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Groundbreaking Ceremony

NESC held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 23, 2024, to kick off a $4.25M broadband expansion.  The project will be adding 136 route miles in three counties, expanding the NESC’s total network by 11% for a total of 1,366 miles.  The project will focus on extending the network in Kanabec, Pine, and Isanti counties including…

Planting Seeds of Hope at Deer River

Deer River was selected by Hill City to participate in the Planting Seeds of Hope Mental Health Awareness campaign on March 18, 2024. Deer River combined Planting Seeds of Hope with their S.T.E.P. Coalition’s Standing Together Embracing Prevention: Mental Health and Substance Misuse week. Throughout the campaign, Deer River will be sharing mental health and…

It’s Finally Happening!

Big projects have small beginnings. This week, two of our crew members, Rich (pictured) and Andy began building signs for our middle mile optical fiber expansion project scheduled for construction this summer in East Central Minnesota. After five years of development, we are eager to begin. In 2021, the US Economic Development Administration granted the…

Broadband Infrastructure Expansion Project Update!

NESC has been developing, implementing, administering, and maintaining rural regional public broadband infrastructure since 2000.  In 2010, NESC built a middle mile optical fiber network.  NESC’s latest project, federally funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, in partnership with NESC, will expand the existing network by 11% and will provide access to…