Century Link to spend a million dollars on broadband in Kandiyohi County

I have alluded to this investment earlier – but wanted to call it out again, according to Lakeland Broadcasting Company

Representative Dave Baker of Willmar says Century Link plans to invest a million dollars in Kandiyohi County to expand broadband services to underserved areas. Baker says the company will utilize federal Connect America Funds, or CAF-2, which match spending by private companies. Baker says a map of where they plan to expand was unveiled at a broadband meeting with Lt. Governor Tina Smith last week…

…Representative Tim Miller thinks Century Link is reacting to news that other providers are interested in expanding broadband in the county.

I suspect Kandiyohi County would be happy to work with any provider – all things being equal. But the requirements for CAF II funds are lower than requirements being discussed for state funding. So this may be a mixed blessing.

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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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