USDA Rural Development Awards $21M Loan For Broadband Expansion Project

Mosaic Telecom Will Use Funds To Expand High-Speed Internet Across Several Communities

People living in Cameron, Dallas and Ridgeland can expect access to faster internet within the next several years.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development recently awarded a roughly $21 million loan to a telecom company for a broadband expansion project in rural northwestern Wisconsin.

The money will go toward installing 675 miles of fiber-optic cable to homes across several communities, said Frank Frassetto, state director for USDA Rural Development. He said the service will go beyond the 3-megabit per second download speed the average homeowner had back in 2009....

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Ken Notes: I still think we are getting into bed with the wrong companies. The next phone technology will drive the demand for fiber and if we can develop a network of 5g towers we could cover the state with wireless high speed home internet and a fiber infrastructure for business and industry to tap into. We need a state wide plan and the leadership and a negotiator to get this done.



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