Update on Faribault County Border to Border grant

The Fairmont Sentinel reports

Faribault County continues to make great strides in getting its residents connected to the fiber optic network.

This was part of the message Economic Development Authority specialists Annie Nichols and Jennifer Howard shared with the Faribault County Commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday.

“The county received a grant in the amount of $2,886,206 from the State of Minnesota in 2021 to deploy fiber to Bricelyn, Delavan, Elmore and Frost,” Nichols said. “In 2022, Faribault County partnered with Bevcomm to begin the installation process.”

Nichols shared some of the accomplishments which have taken place in the last year.

“Over 17.7 miles of fiber lines have been laid. This has impacted 700 homes and 110 businesses,” she shared. “This year the construction process will continue by splicing the lines up to the dwellings and connecting to Bevcomm’s fiber network. Through this partnership, our county’s residents have more access to broadband which will provide a future-proof technology for successful telehealth, telework and school from home capabilities.”

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