Broadband bill advances in Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL - A Senate committee unanimously voted to spend $100 million next year to boost rural high-speed Internet.
The committee deals with rural issues, and is composed mostly of rural lawmakers. The bill could face opposition in its next stop, the Senate Finance Committee.
Bill sponsor Sen. Matt Schmit, D-Red Wing, said there is "a drastic difference" between rural and urban Internet speeds.
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