DEED Announces Federal Approval of Digital Opportunity Plan

28 Mar 2024


St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) today announced Minnesota's Digital Opportunity Plan has been accepted by the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The acceptance means the state is now eligible for federal grants to implement the plan, which will help reduce gaps in internet adoption, and expand digital skills and digital technology access.

"Minnesota is a leader in delivering broadband, and we continue to expand service to underserved and unserved areas throughout the state," said DEED Commissioner Matt Varilek. "As our Digital Opportunity Plan illustrates, we are equally committed to ensuring every Minnesotan has the tools and skills needed to harness the full power of broadband and reap the benefits of a digital economy."

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