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.