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Nobles County honored for broadband work

WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County has received an award from the Blandin Broadband Community to commemorate the work of the county and its partners to accomplish several projects to improve broadband access and provide opportunities for residents to l...

WORTHINGTON - Nobles County has received an award from the Blandin Broadband Community to commemorate the work of the county and its partners to accomplish several projects to improve broadband access and provide opportunities for residents to learn about broadband.

Nobles County Administrator Tom Johnson announced the award Thursday, noting that the county is nearing the end of its two-year collaboration with the Blandin Foundation as a Blandin Broadband Community.

“The effort began in early NEON (Nobles Economic Opportunities Network) meetings and has led to some very exciting projects from the setup of area ‘Hot Spots,’ a PC’s for People giveaway, collaborative efforts between numerous organizations and leading to a significant State of Minnesota Broadband Grant to Lismore Telephone to begin laying a fiber network and using wireless technology to serve much of the county,” Johnson said.

“These projects took countless hours of many individuals across many organizations who had a vision to move the county forward and lay the groundwork for future generations to succeed,” he added.

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