There was a nice editorial in the Red Wing Republican over the weekend about Hiawatha Broadband and their proposal to bring fiber to Red Wing.
Gary Evans of Hiawatha Broadband told me that he spoke to a “Red Wing group on Wednesday and will tell City Council members there and in Lake City tonight [Monday April 13] that we would like the endorsement of those cities to apply for stimulus fund to build fiber to the home networks in each community. Under the plan, HBC would finance the gap between stimulus funding and total project costs, although we would give each community an opportunity to own a portion of the projects, if they choose.”
They have wanted to go into these areas for some time – but the stimulus funding has made it possible to escalate those plans. I think this is a great use of funds.