Fiber Groundbreaking in Lakefield

It’s a season for groundbreakings and a good sign that the ARRA-funded projects are progressing. Next Friday Southwest Minnesota Broadband is having their official groundbreaking

Southwest Minnesota Broadband is pleased to invite you to the groundbreaking for its Fiber Optic network. This groundbreaking is the culmination of the hard work of its members and the beginning of a new telecommunications future for Southwest Minnesota.

They have quite a lineup invited to present…

United States Senator Amy Klobuchar
United States Senator Al Franken
Colleen Landkamer Minnesota State Director USDA Rural Development

As you may recall…

SMBS will be building fiber-to-the-premise infrastructure to eight rural communities throughout Southwestern Minnesota. The network will consist of a 125 mile fiber ring which will connect the eight communities and an FTTP infrastructure within the communities that will support a total of over 3,500 passings.

The SMBS will be “Bringing real Broadband” to the following communities:

  • Bingham Lake
  • Brewster
  • Heron Lake
  • Jackson
  • Lakefield
  • Okabena
  • Round Lake
  • Wilder
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About Ann Treacy

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

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