BIP Round Two Responses related to Minnesota

Thanks to John Schultz for sending me the Rural Utility Services BIP Round Two Application Directory. It’s 846 pages of application descriptions and includes the names of organizations that have filed responses to the applications. I posted a general list (with descriptions) of Minnesota-related applications earlier – but today I thought I’d send a follow up with a list of the organizations that have responded to the applications.

First, here’s a quick explanation on the Public Notice Filings

The Public Notice Filings (PNFs) will provide a 30-day period [that deadline was actually extended due to “emergency maintenance”] for existing service providers to submit information to RUS regarding their existing service offerings. RUS will post PNFs for all Round 2 BIP Infrastructure Applications. Providing a response is strictly voluntary. Existing service providers are not required to provide a response to any Public Notice Filing, but must do so in order for their existing services to be considered when determining the eligibility of the proposed funded Service Areas identified in the associated BIP application.

Here are the applicants and the list of organizations that sent in responses.

  1. Aim Wireless Solutions (7247) got responses from:
    Blue Earth Valley Telephone Company
    Cannon Valley Telecom, Inc.
    CenturyLink
    Charter Communications, Inc.
    Christensen Communications
    Comcast Cable
    Frontier Communications/Citizens Communications
    Jaguar Communications, Inc
    Mediacom Communications Corporation
    New Ulm Telephone
    Pine Island Telephone
    Pine Island Telephone company
    Qwest
    Sleepy Eye Telephone Company
  2. Arrowhead Electric Cooperative (6656) got responses from:
    CenturyLink
    Northeast Service Cooperative
    Qwest
  3. Arvig Telephone (6016) got responses from:
    Charter Communications, Inc.
  4. Bertran Communications (6628) got responses from:
    Amery Telcom, Inc.
    AT&T
    Baldwin Telecom Inc.
    Bloomer Telephone Company
    Bruce Telephone Company
    CENTURYLINK
    Charter Communications, Inc.
    Cheqtel Communications
    Chequamegon Communications Cooperative
    Clear Lake Telephone Company
    Cochrane Cooperative Telephone Company
    Comcast Cable
    Coon Valley Farmers Telephone Company, Inc.
    Farmers Independent Telephone Company
    Hager Telecom, Inc.
    Hillsboro Telephone Company, Inc.
    Indianhead Telephone Company
    Lakeland Telecom
    LaValle Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
    Luck Telephone Company
    Manawa Telephone Company
    MarquetteAdams
    Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
    Mediacom Communications Corporation
    Merrimac Communications Ltd.
    Milltown Mutual Telephone Company
    Nelson Telephone Cooperative
    Netwurx LLC
    Niagara Telephone Company
    Reedsburg Utility Commission
    RichlandGrant
    Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
    Siren Telephone Company
    Somerset Telephone Co
    Spring Valley Telephone Company, Inc.
    Time Warner Cable, Inc
    TriCounty
    Telephone Cooperative
    Union Telephone Company
    VERNON TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE
    West Wisconsin Telcom Cooperative
    Western Wisconsin Communications, LLC
    Wittenberg Telephone Company
    (These responses may primarily WI service areas; it was difficult for me to quickly assess which areas might have been in MN.)
  5. Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (5552) got responses from:
    Qwest
  6. Federated Telephone Cooperative (5143) got responses from:
    None
  7. Federated Telephone Cooperative (7365) got responses from:
    Qwest
  8. Fond Du Lac Reservation (6391) got responses from:
    Qwest
  9. Hilbert Communications (7723) got responses from:
    CENTURYLINK
    Cochrane Cooperative Telephone Company
    Frontier Communications of Mondovi
    Nelson Telephone Cooperative
    TriCounty
    Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
    Amherst Telephone Company
    AT&T
    CENTURYLINK
    Charter Communications, INC
    Charter Communications, Inc.
    Coon Valley Farmers Telephone, Inc.
    Hillsboro Telephone Company, Inc.
    LaGrant Connections, LLC
    LaValle Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
    MarquetteAdams
    Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
    Mediacom Communications Corporation
    MH Telecom, LLC
    Reedsburg Utility Commission
    Rhinelander/Frontier Comm of Wisconsin
    RichlandGrant
    Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
    Union Telephone Company
    Vernon Telephone Cooperative
    (These responses may primarily WI service areas; it was difficult for me to quickly assess which areas might have been in MN.)
  10. Iowa Telecommunications Services (7686) got responses from:
    Qwest Corporation
    Mediacom Communications Coproration
    Mediacom Communications Corporation
    Jagwire Enterprises DBA Jagwireless, DBA Loganet
