Celebrating a Border to Border grant in Lanesboro (Fillmore County)

The Bluff County Newspaper reports on Lanesboro’s MN broadband grant project…

This event celebrated work that has already begun to tunnel cable to 431 households, 42 businesses and one community institution in rural Lanesboro as part of the Minnesota State Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant through DEED.

DEED awarded AcenTek, a Houston-based communications company, $1,777,936 to assist with the installation which Moser estimated to cost approximately $4.7 million. Additionally, Fillmore County’s broadband development fund contributed a $75,000 loan toward the work to make it possible for home business owners, telecommuters and students to complete their work without having to worry about how fast their internet service uploads or downloads.

Moser remarked that AcenTek is investing roughly $3 million to upgrade rural internet service to fiber-optic cable. He outlined that preparations began once the grant was awarded to AcenTek in January and that the company attempted to do most of its work while keeping Lanesboro’s tourist season in mind, meaning that late September is a prime starting point.

You can also read about it in the Fillmore County Journal.

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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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