Minnesota Farm Bureau president Kevin Paap says one of the things he’s learned during the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of reliable broadband, especially in rural areas of the state:

“It was important before but when you’ve got one, two parents working from home. You’ve got multiple children many times learning from home, we really understood the importance of high speed having that width in broadband.”

More than 150,000 Minnesota households don’t have access to high-speed broadband internet, a longstanding disparity.