MinnPost: The feds just announced over $400 million for rural broadband in Minnesota — three quarters of it is going to one small company with limited fiber optic experience

EXCERPT: “The Federal Communications Commission announced on Monday that more than $408 million of a $9.2 billion national broadband grant program would be spent over 10 years on developing high-speed internet in rural Minnesota. That $408 million is the fourth largest sum for any one state, putting Minnesota behind only California, Mississippi and Arkansas. While local broadband advocates celebrated the infusion of cash, the grant awards also raised some eyebrows. That’s because one relatively small company with Minnesota ties came away with the vast majority of the federal money for the state: LTD Broadband.” FULL STORY: https://fluence-media.co/379WAEP