One of my top priorities in the legislature has been expanding access to reliable broadband internet. While there is more work to be done, I am proud to have chief-authored legislation that will invest $20 million each of the next two years, for a total of $40 million, in the Border to Border Broadband Development Grant Program. The program leverages state and private resources to invest in building broadband infrastructure into unserved and underserved areas of the state.

15 percent of Le Sueur County residents don’t have access to internet

In areas where the expensive technology will only serve sparse populations, providers can’t turn a profit, so they don’t offer service.