New Ulm Journal reports…
While no money was authorized for border-to-border grants for broadband development by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development in 2019, for 2020, Nuvera was awarded $730,000. It is contributing an additional $1.2 million, for a total of $2 million in local community investments. Some $1.1 million will be used to build fiber connections in a rural Southwest Brown County area near New Ulm. These projects will be scheduled in the spring.
Nuvera constructed multiple fiber overbuilds to enhance customer services. As part of its commitment to investing in communities, fiber was constructed in rural areas of Sleepy Eye, Hutchinson, Mazeppa and Aurelia, Iowa. An enhanced fixed wireless solution was also installed in rural New Ulm by St. George. Fiber overbuilds were completed in four housing development areas in Prior Lake.
Commercial fiber overbuilds began in the Industrial Park areas of North Front and North Broadway Streets and downtown New Ulm for completion in 2020. Four commercial areas in Prior Lake were also targeted.
Nuvera has 11 public Wi-Fi sites in New Ulm, and 20 in all exchanges.