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LTD is based in Las Vegas, but many of its top officers work in Minnesota.
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The information gathered will be used to further develop high-speed internet access for Minnesotans.
Money to subsidize rural broadband initiatives has been limited, but recently the Minnesota Legislature approved $70 million for high-speed internet and the U.S. Senate passed an infrastructure package this week that would give the state at least $100 million for broadband upgrades. The infrastructure bill is now moving onto the House.

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Approximately $20 million in grant funding was set aside for both the 2020 and 2021 rounds of the program by the Minnesota Legislature in 2019 amid a larger state government effort to make high-speed internet more widely accessible.
There is not dramatically more demand for the internet as a result of people working and going to school at home, but the peak usage times have changed, and the way telecom companies provide broadband service is more cautious as we deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Parents and kids are noticing slower internet speeds while working from home.
Research shows use of popular technologies might be peaking.
Halstad Telephone Co. and Wikstrom Telephone are among rural Minnesota recipients of Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program funds.
BRAINERD, Minn. — People spend a lot of their free time online with their digital devices — a shocking and almost unbelievable amount — according to a recently released study by Verizon.

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Economists analyzed about 400 billion transactions to measure whether online shopping helped the economy.
ST. PAUL-- Minnesotans will now be able to test, map and report broadband internet speed across the state.
ST. PAUL -- Echoing a recent trend in other states, for the first time a lawsuit has been filed in Minnesota alleging that websites--in this case, belonging to a county and couple of cities--violate disability law.

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