Some MN schools get technology grants from PUC/CenturyLink

Yesterday the Public Utilities Commission filed a list of the recipients of CenturyLink Tier 2 funds. For folks who aren’t elbows deep into telecommunications policy…

The Tier 2 Special Fund was created by the Minnesota Performance Assurance Plan (MPAP). The MPAP. a plan proposed by Quest {now CenturyLink d.b.a. Qwest) and approved by the Commission, established wholesale service quality standards and self-executing remedies for failure to meet those standards.

I pulled that definition from the filing itself. In short, Qwest/CenturyLink is penalized when they don’t meet quality standards set out by the PUC. That money has recently been awarded to schools that applied to grants. Below is a list of the lucky recipients…

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission K-12 Telecommunications Grant Recipients

  • Blessed Trinity Catholic School(Richfield) – $26,771.00
  • Brooklyn Center School District #286 – 5204,182.00
  • Chokio-Alberta School District #771 – $64,535.00
  • Cook County Public School District #166 – $56,316.80
  • Hibbing Public School District #701 – $80,600.00
  • Hill-Murray Foundation – $12,660.03
  • Lester Prairie Public School District #424 – $14,485.00
  • Little Crow Telemedia Network (Hutchinson) – $218,427.00
  • Mahnomen Independent School District #432 – $132(029.00
  • Minneapolis Public Schools – $490,620.55
  • Minneota Public School District #414 – $27,739.03
  • Minnesota New Country School District #4007 (Henderson) – $15,172.00
  • Montevideo Public School District #129 – $162,828.74
  • Mounds Park Academy St. Paul – $67,375.00
  • North Shore Community School District #4084 (Duluth) – $42,565.00
  • Region 1 School District #869 (Moorhead) – $313,488.00
  • Rochester Public School District #535 – $159,750.00
  • South Washington County School District #833 – $124,528.71
  • St Mary’s Catholic School(Sleepy Eye) – $26,000.00
  • St Mary’s School Bird Island – $100,000.00
  • St. Francis Catholic School (Brainerd) – $7,200.20
  • St. John’s – St. Andrew’s School (Melrose) – $11,611.00
  • SW/WC Service Cooperative (Marshall) – $498,328.09

Total – $2,857,212.15

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About Ann Treacy

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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