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KLGR-area counties are among those the state has granted nearly $20 million in funds for increased broadband internet. Some KLGR-area counties receiving Border-to-Border grants include Redwood, Brown, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, McLeod, and Murray.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Thursday that internet providers will receive nearly $100 million to expand broadband coverage to more Minnesotans, representing the largest single investment in broadband infrastructure in state history.

In total, 61 broadband expansion projects around Minnesota will receive $99.6 million in grants from the Border-to-Border Broadband program. The state estimates the funding will extend new high-speed internet connections to more than 33,000 Minnesota homes and businesses in 48 counties.

Some KLGR-area Border-to-Border Grantees include:

– Redwood, Hanson Communications, Inc., $923,918.00 / Redwood County Telephone Co. dba Arvig, $1,336,037.04
– Brown, Nuvera Communications, Inc., $3,839,000.00
– Chippewa, Farmers Mutual Telephone Company, $4,728,186.00
– Kandiyohi, Federated Telephone Cooperative, $4,913,505.50
– McLeod, Mediacom Minnesota LLC, $99,155.53
– Murray, Woodstock Telephone Company, $1,333,199.00