The Minnesota Legislature has established clear goals in statute to guide the state’s broadband development efforts through the year 2015.
It is a state goal that as soon as possible, but no later than 2015, all state residents and businesses have access to high-speed broadband that provides minimum download speeds of 10 to 20 megabits per second and minimum upload speeds of five to 10 megabits per second.
It is a goal of the state that by 2015 and thereafter, the state be in:
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.