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Letter: Better acess to internet needed

 

May 10, 2019



To the editor,

It’s painful to admit, but our area is part of the underserved nine percent of the population in the state when it comes to having access to reliable, affordable, high-speed internet service.

We can’t wait any longer — and it didn’t help that the funding bill was vetoed last year. That’s all the more reason the legislature needs to adopt the House funding level that incorporates the Rural Broadband Coalition and governor’s full recommendation of $70 million over the next two years.

Mark Thell, Carlton County Commissioner

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