Minnesota Broadband Goals
The Minnesota Legislature has established clear goals in statute to guide the state's broadband development efforts through the year 2015.
Universal Access and High-Speed Goal
It is a state goal that (1) no later than 2022, all Minnesota businesses and homes have access to high-speed broadband that provides minimum download speeds of at least 25 megabits per second and minimum upload speeds of at least three megabits per second; and (2) no later than 2026, all Minnesota businesses and homes have access to at least one provider of broadband with download speeds of at least 100 megabits per second and upload speeds of at least 20 megabits per second.
State Broadband Leadership Position
It is a goal of the state that by 2022 and thereafter, the state be in:
- The top five states in the nation for broadband speed universally accessible to residents and businesses
- The top five states for broadband access
- The top 15 when compared to countries globally for broadband penetration
The Office of Broadband Development must report annually by January 15 on the Office's activities during the previous year. The report is to also include information on the state's progress towards meeting the broadband goals above as well as information related to broadband infrastructure and use in the state, how broadband impacts economic development, and suggested legislative and policy initiatives to accelerate the achievement of the state's broadband goals.