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SF 2254

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 11:36pm

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A bill for an act
relating to communications; setting state goals for the deployment and speed of
high-speed broadband; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 237.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [237.012] BROADBAND GOALS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Universal access and high-speed goal. new text end

new text begin 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 ten to 20 megabits per
second and minimum upload speeds of five to ten megabits per second.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin State broadband leadership position. new text end

new text begin It is a goal of the state that by
2015 and thereafter, the state be in:
new text end

new text begin (1) the top five states of the United States for broadband speed universally accessible
to residents and businesses;
new text end

new text begin (2) the top five states for broadband access; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the top 15 of nations globally for broadband access.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Annual reports. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of commerce must annually by
February 10 report on the achievement of the goals under subdivisions 1 and 2 to the
chairs of the legislative committees with primary jurisdiction over telecommunication
issues. The report on goals under subdivision 1 must be made through 2015.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Authority of commerce commissioner. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of commerce
may, among other things, consult with the public and private sector to assist in achieving
the goals of subdivision 1 and may appoint an advisory group from those sectors for
that purpose.
new text end