Local Crosslake provider happy with Task Force Recommendations

Yesterday the Lake Country Echo / Pine River Journal in (and around) Pequot Lakes ran an editorial from Paul Hoge, general manager of Crosslake Communications. Paul commented on the state of rural broadband in Minnesota and praised the Minnesota Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force Recommendations.

I wanted to call out the editorial for a few reasons. First, I like to support local broadband providers who appear to be doing a good job and according to Paul…

Crosslake Communications is contributing to Minnesota’s strong positioning. Today, Crosslake Communications is offering broadband to 100 percent of our customers up to speeds of 5 Mbps. We have done this because of the strong commitment we have to our local community and customers. We understand how increasingly important broadband is to conducting business, educating our students, providing medical services and just living our daily lives.

Second, I like to see that broadband continues to be in the news across the state. Again I think that helps build momentum for broadband as a hot topic in the legislature – because if people are reading and writing about broadband it demonstrates that it is important to them.

Third, I’m happy to see providers who support the Task Force recommendations. The more support the recommendations can garner in and out of the industry the better the chances are of legislators supporting the recommendations.

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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.

1 thought on “Local Crosslake provider happy with Task Force Recommendations

  1. I just saw a remarkably similar article posted in by Paul Freude (CEO at Paul Bunyan Telephone) in the Bemidji Pioneer: http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/event/article/id/100015551/group/Opinion/

    Here’s what he said about Paul Bunyan’s service:

    Paul Bunyan Telephone is contributing to Minnesota’s strong positioning, offering broadband to 100 percent of customers in a service area that spans over 4,500 square miles. The standard Internet speed for Paul Bunyan high-speed Internet customers is up to 10 megabits per second for both uploads and downloads and higher speeds of up to 15, 20, and 25 Mbps are also available.

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