“Take a moment and picture a high school student at his home or local library in rural Minnesota taking online courses from a technical college in the Twin Cities. Imagine a doctor in Rochester advising a patient in Grand Rapids via a video-conference about the best treatment options available for a serious illness or performing tele-surgery from thousands of miles away using robotics. Envision a farmer in southern Minnesota buying his cattle in an online livestock auction.
All these can and will be realized — as long as we have the appropriate broadband speeds and infrastructure. While Minnesota and the Unites States were once leaders in broadband penetration and speed, we have fallen behind.”
Blandin on Broadband –Minnesota BTOP/BIP Round One awards compiled
Blandin on Broadband –New Connect Minnesota Maps Webinar