More info on 60 applications for MN Broadband grants

The Office of Broadband Development received applications for funds for broadband projects. (They also received two that were seemingly just sent to the wrong address.)

The projects specified their target speed goals. Here’s how that broke out:

  • 1Gig down and 1 Gig up (1/1Gbps)  – 34 applications
  • 1Gbps/100Mbps – 2 applications
  • 250Mbps/250Mbps – 3 applications
  • 200Mbps/20Mbps – 1 application
  • 150Mbps/20Mbps – 3 applications
  • 100Mbps/20Mbps – 7 applications
  • 60Mbps/6Mbps – 2 applications
  • 25Mbps/3Mbps and 1/1Gbps – 1 application
  • 25Mbps/3Mbps and 150Mbps/150/Mbps – 1 application
  • 25Mbps/3Mbps – 6 applications

Monday was the deadline for the incumbents to send in any challenges to the grant proposals. No word yet (pretty early still) on how many challenges were submitted.

You can get more info on the proposed projects on the OBD website. I’ll try to paste the info below too – but it’s in table format and that never transfers well to the blog…

  Applicant Project Name Project Broadband Speeds Project Type Project Area
1 AcenTek 2016-atk-lanesboro 1Gbps/100Mbps Unserved AcenTek/Lanesboro Block

AcenTek/Lanesboro Map

2 AcenTek 2016-atk-rushford 1Gbps/100Mbps Unserved AcenTek/Rushford Block

AcenTek/Rushford Map

3 Advantenon 2016-adv-lyon 250Mbps/250Mbps Unserved Advantenon/Lyon Block

Advantenon/Lyon Map

4 Advantenon 2016-adv-redwood 250Mbps/250/Mbps Unserved Advantenon/Redwood Block

Advantenon/Redwood Map

5 Advantenon 2016-adv-steele 250Mbps/250/Mbps Unserved Advantenon/Steele Block

Advantenon/Steele Map

6 Albany Mutual Tel. Assn. 2016-alb-watab 100Mbps/20Mbps Unserved Albany/Watab Map
7 Arvig 2016-arv-loretel 100Mbps/20Mbps Unserved Arvig/Loretel Description
8 Arvig 2016-arv-redwood 100Mbps/20Mbps Unserved Arvig/Redwood Description
9 Benton Coop. Tel. 2016-ben-bock 100Mbps/20Mbps Unserved Benton/Bock Map
10 Benton Coop. Tel. 2016-ben-buckman 100Mbps/20Mbps Unserved Benton/Buckman Map
11 Benton Coop. Tel. 2016-ben-ramey 100Mbps/20Mbps Unserved Benton/Ramey Map
12 BEVCOMM 2016-bev-freeborn 1/1Gbps Unserved and underserved BEVCOMM/Freeborn
13 BEVCOMM 2016-bev-granada 1/1Gbps Unserved BEVCOMM/Granada Block and Map
14 BEVCOMM 2016-bev-heidelberg 1/1Gbps Unserved and underserved BEVCOMM/Heidelberg Block and Map
15 BEVCOMM 2016-bev-winnebago 1/1Gbps Unserved and underserved BEVCOMM/Winnebago Block and Map
16 Broadband Corp. 2016-bro-middle 25Mbps/3Mbps Unserved Broadband/Middle Block

Broadband/Middle Map

17 CenturyLink 2016-ctl-thief 25Mbps/3Mbps Unserved and Underserved CenturyLink/Thief River Falls Description

CenturyLink/Thief River Falls Map 1

18CenturyLink/Thief River Falls Map 2

18 CTC 2016-ctc-kandiyohi 1/1Gbps Unserved CTC/Kandiyohi Block

CTC/Kandiyohi Map

19 CTC 2016-ctc-ripley 1/1Gbps Unserved CTC/Ripley Block

CTC/Ripley Map

20 Dakota County 2016-dak-dakota 1/1Gbps Unserved and Underserved Dakota Block and Map
21 Farmers Coop. Assn. of Canby 2016-far-yellow 100Mbps/20Mbps Unserved Farmer’s/Yellow Medicine Map
22 Frontier 2016-ftr-kandiyohi 25Mbps/3Mbps and 150Mbps/150/Mbps Unserved Frontier/Kandiyohi Block

Frontier/Kandiyohi Description

Frontier/Kandiyohi Map

23 Garden Valley Tel. Company 2016-gvt-trf 1/1Gbps Unserved Garden Valley/Thief River Falls Block

Garden Valley/Thief River Falls Map

24 Gardonville Coop 2016-gar-ida 1/1Gbps Unserved Gardonville/Ida Block

Gardonville/Ida Map

25 Gardonville Coop 2016-gar-louise 1/1Gbps Unserved Gardonville/Louise Block

Gardonville/Louise Map

26 Gardonville Coop 2016-gar-miltona 1/1Gbps Unserved Gardonville/Miltona Block

Gardonville/Miltona Map

27 Halstad Tel. Company 2016-htc-kertsonville 1/1Gbps Unserved Halstad/Kerstonville Block and Map
28 KMT 2016-kmt-mantorville 1/1Gbps Unserved KMT/Mantorville Block

