RS Fiber plans to serve 1600 customers by late 2015

KEYC-TV out of Mankato recently ran a nice story on RS Fiber…

The RS Fiber Board in collaboration with Hiawatha Broadband Communications in Winona will provide affordable fiber-optic broadband service in ten communities and 17 townships in Renville, Nicollet and Sibley County.

The service aims to provide faster and more reliable access to television, internet, and phone. With a heavy emphasis on agriculture, tele-medicine, and education.

The groups financial planner, and local business man, Phil Keithahn says,  “That’s what this does. It levels the playing field for people who live and work in rural America with people who are in the twin cities. So it’s an economic development tool for south central Minnesota.”

The initiative is expected to serve 1,600 homes and businesses by late 2015 and has the potential to reach more than 6,200 customers by by 2016.

The accompanying video provides more information on the local value and interest in the network.

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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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