Jackson County Commissioners hears about broadband plans from Federated Rural Electric

The Jackson County Pilot reports… The Jackson County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday heard from Federated Rural Electric General Manager Scott Reimer on plans to bring high-speed broadband to parts of rural Jackson County. Reimer said Federated intends to apply … Continue reading

Jackson County looking at state broadband grant – outside of potential LTD-claimed RDOF areas

The Jackson Pilot reports… The Jackson County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday heard from Federated Rural Electric regarding plans to apply for a state grant to expand broadband in rural northwest Jackson County. Federated General Manager Scott Reimer said the … Continue reading

Change in broadband provider ownership (Federated Rural) in Jackson, Cottonwood, Nobles, Martin, Murray and Brown Counties

The Worthington Globe reports… Federated Rural Electric’s Board of Directors approved the acquisition of Back 40 Wireless on Nov. 30. Back 40 Wireless is a wireless internet company currently owned by Troy Rasmussen doing business from downtown Jackson. The transfer … Continue reading

Minneapolis Star Tribune outlines the issues with LTD Broadband and possible federal funding (RDOF)

I have been tracking the situation with LTD and RDOF since the beginning. Here’s a succinct update… LTD Broadband was awarded the sole opportunity apply for funding to expand fiber in much of Minnesota. The opportunity has been controversial. Some question … Continue reading

EVENT Dec 16: The Missing Millions – Democratizing Computation and Data to Bridge Digital Divides and Increase Access to Science for Underrepresented Communities

An invitation from Internet2… Join us on Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. ET for the virtual event, “The Missing Millions – Democratizing Computation and Data to Bridge Digital Divides and Increase Access to Science for Underrepresented Communities.” The panel includes … Continue reading