Senator Amy Klobuchar discusses the future of broadband |

Senator Amy Klobuchar discusses the future of broadband

Garrett Short
Created: August 20, 2020 06:44 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar discussed the importance of equal access to internet in a roundtable discussion on Thursday.

The Senator was one of many guests to speak with Axios co-founder Mike Allen about the need to make broadband a more common resource. Technology is such a large part of life, especially with working and learning from home in 2020.

"I have met with virtually superintendents all over my state and they say, which is about the state average, 10 to 15 percent of their students really can't access learning right now. They couldn't this spring and they're not going to be able to in the fall," Senator Klobuchar said.

Klobuchar is hoping improved infrastructure in the future could mean more access to internet for people from different social and economic backgrounds.

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