Midco is expanding broadband from Wanamingo to Randolph (MN)

The Kenton Leader reports…

Midco is expanding its broadband services to areas of Minnesota that are unserved or underserved, with financial assistance from the state. Late last year, Midco was awarded two grants through the Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program, allowing the communications company to expand services in Wanamingo.

“We’re really excited, because the expansion in Wanamingo might not have happened this soon without the Border-to-Border Grant,” said Erin Hayes, Midco’s Director of Central Construction. “Now, we can provide the Wanamingo area with our full slate of services.”

In early May, Midco will begin working on 26 miles of fiber stretching from Wanamingo to Randolph. Construction is expected to finish in July, and services will launch in September. In total, the project will enable better connectivity for more than 700 households.

It’s a good reminder of the value of the MN broadband grants.

 

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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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