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County looks to form broadband partnership

A prospective partnership could be in the works to provide fiber broadband access to all of Cottonwood County.

At Tuesday’s meeting, Cottonwood County Commissioners heard a report from board chair Larry Anderson about a recent state rural broadband meeting.

Anderson said that a couple of providers had expressed interest in potentially tackling the task of expanding fiber broadband to all of the county.

From that recent meeting, Anderson said Federated Broadband out of Jackson has further expressed interest, with the possibility of Federated applying for state grant funding as early as this year.

Initial estimates of cost to provide fiber broadband to the entire county were roughly $27 million.

More from Tuesday’s meeting appears in the Feb. 8 print and e-editions of the Citizen.

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