More info on MN Broadband Grants in Wright County

KRWC AM in St Cloud reports

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has announced the first round of Border-to-Border broadband improvement grants for under-served communities in Minnesota, and three of those grants will be helping communities in Wright County.

Wright County has earmarked a considerable portion of its American Rescue Plan (ARP) allocation to assist un-served and under-served communities with access to high-speed internet.

The three projects that were approved were a Charter/Spectrum project for the City of Delano and Chatham, Franklin, Marysville, Rockford and Woodland Townships, a Charter/Spectrum project for the City of St. Michael and Rockford Township, and a Meeker Co-op project in the Lake Collinwood area.

Wright County pledged approximately $320,000 in local match funds to strengthen the applications. Prior to the Border-to-Border grants being announced, Wright County has committed $1.925 million in ARP funds for broadband projects that have impacted some 16-hundred households in the county.

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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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