KMT/Mantorville Description

KMT/Mantorville Map

29 Lismore Coop. Tel. Company 2016-lis-noble 25Mbps/3Mbps and 1/1Gbps Unserved Lismore/Nobles Map
30 Martin County 2016-mar-broadband 25Mbps/3Mbps Unserved Martin Map

Martin Description

31 Mediacom 2016-med-fayal 150Mbps/20Mbps Unserved and Underserved Mediacom/Fayal Addresses

Mediacom/Fayal Map

32 Mediacom 2016-med-harris 150Mbps/20Mbps Unserved Mediacom/Harris Addresses

Mediacom/Harris Map

33 Mediacom 2016-med-medina 150Mbps/20Mbps Unserved and Underserved Mediacom/Medina Addresses

Mediacom/Medina Map

34 Midco 2016-mid-marshall 200Mbps/20Mbps Unserved Midco/Marshall Block

Midco/Marshall Description

Midco/Marshall LM Map

Midco/Marshall MM Map

35 Mille Lacs Energy Coop. 2016-mle-mlec 1/1Gbps Unserved and underserved Mille Lacs/MLEC Block

Mille Lacs/MLEC Map 1

Mille Lacs/MLEC Map 2

36 New Ulm Telecom 2016-nut-goodhue 1/1Gbps Unserved and underserved New Ulm/Goodhue Map 1

New Ulm/Goodhue Map 2

37 New Ulm Telecom 2016-nut-hanska 1/1Gbps Unserved New Ulm/Hanska Map
38 New Ulm Telecom 2016-nut-mazeppa 1/1Gbps Unserved and underserved New Ulm/Mazeppa Map 1

New Ulm/Mazeppa Map 2

39 Otter Tail Telcom 2016-ott-battle 60Mbps/6Mbps Unserved Otter Tail/Battle Lake Block and Map

Otter Tail/Battle Lake Description and Map

40 Otter Tail Telcom 2016-ott-fergus 60Mbps/6Mbps Unserved Otter Tail/Fergus Block and Map

Otter Tail/Fergus Description and Map

41 Palmer Wireless 2016-pal-biglake 1/1Gbps Underserved Palmer/Big Lake Description and Map
42 Palmer Wireless 2016-pal-del 1/1Gbps Unserved Palmer/Del Description and Map
43 Palmer Wireless 2016-pal-duelm 1/1Gbps Unserved Palmer/Duelm Description and Map
44 Palmer Wireless 2016-pal-palmer 1/1Gbps Unserved Palmer/Palmer
45 Paul Bunyan Communications 2016-pbc-hubbard 1/1Gbps Unserved and underserved Paul Bunyan/Hubbard Map 1

Paul Bunyan/Hubbard Map 2

Paul Bunyan/Hubbard Map 3

Paul Bunyan/Hubbard Map 4

Paul Bunyan/Hubbard Map 5

Paul Bunyan/Hubbard Map 6

Paul Bunyan/Hubbard Block 1

Paul Bunyan/Hubbard Block 2

Paul Bunyan/Hubbard Block 3

Paul Bunyan/Hubbard Block 4

Paul Bunyan/Hubbard Block 5

46 Red River Tel. Assn. 2016-red-west 1/1Gbps Unserved Red River/West Block

Red River/West Map

47 Renville County 2016-ren-renville 1/1Gbps Unserved Renville/Renville Block

Renville/Renville Map 1

Renville/Renville Map 2

48 Rice County 2016-ric-rice 1/1Gbps Unserved and Underserved Rice/Rice Description and Maps
49 Runestone Tel. Assn. 2016-run-holmes 1/1Gbps Unserved Runestone/Holmes Block and Map
50 Sjoberg’s Cable 2016-sjo-roseau 1/1Gbps Unserved Sjoberg/Roseau Description

Sjoberg/Roseau Block and Map

51 Sub-Sahara African Community 2016-sub-african Not provided Low income  
52 Sunrise Township 2016-sun-sunrise 1/1Gbps Unserved Sunrise/Sunrise Description

Sunrise/Sunrise Map

53 TDS 2016-tds-cass 25Mbps/3Mbps Unserved TDS/Cass Map

TDS/Cass Block

54 TDS 2016-tds-kmp 25Mbps/3Mbps Unserved TDS/KMP Map


55 TDS 2016-tds-midstate 25Mbps/3Mbps Unserved TDS/Midstate Map

TDS/Midstate Block

56 United African Soccer Club of America 2016-uas-youths Not provided Low income  
57 WCTA 2016-wct-wadenano 1/1Gbps Unserved WCTA/Wadena Block

WCTA/Wadena Map

58 Wikstrom 2016-wik-alvarado 1/1Gbps Unserved Wikstrom/Alvarado Block and Map
59 Wikstrom 2016-wik-nwmn 1/1Gbps Unserved Wikstrom/NW MN Block

Wikstom/NW MN Map

60 Winona County 2016-win-pickwick 1/1Gbps Unserved and Underserved Winona/Pickwick Block

Winona/Pickwick Map

61 Woodstock Telephone Company 2016-wds-balaton 1/1Gbps Unserved Woodstock/Balaton City Map

Woodstock/Balaton Map

62 Woodstock Telephone Company 2016-wds-westbrook 1/1Gbps Unserved Woodstock/Westbrook Map

Woodstock/Westbrook City Map


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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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