The Northeast Minnesota Broadband Project, or the middle mile project, is a telecommunications venture that will install a 915 mile stretch of fiber optics across 8 counties. The goal of the project is to bring higher internet speeds to areas other than just cities like Minneapolis. The project is being paid for by a federal grant and loan. Rohl Networks is honored to work on this project which is part of a nationwide effort to improve the country’s infrastructure.
The project is being spearheaded by the Northeast Service Cooperative, a Minnesota based nonprofit that serves 32 school districts, 79 cities, counties and other governmental agencies. The fiber optics are primarily being installed for use by schools and hospitals, but Internet service providers in the area can join the project in order to provide internet to their customers.
You can view a local news report that covered the groundbreaking of the Northeast Minnesota Middle Mile project here.
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