Arvig Awarded Line Extension Grants to Bring Fiber to 118 Unserved Locations

  • By Grand News Network
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  • November 8, 2023

PERHAM, Minn., Nov. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Minnesota Office of Broadband Development (OBD) has awarded Arvig grant funding to extend existing fiber infrastructure to more than 118 unserved locations in several lakes-area counties.

Arvig was awarded grants totalling $842,562 from OBD's Line Extension Connection program after submitting successful lowest-cost bids to provide fiber to the locations. Arvig will invest another $217,419 to cover additional project costs.

The Line Extension Connection program, administered by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) was created to bridge the gap in connecting homes and businesses just out of reach of existing last-mile infrastructure.

Created in 2022 with a budget of $15 million, the program invites residents and business owners to submit applications if they lack a wired connection with access ...

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