as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/24/2016 08:32am
A bill for an act
relating to broadband; regulating eligibility for border-to-border broadband
grants; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement,
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 116J.394, is amended to read:
(b) "Broadband" or "broadband service" has the meaning given in section 116J.39,
subdivision 1, paragraph (b).
(c) "Broadband infrastructure" means networks of deployed telecommunications
equipment and technologies necessary to provide high-speed Internet access and other
advanced telecommunications services for end users.
(d) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic
(e) "Last-mile infrastructure" means broadband infrastructure that serves as the
final leg connecting the broadband service provider's network to the end-use customer's
on-premises telecommunications equipment.
(f) "Middle-mile infrastructure" means broadband infrastructure that links a
broadband service provider's core network infrastructure to last-mile infrastructure.
(g) "Political subdivision" means any county, city, town, school district, special
district or other political subdivision, or public corporation.
(h) "Underserved areas" means areas of Minnesota in which households or
businesses lack access to wire-line broadband service at speeds deleted text beginthat meet the state
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(i) "Unserved areas" means areas of Minnesota in which households or businesses
lack access to wire-line broadband servicedeleted text begin, as defined in section 116J.39deleted text endnew text beginnew text end.
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