The Governor's Task Force on Broadband develops policies to promote the expansion of broadband access throughout Minnesota.
The task force is responsible for developing an action plan to identify and correct disparities in access and adoption of broadband in all Minnesota communities, with a goal of ensuring that homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses have access to the technology and information resources they need.
This report and plan includes policy recommendations to promote the expansion of broadband access in Minnesota. It also identifies adoption and access to disparities throughout the state and outlines the benefits of universal broadband access to the state’s economy, including more efficient delivery of healthcare, education, and government services.
This document provides a compilation of baseline information the task force used in preparing the 2012 Annual Report and Broadband Plan. In addition, this report includes specific recommendations for policymakers and stakeholders to consider and stakeholders to consider.
This document fulfills the second deliverable required of the broadband task force: The filing of a Broadband Plan Outline by January 31, 2012.
Members of the task force represent a balance of broadband interests, including consumers, business and residential users, educational and health care institutions, traditional telephone and cable companies, wireless providers as well as metro and rural local government units. Members include:
Margaret Anderson Kelliher
Leech Lake Tribal College
MN School Boards Association
Red Wing Ignite
City of Wadena
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379