Faster internet expanding to rural areas

Some are hoping this will help attract more people and businesses to the area.

Posted: Jul 25, 2018 12:49 AM
Updated: Jul 25, 2018 12:49 AM

HARMONY, Minn.- Mabel cooperative telephone company, MiEnergy Cooperative and Spring Grove Communication are joining together to create a new company called MiBroadband.

They are in the early stages, but MiBroadband plans to increase broadband towers around the area, bringing faster internet speeds to rural communities.
Chris Giesen is the Vice President of Community & Economic Development for Harmony.
He tells KIMT in the last year harmony's growth has been on a steady incline and sees this as another way to attract more people to Harmony.
“The economy and just the way of life continues to increase with that need for technology. This will keep us on that for front of being advanced and being able to attract people and businesses,” said Giesen.
The cooperatives plan is to launch MiBroadband in late fall or early winter first in Cresco and Rushford.

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