MN Broadband Grants in Fond du Lac, Cloquet and Perch Lake

Duluth News Tribune reports…

Gov. Tim Walz announced plans to invest more than $20 million to expand access to high-speed internet service across the state, including three grants that will benefit Northland residents.

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will receive a $602,916 grant to help upgrade its infrastructure to serve 37 new households and 99 underserved customers, including properties on the reservation, western Cloquet and Perch Lake Township. The fiber network is expected to open up new business development opportunities and improved health care resources.

Paul Bunyan Communications is slated to receive a $2.56 million grant to deliver high-speed service to 914 unserved properties and 493 underserved customers in the Leech Lake Reservation and rural portions of Cass, Itasca, Koochiching and St. Louis counties.

The Bois Forte Tribal Government has been awarded a $1.25 million grant to reach 10 new households and 469 underserved properties in the Bois Forte Reservation, Nett Lake, Palmquist, Indian Point and Vermilion areas.

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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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