Cass and Crow Wing counties get broadband improvements through TDS

TDS recently announced that they have completed their ARRA funded project, which included improved broadband in Cass and Crow counties…

TDS Telecom has completed its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus-funded broadband internet projects in parts of Michigan and Minnesota. As a result of the project’s completion, businesses and more than a combined 1,250 households gain access to broadband service. TDS is receiving funding for 44 projects, including these two, from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) as part of the ARRA. …


The stimulus-funded project in Minnesota is also now complete and impacts customers in parts of Cass and Crow Wing counties. TDS reported in October 2013 that a portion of this project, in TDS’ Arvig Telephone Company, was complete. The project included installing nearly 100 miles of fibre optics cabling and twenty cabinets in order to connect more than 900 area residents to broadband. TDS projected the cost at more than USD 6.7 million. The company invested 25 percent (nearly USD 1.7 million) and the RUS grant covered 75 percent.

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