More on FCC funding – going to Stearns County

I wrote earlier about the $28.5 million coming from the FCC to Minnesota for broadband. BUT I want to follow up with any specific info related to providers or areas getting the funding. St Cloud Times reports…

The Federal Communications Commission authorized funding Monday that will help expand broadband in Stearns County over 10 years, according to a release.

The commission approved more than $28 million to help expand broadband in Minnesota, and providers will start receiving funds later this month.

Midcontinent Communications will receive $719,916 in funding over 10 years to expand services in Stearns County, according to the release.

The funding will help 280 locations gain access to broadband. Across the state, the funding will expand service to more than 10,000 homes and businesses.

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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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