Kandiyohi County to offer funds to townships expanding broadband reach

Kandiyohi County to offer funds to townships expanding broadband reach

February 17, 2021

Kandiyohi County to offer funds to townships expanding broadband reach

WILLMAR — Any township in Kandiyohi County that decides to bring high-speed fiber broadband to its residents, or expand a system already in place, is eligible to receive $25,000 from the county to assist with the project.

The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners, at its meeting Tuesday, approved a resolution approving the $25,000 investment for each township that is part of a broadband deployment project. If every township took the county up on its offer, it would cost $600,000.

The board’s action comes after a request from the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission to the county to financially support broadband expansion.

“A lot of Kandiyohi County is still underserved, or not served at all,” said Connie Schmoll, EDC Business Development Manager.

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