Connected Nation (Minnesota)
State Broadband Capacity Building:
This project will support the work of the 15 member Minnesota Broadband Advisory Task Force in carrying out its functions, including the production of its annual progress report benchmarking progress toward meeting Minnesota’s 2015 broadband goals of a minimum of 10-20 MB to all residents and businesses.
This funding will support two major activities in Minnesota: an annual broadband summit and an in-depth county-level research that will be peer reviewed by a qualified Minnesota-based marketing and research institution.
Data Collection, Integration, and Validation:
This project was originally funded for broadband planning activities and two years of data collection. In September of 2010, this project was amended to extend data collection activities for an additional three years and to identify and implement best practices.