Broadband and next year's budget dominate board talks
August 5, 2022
Carlton County commissioners gave their support for a $400,000 broadband internet grant during their meeting Monday, July 25.
The board instructed economic development director Mary Finnegan to write a letter of support for the Border-to-Border grant application being filed by Consolidated Telephone Co.
Due by Thursday, Aug. 4, the grant would help cover $984,790 in costs for Brainerd-based Consolidated Telephone to lay fiber optic cable past 246 homes in northern Cloquet.
Consolidated Telephone has also proposed a broadband extension to include 92 homes in western Thomson Township at an a...