paper essentially teed up the key questions on which the committee wants stakeholder and public input in the year-long information gathering before the committee starts working on new legislation, targeted for 2015. “This #CommActUpdate (the committee has set up a Twitter home for the effort) is critical to ensuring that the communications and technology sectors, the bright spot of our national economy, have laws and regulations that foster continued innovation and job creation,” said E&C chair Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and and Greg Walden (R-Ore.), Communications Subcommittee chair. “This is the first step in a multi-year open and transparent effort and we look forward to broad input from the many interested parties.”  The question teed up in the first white paper are:
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