PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — All 34 senators present Wednesday supported Governor Kristi Noem’s effort to further expand broadband internet into underserved areas throughout South Dakota and to provide state assistance to a privately owned railroad to improve service west of the Missouri River.
“We will enable people to live where they want to live and work anywhere on the planet,” John Wiik said about the internet program.
SB 34 calls for $75 million of state funding for 50-50 grants with companies that provide broadband service. The governor plans