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Editorial: Time to invest in outstate broadband, outstate families and businesses need it


The time has come for our Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton to step up and invest in broadband Internet across Greater Minnesota.

The Legislature stated four years ago that every household within Minnesota should have access to high-speed broadband Internet by 2015.

It is not happening.

Minnesota currently ranks only 23rd in broadband service, with about 71 percent of households having broadband access, according to Connect Minnesota.

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