Minnesota comes up short in national broadband study



By Ann Treacy, Blandin on Broadband

TechNet State Broadband Index rates states on indicators of broadband adoption, network quality, and economic structure as a way of taking stock of where each state stands.

…Minnesota came in 19th with an index score of 100, which is also the average index value. We’re not close to the Minnesota State Broadband Goals: to be in the top five states for broadband speed universally accessible to residents and businesses; to be in the top five states for broadband access; or to be in the top 15 when compared to countries globally for broadband penetration. We’re not even hitting the traditional Minnesota goal of well above average!”

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