Anoka County working with Blandin on broadband improvement projects

I’ve been looping back with counties to see how things are going. Great to get an update from Anoka County

Anoka County Regional Economic Development is currently participating in the Blandin Foundation’s Community Broadband Resources program to receive technical assistance from Bill Colemen to help the cities of East Bethel, Columbus, Nowthen and Linwood Township with their broadband improvement projects.

City of Nowthen, East Bethel and Columbus are looking to partner with one or more providers to build out the last-mile fiber network to all those unserved our underserved in their community (residents and businesses).  These communities are all considering a variety of strategies and funding to solve their broadband issues.

Linwood Township is partnering with Midco to connect a 50+ single family development to broadband services.  Linwood will also be considering options to improve fiber connections in other unserved or underserved portions of their community.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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