As reported last month, the State of Minnesota releases a report on progress made regarding broadband deployment in the state. The report was released by the Governor's Task Force on Broadband, and aligns with findings in other states regarding broadband availability (access to broadband) and adoption (subscription to broadband.)
By contrast, Georgia joins the ranks of states including North Carolina, Louisiana and Tennessee which have been described as heading in the opposite direction. A Georgia Senator introduced a bill called The Broadband Investment Equity Act (SB 313) on January 19. Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock thinks the bill is the answer to "continued economic growth" for Georgia. Others think the proposed bill panders to large broadband providers and cable companies.