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Broadband bill advances in Minnesota Legislature

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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.

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Bill sponsor Sen. Matt Schmit, D-Red Wing, said there is "a drastic difference" between rural and urban Internet speeds.

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