Garden Valley Technologies has been awarded a border-to-border broadband development grant from the State of Minnesota through the DEED Office of Broadband Development. This grant will assist in a broadband build to rural Oslo and east rural Warren.

Residents and businesses in this area expressed support for GVT’s border-to-border grant application, which gives GVT the opportunity to offer rural Oslo and rural Warren Internet access. This underserved area needs fast, reliable Internet service to help residents progress, especially as technology continues to advance around them.

The grant provides the assistance needed to plow state-of-the-art fiber optic cable to the homes in this area allowing access to Internet speeds up to 1 Gbps, local phone service and digital video services, which includes over 200 channels.

“This is exciting news and I would like to thank the office of broadband and the State of Minnesota for this grant opportunity,” said Timothy Brinkman, CEO/General Manager at Garden Valley Technologies. “Grants like these make it possible to build out broadband in highly rural environments.”

The border-to-border broadband project for rural Oslo and east rural Warren will bring service to 105 unserved and underserved locations which include 47 residences, two businesses, 52 farms and four community institutions. The total project cost of $2,925,139 million will be financed by the $1,462,569 million Minnesota border-to-border broadband grant and a local match of $1,462,569 million by Garden Valley Technologies and community partners. The project is expected to finish with installation of subscribers in late 2024 and will cover 108 square miles. Residents living in the area will receive communication from GVT on next steps in the project.

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