|Minnesota Cities Partner with Local Telephone Cooperative to Build Fiber for Economic Development
CTC has become a natural partner among north-central Minnesota communities searching for better solutions to a lack of reliable Internet access in the region. The cities of Ely and Little Falls partnered with CTC to bring fiber loops to their industrial sectors, which has enabled them to both retain existing businesses and attract new companies to their communities, stimulating the local economy as new job opportunities come to town. There has also been demand locally to expand the networks into citywide FTTH project.
Cherry Township Fiber to the Home Project: https://www.goctc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/CTC-USDAReConnectAward_1.17.20.pdf
WDIO Coverage on Cherry Township Fiber to the Home Project: https://www.wdio.com/news/broadband-expansion/5626120/
IRON RANGE BROADBAND SURVEY
DO YOU WANT BETTER BROADBAND SERVICE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? NOW IS YOU CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD. PLEASE TAKE 5 MINUTES TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY AND HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Utilizing the school district boundaries of the Virginia, Eveleth/Gilbert; Mesabi East and the northern portion of St. Louis County Schools, local leaders from the Iron Range communities located within those boundaries have come together to study ways to improve broadband and Internet services. If you live within the above described location, PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY!! TELL YOUR FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS.
An Internet survey is available for residents in the area to provide feedback and information about the level of services currently available, how the Internet is currently being used by residents and what is most important to community members in regards to high speed Internet services. The survey can be found here; and all residents are urged to participate and provide their input.
Here is the actual link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3BLFJMN