Bevcomm gets $5,000 grant, $15,000 loan to improve broadband in Faribault County

Faribault County Register reports… Last Tuesday morning, during their County Board meeting, the Faribault County Commissioners decided to give the Faribault County Economic Development Authority (EDA) $600,000 from the county’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds. Part … Continue reading

Neonatal telemedicine in Hastings, Faribault, New Ulm, Buffalo, Cambridge and Minneapolis

I’m written about neonatal care in Cambridge and Mayo Clinic but it looks like it’s spreading as Becker Hospital Review reports… Minneapolis-based Children’s Minnesota Health System will provide neonatal care delivered via telemedicine technology to six hospitals across Minnesota and Wisconsin, according … Continue reading

Upper Midwest E-Connectivity Listening Session – June 19 in Faribault, MN

Looks like a great event… To: E-Connectivity Stakeholders From: Constance Cullman, Farm Foundation Shirley Bloomfield, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association Thomas Halverson, CoBank Jim Matheson, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Sheldon Petersen, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corp. (CFC) Re: … Continue reading

More info on Border to Border grant funded projects in Brown, Faribault and Martin counties and concerns with grant challenge process

Mankato Free Press reports… Four area telecommunication companies have been awarded state grants to expand high-speed broadband in rural areas. The awards, among 42 grants totaling $34 million for projects across Greater Minnesota, were announced Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Tina … Continue reading