Itasca County Approves CARES Act Funding for Broadband

Itasca County has approved funding for broadband. I want to thank Tamara Lowney for the heads up in an email…

In addition to the grant overview, I worked with Arvig and Paul Bunyan to present 4 broadband infrastructure projects, 2 near Marcell (Turtle Lake area), 1 just north of Nashwauk, and 1 in Harris Township.  I am excited to report that all 4 projects were approved for a commitment of Itasca County CARES Funds of over $293,000.

Then I was able to find a little more info from Paul Bunyan

At their October 20 meeting, the Itasca County Board of Commissioners approved CARES Act funding to help support Paul Bunyan’s fiber broadband expansion into northern Nashwauk, the Bozich Addition subdivision, and areas of south of Pokegama Lake on Gama Beach, North Gama Beach, and South Gama Beach Roads!

Project Design and engineering work will begin right away. Due to the early freezing weather, services won’t be available until 2021.

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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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