Gardonville applies for Border to Border grants for Carlos and Nelson MN (Douglas County)

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.”

The area the company is targeting are northwest of Carlos , on the northeast side of Lake Le Homme Dieu , and around Nelson .

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.

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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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