Mankato-based Hickory Tech is expanding to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Fargo, North Dakota. According to the HickoryTech web site…
The network expansion to Sioux Falls and Fargo will add 350 fiber route miles to HickoryTech’s existing 2,400 fiber route miles. These initiatives are evidence of the company’s commitment to grow its Enventis business services and provide cost-effective, high-capacity fiber-based solutions.
They have also been increasing “the capacity of its network between Minnesota and Des Moines, Iowa and is investing in local fiber infrastructure in Des Moines to grow its Enventis business services.”
So it will be interesting to see the growth pattern. They are also hoping to expand or deepen their connections in Minnesota. HickoryTech/Enventis applied for $16.8 million in ARRA broadband grants to extend its middle mile fiber-optic network connecting community anchor institutions across Minnesota to an advanced high capacity broadband network.