Who is getting broadband due to CAF in MN?

Last week the FCC released interactive maps and spreadsheets that highlight the areas that are getting Connect America Funds…

The locations of the up to 600,000 homes and businesses nationwide targeted to get broadband access for the first time through the FCC’s Connect America Fund are now available on an interactive map at http://www.fcc.gov/maps/connect-america-fund-phase-i-round-two.

Last month, the FCC announced that providers in 44 states and Puerto Rico had requested over $385 million from the Fund – which will be matched with hundreds of millions of their own dollars in many areas – to quickly expand broadband infrastructure to rural communities in every region of the nation. The new FCC map zeroes in on these locations down to the census block level and zooms out for a big-picture overview of this major broadband expansion at the county, state and national levels.

CAF map

You can see the areas in Minnesota that are on deck to get broadband in the map above. I’ve also listed the counties and companies getting funding below – very high level information. There’s also a spreadsheet with greater detail.

  • Aitkin – CenturyLink & Frontier
  • Becker – CenturyLink
  • Big Stone – CenturyLink
  • Carlton – Frontier
  • Cottonwood – CenturyLink
  • Crow Wing – CenturyLink
  • Fillmore – CenturyLink
  • Goodhue – CenturyLink
  • Hubbard – CenturyLink
  • Itasca – CenturyLink
  • Lake – CenturyLink & Frontier
  • Mahnomen – CenturyLink
  • Morrison – CenturyLink
  • Mower – Frontier
  • Murray – CenturyLink
  • Nobles – CenturyLink
  • Olmsted – CenturyLink
  • Otter Tail – CenturyLink
  • Pine – CenturyLink
  • Rice – CenturyLink
  • St Louis – Frontier
  • Traverse – CenturyLink
  • Wabasha – CenturyLink
  • Winona – CenturyLink
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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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