Southwest MN Broadband Services Going Strong

Thanks to John Shepard for sharing a story in Windom News (article not available online) on Southwest Minnesota Broadband Service’s progress installing fiber through eight communities SW Minnesota. John and I joked that there really isn’t much new in the article – except that no news is good news. SMBS reported hooking up their first customer just before the first snow fell in December. Since then they’ve connected another 40 in Lakefield.

The article reports…

In fact, he [SMBS General Manager Dan Olsen] says the pace will run at 250 hook-ups per month until the project is finished at the end of 2012.

They are also doing a wireless trial in Bingham Lake. So while it’s not earth shattering – I feel like hearing that the ARRA funded project is going well is worth repeating.

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