Nobles County: an inside look at a broadband feasibility study

Telecompetitor recently posted a profile of Nobles County and their journey toward better broadband… To fix this situation, Nobles County set out on a public-private partnership journey, that would eventually involve the state of Minnesota, the Blandin Foundation, Finley Engineering, … Continue reading

Better broadband expansion could mean economic boost in Nobles County

The Worthington Globe reports on information provided at the 2017 Fall Broadband Conference… Nobles County could see more than $7.6 million in economic benefits over 15 years if just 20 percent of unserved households gain access to broadband service, according … Continue reading

Nobles County – look back at impact of being a Blandin Broadband Community

From Blandin Foundation’s recent assessment of the Blandin Community Broadband Program – the highlights from Nobles County… According to Nobles County Administrator and Blandin Broadband Community Steering Committee Chair Tom Johnson, the Worthington School District is the most diverse in … Continue reading

Nobles County broadband grant plan seeks alternate match due to state statute on county borrowing and ownership

According to the Worthington Globe… Two weeks after Nobles County commissioners discussed a proposal that involved First State Bank Southwest — with Kinetic Leasing of Fargo, N.D., financing a $2.75 million loan to Lismore Cooperative Telephone Co. for completion of … Continue reading