Kandiyohi County finds broadband partner in Consolidated Telecommunications Company

According to the West Central Tribune

In the quest for better broadband, Kandiyohi County has a new partner—one that could bring internet improvements to underserved areas of the county as early as next year.

The County Board of Commissioners signed a letter of intent Tuesday with Consolidated Telecommunications Company of Brainerd.

The action will allow the company to work more closely with a countywide broadband feasibility study that is currently underway. It also clears the way for Consolidated Telecommunications to start allocating more of its own resources toward a potential broadband project in Kandiyohi County.

County officials said it’s an important step forward in the long-standing struggle for better rural broadband.

With Consolidated Telecommunications as a partner, Kandiyohi County could be in line for a share of $35 million in grants to be awarded later this year through the Minnesota border-to-border broadband program.

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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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