3 rural North Dakota providers receiving $4.5M from USDA to set up broadband networks

Associated Press

Two communications providers in rural North Dakota are receiving more than $4.5 million in federal funding to help expand high-speed Internet access.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that providers in three rural North Dakota counties will receive funding through federal telecommunications grants.

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Daktel Communications will receive a grant of about $2.4 million to establish a fiber-to-the-home network. The network will provide broadband service to rural Stutsman County.

BEK Communications Cooperative will receive about $2.1 million to create a fiber-to-the-home network that will aid parts of Morton County and Oliver County.