Wireless Network used by Crow Wing Power to serve customers

Crow Wing Power, Brainerd, Minn. recently reached the one-year mark in a project implementing a 700 MHz licensed wireless broadband communication network from Arcadian Networks. They don’t provide broadband services to their customers but they use the network to better serve their customers with advanced communication and remote metering of service.

This story would be even more on-topic if they did provide broadband services to their customers but I thought it was fun to see the benefits of an enterprise broadband network. Here’s what their IT Manager, Todd O’Hotto said:

“By reducing our costs to supply power, we can keep charges lower for our consumer members while ensuring reliable service delivery. The network has proven itself to be a secure and reliable foundation for our smart grid efforts and smart business in support of our membership.”

This entry was posted in Broadband Applications, MN, Rural by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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