Arrowhead Electric update on NE Minnesota fiber project

I am very thankful that Arrowhead Electric posts regular fiber updates on their Facebook page. I’ve said it before but it bears repeating that it’s a great way to keep customers and faraway lurkers updated on their progress and excited for the final goal.

They post updates on construction…

Work has begun on the final few miles of construction needed to link Arrowhead’s fiber network with the Northeast Service Cooperative (NESC). NESC’s contractor began clearing the underground route along Highway 61 last week and are hard at work plowing underground fiber starting today! Once completed it removes one of the barriers AEC has to begin testing services. Construction of this portion of the NESC network will likely go into January. Following construction AEC and NESC must splice our networks together, install equipment, test software and then we can begin testing services at the AEC office. It’s much too soon to say when this will all happen but things are moving in the right direction!

And they spread the marketing message…

75% of Arrowhead members have given permission for construction of our fiber optic service to date. 46% in the City of Grand Marais…looks like we need to do a bit more promotion in Grand Marais! We’d like to see Grand Marais around 60%. Tell your Grand Marais friends that there is still time to sign-up for the free construction. With Arrowhead and Grand Marais combined we are nearly to 70%.

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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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