More info on MN Broadband grants in Nicollet County

St Peter Herald reports

A proposal to connect up to 23 unserved and 68 under-served locations in rural Nicollet County to high speed internet is ready to launch with the backing of the state of Minnesota.

Nuvera’s planned fiber-optic network, serving rural Nicollet County east of Courtland and south of Swan Lake along and south of Hwy. 24 was one of 61 projects benefiting from nearly $100 million in state Border to Border grants.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development awarded a $479,000 grant to the $950,000 million project, which will offer 1 Gbps upstream and downstream connection speeds to a swath of unserved residences, businesses and farms.

With the funding, Nuvera will be expanding its service in Nicollet County and connecting fiber to homes and businesses within the build area. …

Nuvera’s construction timeline is yet to be determined.

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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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