Minnesota senators press FCC for more Connect America funds

Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) are asking the FCC to release more Connect America Fund money to speed broadband upgrades in their home state. In a letter to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, the senators acknowledged that Minnesota received $11 million in the first-phase distribution of CAF funds, but asked the commission to speed up the distribution of the remaining first-phase funds. FierceTelecom has more on the lobbying effort. Read more