SAINT PAUL, MN – Rep. Brian Pfarr, R-Le Sueur, announced that state funding is being awarded to expand broadband access in New Market and Cedar Lake townships.
The award was issued through the state’s Border-to-Border Broadband Grant Program, administered by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED.)
New Market and Cedar Lake townships are part of a project that includes Wheatland and Webster townships in Rice County and Euraka and Greenvale townships in Dakota County in receiving $431,260 in a funding partnership with the state of Minnesota and Nuvera Communications. The project will serve 103 unserved and 178 underserved locations in those communities.
“Our families and businesses depend on affordable and reliable broadband access,” said Rep. Pfarr. “COVID-19 has only highlighted the importance of high-speed internet as more people live and work from home. The Border-to-Border program is critical to expanding broadband access in our communities and I am so pleased to see our neighbors in New Market and Cedar Lake townships will be served in this project.”
DEED noted that grants awarded total over $20.6 million in the sixth year of the Border-to-Border program.