Scott County Project gets MN State grant to serve part of Scott, Rice and Dakota Counties

The Belle Plaine Herald reports

Rep. Brian Pfarr, R-Le Sueur, announced that state funding is being awarded to expand broadband access in New Market and Cedar Lake townships.

The award was issued through the state’s Border-to-Border Broadband Grant Program, administered by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

New Market and Cedar Lake townships in Scott County are part of a project that includes Wheatland and Webster townships in Rice County and Eureka and Greenvale townships in Dakota County in receiving $431,260 in a funding partnership with the state of Minnesota and Nuvera Communications. The project will serve 103 unserved and 178 underserved locations in those communities.

“Our families and businesses depend on affordable and reliable broadband access,” said Rep. Pfarr. “COVID-19 has only highlighted the importance of high-speed internet as more people live and work from home. The Border-to-Border program is critical to expanding broadband access in our communities, and I am so pleased to see that our neighbors in New Market and Cedar Lake townships will be served in this project.”

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About Ann Treacy

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

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