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Aaron Kjenaas of rural Park Rapids is frustrated he has no access to wired broadband service. He connects at home with a mobile wireless internet service, but it's much slower and more expensive than wired broadband. For Kjenaas, recent policy changes at the Federal Communications Commission make his outlook for getting connected to broadband uncertain. MPR Photo/Tom Robertson

Rural broadband project stalled after FCC change

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BEMIDJI - A northern Minnesota telephone cooperative has put a $19 million broadband expansion on hold because of federal changes aimed at extending high-speed Internet access in rural areas.


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