‘We have work to do’: What to know about the state of the state’s high-speed internet infrastructure
14 Dec 2021
The last two years have been pivotal ones for the future of high-speed internet access in Minnesota.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted and exacerbated the lack of broadband in many parts of the state as people shifted to remote work and school. Congress poured unprecedented amounts of money into subsidizing construction of new infrastructure like fiber-optic cables in Minnesota and across the country.
Meanwhile, fresh data from state officials shows Minnesota actually has fewer households with high-speed internet than previously thought, and has not met a 2022 goal for offering universal access to broadband with modest speeds.