Broadband Expansion

More Minnesota households and businesses will get broadband internet access including several in Winona and Fillmore Counties.

State officials announced the latest round of broadband expansion grants Wednesday to provide access to more than 16,000 households, 2,200 businesses and 71 community organizations. The funding comes from a $34 million appropriation by the Legislature last year.

Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona says coverage the Pickwick area in Winona County will be expanded along with rural Lanesboro.

Winona County will get $416,640 while HBC Cable will contribute about 451 thousand in the buildout to serve 88 unserved households and 89 businesses in Wilson, Homer, Pleasant Hill, Wiscoy and Richmond townships.

Rural Lanesboro gets 1.78 million dollars to serve 431 unserved households and 42 unserved businesses.....

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