MN Broadband grants in Houston MN (Houston County)

Winona Daily News reports…

Rural residents of Houston, Minnesota, will benefit from a $2.9 million grant awarded to AcenTek by the Border-to-Border grant program. …

The project, estimated to cost more than $9.6 million, is the largest (in square miles) of the areas the company provides service to.

AcenTek was awarded the grant for $2,895,318, which will cover 30% of the total cost of the project.

The project in rural Houston will positively impact residents at more than 900 locations (farms, residences and businesses).

Once the fiber build is complete, farmers will have more opportunities for using technology within agriculture, employees of area medical facilities will have options for telecommuting and students will have faster Internet speeds for research and study materials.

This entry was posted in Funding, MN, MN Broadband Fund Awards by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

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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