Stimulus funds go to lucky few Internet upgrade projects | Minnesota Public Radio NewsQ

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Jackson, Minn. — The backers of a plan to upgrade broadband Internet service in southwest Minnesota are happy their plan will receive nearly $13 million in stimulus money to build the project.  Turns out it’s one of only two Minnesota broadband projects receiving federal construction money. For the dozens of others that were denied, there’s no clear answer why.

Stimulus funds go to lucky few Internet upgrade projects | Minnesota Public Radio NewsQ.

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3 responses to “Stimulus funds go to lucky few Internet upgrade projects | Minnesota Public Radio NewsQ

  1. sueinmn

    Kent have you heard of the LVX Systems? This is the newest of Broadband without the fiber. A display is presently in place at the U of M in Rochester and another somewhere in Mankato. This company is out of St. Cloud and apparently partnering (of some sort) with the IBEW. It might be interesting research and I have a packet for you if interested in reading about it.
    http://lvxsystem.com/

  2. sueinmn

    I will get it delivered to you. Rochester is possibly looking into city wide broadband via street lighting with this type of system. A GPS locator is placed inside the lights and broadcasts. I am told, this system is considerably less costly than the fiber projects. You can download a full movie in approx one second. If Red Wing is serious about high speeds, they should look at the options available before spending millions on what possibly could be obsolete before it is even begun. I have the contact information for you also and they sound very willing to explain what is involved.

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