Hometown Focus: $26 million for 39 broadband projects in Greater Minnesota announced

EXCERPT: “Lt. Governor Tina Smith and the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced the 2017 Border to Border Broadband Grant recipients. The grants total $26 million for 39 broadband infrastructure projects that will provide 9,973 households, 2,169 businesses, and 60 community institutions across Minnesota access to reliable, affordable high-speed Internet . . .The funding, which comes from a combination of $20 million approved during the 2017 legislative session, plus carryover from previous grant rounds, goes to broadband providers and communities to build out wireline and fixed wireless broadband infrastructure to Greater Minnesota.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2ALuoZK