Millions of Tax Dollars Wasted on Minnesota Computer Labs



By Jay Kolis, KSTP News

“It’s called the “Broadband Access Project” and it’s run on tax dollars funneled through the University of Minnesota.

A 5 EYEWITNESS News investigation found the 11 computer labs in Minneapolis and St. Paul are not getting the use they were intended to get. We visited each site and found erratic hours, difficult-to-find locations and even closed and locked labs when the doors were supposed to be open to the public.
The program receives $3.6 million in public money”

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h/t Ken Nelson who has since left the University of Minnesota and is pursuing digital divide solutions out of the basement of a church in North Minneapolis.


  • JeromeHarrison

    Excuse: “It's an operational issue just like any start-up company will have….”

    Response: “BUT, this isn't a start-up, it's taxpayer money, some say wasted taxpayer money.”

    That was beautiful.