    Jagwire Enterprises DBA Loganet
    Sidney South
    Jagwire Enterprises DBA Jagwireless
    (These responses may primarily Iowa service areas; it was difficult for me to quickly assess which areas might have been in MN.)
  11. Jaguar Communications (5788) got responses from:
    Charter Communications, INC
    Hickorytech
    Qwest
  12. Kasson & Mantorville Telephone Company (5389) got responses from:
    Charter Communications, Inc.
  13. KeyOn Communications (6040) got responses from:
    Blue Earth Valley Telephone Company
    Cannon Valley Cablevision, Inc
    Cannon Valley Telecom, Inc.
    CenturyLink
    Charter Communications, Inc.
    Christensen Communications
    Comcast Cable
    Delavan Telephone Company
    Easton Telephone Company
    Frontier Communications of Minnesota, Inc.
    Granada Telephone Company
    Midcontinent Communications
    New Ulm Telephone Company
    Sleepy Eye Telephone Company
    Western Telephone Company
    Beton Cooperative Telephone Company
    Cable One, Inc.
    Callaway Telephone Co
    City of Barnesville Telephone Utility
    diversicom Wisper
    Wireless Solutions, LLC
    East Ottertail Telephone
    Farmers Mutual Telephone Company
    Federated Telephone Cooperative
    Felton Telephone Company
    Frontier Communications/Citizens Communications
    Garden Valley Telephone Association
    Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association
    Hutchinson Telephone Company
    InvisiMax
    Loretel Systems, Inc.
    Midcontinent Communications
    Midwest Telephone Co
    Northeast Service Cooperative
    Osakis Telephone Company
    Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative
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    Qwest
    TDS Telecom
    Tekstar Communications, Inc
    Twin Valley/Ulen Telephone Co
    US Cable of CoastalTexas, LP
    West Central Telephone Association
    Wikstrom Telephone Company Inc
  14. Lake County (4538) got responses from:
    Qwest
  15. Mid-State Telephone Company (5527) got responses from:
    Mediacom Communications Corporation
  16. National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (6781) got responses from:
    Savage Communications Inc.
    Benton Cooperative Telephone Company
    Citizens Telecommunications Company of Minnesota
    Qwest
  17. National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (6762) got responses from:
    Mediacom Communications Corporation
    Qwest
  18. National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (6761) got responses from:
    Hutchinson Telephone Company
    Mediacom Communications Corporation
    CenturyLink
  19. National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (6776) got responses from:
    Mediacom Communications Corporation
  20. National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (6777) got responses from:
    National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative
    Savage Communications Inc
  21. National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (6778) got responses from:
    CenturyLink
    Charter Communications, Inc
    Consolidated Telephone Company
    Qwest
    TDS Telecom
  22. Nextera Communications (7493) got responses from:
    Charter Communications, INC
    Consolidated Telephone Company
    Savage Communications Inc.
    Qwest
    CenturyLink
  23. Northeast Service Cooperative (6621) got responses from:
    CenturyLink
    Qwest
  24. Paul Buyan Rural Telephone Cooperative (5688) got responses from:
    TCS
    Mediacom Communications Corporation
    Qwest
  25. Qwest (4823) got responses from:
    Charter Communications inc
    Mediacom Communications Corporation
    Comcast Cable
    Northeast Service Cooperative
    Savage Communications Inc.
    Cable One, Inc.
    East Ottertail Telephone
    Tekstar Communications, Inc
    Benton Cooperative Telephone Company
    diversicom Wisper Wireless Solutions, LLC
    Consolidated Telephone Company
  26. Red River Rural Telephone (4733) got responses from:
    None
  27. Sjoberg’s Inc (5696) got responses from:
    None
  28. Upsala Cooperative Telephone Association (6014) got responses from:
    Benton Cooperative Telephone Company
    Qwest
    Savage Communications Inc.
    US Cable of CoastalTexas, LP
    CenturyLink
    Charter Communications, Inc.
    Consolidated Telephone Company
    diversicom Wisper Wireless Solutions, LLC
    Savage Communications Inc.
    Eagle Valley Telephone Company
    EAST OTTERTAIL TELEPHONE
    MIDWEST TELEPHONE
    OSAKIS TELEPHONE
    TCS
  29. Wikstrom Telephone Company (4806) got responses from:
    InvisiMax
  30. Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association (4975) got responses from:
    Charter Communications, Inc.
    Jaguar Communications, Inc
    Qwest Corporation
  31. Woodstock Telephone Co (4875) got responses from:
    CenturyLink
    Charter Communications, INC
    Qwest
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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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