Posted by: Ann Treacy | January 18, 2013

Anoka County Network Nearly Constructed

Today I received a bitter sweet email update from Connect Anoka County

This is the last weekly update for construction of the fiber network. Construction is essentially complete with the exception of 5 miles approximately. Project updates will be provided to communicate any significant milestone on an as needed basis.

It’s fun news. Apparently the construction is all but done – splicing and equipment installation are left.

Here’s a quick reminder on the project from their website

Connect Anoka County is the county-led effort to increase the amount of fiber optic cable in the county. The Connect Anoka County project has resulted in a partnership between Zayo Bandwidth, LLC and Anoka County.  Through the partnership, Zayo Bandwidth applied for and received a National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) grant paying 70 percent of the fiber construction cost and initial equipment.   The grant project will construct an approximately 286 mile fiber network throughout Anoka County linking 145 governmental institutions.

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