Minnesota Session Laws
language to be deleted (2) new language
CHAPTER 277--H.F.No. 2907
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. [237.012] BROADBAND GOALS.
Subdivision 1. Universal access and high-speed goal. 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.
Subd. 2. State broadband leadership position. It is a goal of the state that by
2015 and thereafter, the state be in:
(1) the top five states of the United States for broadband speed universally accessible
to residents and businesses;
(2) the top five states for broadband access; and
(3) the top 15 when compared to countries globally for broadband penetration.
Subd. 3. Annual reports. The commissioner of commerce must annually by
February 10 report on the achievement of the goals under subdivisions 1 and 2 to
the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with primary
jurisdiction over telecommunication issues. The report on goals under subdivision 1 must
be made through 2015.
Presented to the governor April 22, 2010
Signed by the governor April 26, 2010, 5:12 p.m.
Copyright © 2010 by the Office of the Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota. All rights reserved.