Minnesota Broadband Fund Applicant list out: Time to Challenge is now

The Office of Broadband Development just released a list of applications received for the Border to Border Broadband grant. The list is out because they want to give people the opportunity to challenge any of the applications. The reasons they list for challenge include:

  1. Area is identified in application as unserved (wireline service below 4Mbps download/1Mbps upload) but it is served (has wireline service at or above 10Mbps download and 5Mbps upload)
  2. Area is identified in application as unserved (wireline service below 4Mbps download/1Mbps upload) but it is underserved (has wireline service at or above 4Mbps download/1Mbps upload but below 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload)
  3. Area is identified in application as underserved (wireline service below 4Mbps download/1Mbps upload) but it is served (has wireline service at or above 10Mbps download and 5Mbps upload)

Deadline for challenges is Nov 17.

Here’s an abridged version of the list. Check the DEED site for a more complete list… [Apparently that link has been wonky – here’s the document posted here as well.]

Access Broadband

Cook Fiber to the Home Project
Unserved: Awaiting Clarification
Underserved: Awaiting Clarification

Arvig

Mainstreet Communications LLC dba Arvig – Sauk Lake Area
Unserved:  217
Underserved: 0

CenturyLink

Foley/Benton County and Balkan Township
Unserved: 800
Underserved: 197

City of Annandale

Annandale Fiber Project
Unserved: 1482
Underserved: 109

City of Medina

City of Medina Broadband Access Project
Unserved:548
Underserved: 0

Consolidated Telecommunications Co. (CTC)

Region Five – Virtual Highway Project
Unserved:  247
Underserved :  90

Dakota County

Multiple Broadband Network Connectivity projects (Middle mile and last mile project)
Unserved: Awaiting Clarification
Underserved: Awaiting Clarification:

Dunnell Telephone Company

Dunnell Broadband
Unserved: 174
Underserved: 0

Federated Telephone Company

Big Stone County FTTP
Unserved: 1072
Underserved: 0

Federated Telephone Company

Swift County FTTP
Total Locations: 1170
Unserved: Awaiting Clarification
Underserved: Awaiting Clarification

Halstad Telephone Company

Halstad Telephone Tract MN-119020500 FTTH
Unserved:  249
Underserved:  3

Interstate Telecommunications Coop, Inc.

Hendricks Town FTTP Project
Unserved: 0
Underserved: 445

InvisiMax

InvisiMax NW Minnesota Broadband Upgrade
Unserved: Awaiting Clarification
Underserved: Awaiting Clarification

Kanabec County

Kanabec County Broadband Initiative Unserved: Awaiting Clarification
Underserved: Awaiting Clarification

Lake County dba Lake Connections

Lake Connections Fiber Forward
Unserved: 2,410
Underserved:  126

Leech Lake Telecommunications Company LLC

LLBO Tribal Lands Broadband Plan

Mediacom

Medina
Unserved: 244
Underserved: 105

Mediacom

Orono
Unserved: 0
Underserved:  127

Mediacom

Pioneer Creek Office Park
Unserved: 0
Underserved:  30

Mediacom

Pintar Road
Unserved: 122
Underserved: 0

Midcontinent Communications

Canby Extension
Unserved: 0
Underserved: 792

Midcontinent Communications

Littlefork Extension

Midcontinent Communications

Three Towns Expansion
Areas are underserved.
Unserved: 0
Underserved: 399

Minnesota Valley Television Improvement Corp. (dba MVTV Wireless)

MVTV BTB Middle Mile

Northeast Service Cooperative

NESC-Frontier Border to Border –Phase I
Unserved: 2262
Underserved: Awaiting Clarification

Otter Tail Telecom

245th
Unserved: 39
Underserved: 0

Otter Tail Telecom

 

Jewett Lake West
Unserved: 56
Underserved: 0

Otter Tail Telecom

Schmidt’s Bridge
Unserved: 44
Underserved: 0

 

Otter Tail Telecom

 

Stuart Lake
Unserved: 47
Underserved: 0

Otter Tail Telecom

 

Swan Lake West
Unserved: Awaiting Clarification
Underserved: Awaiting Clarification

Palmer Wireless

Becker Industrial Park Broadband Project
Unserved: 0
Underserved: 21

Palmer Wireless

Duelm Area Broadband Project
Unserved: 104
Underserved: 0

Palmer Wireless

Oak Park Area Broadband Project
Unserved: 267
Underserved: 0

Palmer Wireless

Santiago Area Broadband Project
Unserved: 196
Underserved: 4

Palmer Wireless

Sherburne County Road 8 Becker to Clear Lake
Unserved: 21
Underserved: 360

Pipestone County

Pipestone County Fiber Optic Line Phase II

R-S Fiber Cooperative

R-S Fiber Cooperative FTTH Project
Unserved: 62
Underserved: 536

Rock County Broadband Alliance

Rock County Broadband Alliance FTTP Project
Unserved: Awaiting Clarification
Underserved: Awaiting Clarification

Sjoberg’s, Inc.

Sjoberg’s Broadband Grant Project
Unserved: Awaiting Clarification
Underserved: Awaiting clarification

Wikstrom Telephone Company, Inc.

Kittson Marshall Roseau Broadband extension
Unserved: 73
Underserved: 43

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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