The Alexandria Echo reports on Border to Border grant applications from Gardonville for areas around Carlos and Nelson…
That could change in a year or to if internet provider Gardonville Telecommunications receives a state Border-to-Border grant to supply broadband internet access to more than 1,100 homes and businesses around Carlos and Nelson. It would provide up to 1 gigabyte download and upload.
Over the past several years, Gardonville has applied for 12 Border-to-Border grants and won seven, said Dave Wolf, the company’s general manager and CEO.
“If we are awarded grants in these project areas, we would begin construction in the spring of 2023,” Wolf said. “We are already buying material, planning the construction, lining up financing and crossing our fingers.”
If Gardonville gets the grant, the first homes and businesses would be online by mid-June of 2023, he said. He added that projects of this size can take up to two construction seasons to finish.