Benton County Commissioner willing to invest $1.5 million in broadband project with Benton Communications

KSNI radio reports… Benton County residents will get high-speed fiber broadband internet after the Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with Benton Communications. The county awarded the company $1.5 million to 483 rural addresses in unserved and underserved areas north … Continue reading

Recap on MN investments in broadband from Benton

The Benton Institute for Broadband & Society has compiled a nice recap of what’s happening in Minnesota in terns of broadband investment… Minnesota’s Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program is the state’s financial tool to address the primary cause for the lack of broadband in … Continue reading

Is your community taking advantage of ACP? Benton has a tool to help figure that out?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)  provides 17 million households up to $30 per month in subsidies to offset the cost of broadband. In Minnesota, 193,678 have signed up. Benton Institute for Broadband & Society has created a tool to help determine … Continue reading

Enhancing Our Regional Broadband Capacity: 7W MN Regional broadband (Benton, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties)

The Enhancing Our Regional Broadband Capacity had 40+ people in attendance. The presenters included several elected officials, community leaders, business owners and providers. We heard about the importance of surveys and mapping that paints a real picture of the frontlines … Continue reading