The Aitkin Age reports…
On Aug. 27, residents of Waukenabo Township and nearby areas gathered at the Waukenabo Town Hall to celebrate the beginning of a new broadband project.
The project was delayed because of COVID but it’s on track now and they are looking at some serious speeds in the near future…
Midwest Utilities is installing the main line, and Zenergy, Inc. will be doing the drops to individual homes, starting on the west side of Equagamah Lake. Future expansion is anticipated.
“Right now, ECTC is only offering a 100 MB service,” said [Crosslake Communications/ECTC General Manager] Netland. “We expect to have 100 drops installed within three weeks.”
Co-op board members Norman (Rusty) Hawley, Ken Hersey, Kathy Hachey, Phil Yetzer and Randy Moritz were present at the groundbreaking ceremony. Netland and project team members Tyson Kincaid (plant supervisor), Kirsten Peterson (accounts) and Debby Floerchinger responded to questions from stakeholders.
Dickinson talked about the $375,000 Border to Border Broadband grant that ECTC received to help with the project.