Albert Lea sharing tech service with Freeborn County

Thanks to Ann Higgins for the heads up on what’s happening in Albert Lea and Freeborn County. According to the Albert Lea Tribune

The Albert Lea City Council on Monday approved another step toward sharing information technology services with Freeborn County. The collaboration is expected to save the city more than $6,000 a year.

The action was an amendment to a previous information technology sharing agreement between the two entities.
It allows Freeborn County to provide the city with Internet for $150 per month, plus an additional $49 monthly fee for the connection to the state router.

It will upgrade the city’s current Internet from 3 megabytes to 50 megabytes.

All city business locations, including City Hall, City Arena, City Garage and the Wastewater Treatment Plant will be serviced.

It feeds into the trend of activity happening on the county level.

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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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