Wanamingo, MN: Midco is expanding its broadband services to areas of Minnesota that are unserved or underserved, with financial assistance from the state. Late last year, Midco was awarded two grants through the Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program, allowing the communications company to expand services in Wanamingo and Annandale.
“We’re really excited, because the expansion in Wanamingo might not have happened this soon without the Border-to-Border Grant,” said Erin Hayes, Midco’s Director of Central Construction. “Now, we can provide the Wanamingo area with our full slate of services.”
In early May, Midco will begin working on 26 miles of fiber stretching from Wanamingo to Randolph. Construction is expected to finish in July, and services will launch in September. In total, the project will enable better connectivity for more than 650 households and 70 businesses.
In the meantime, an expansion in eastern Annandale will begin in mid-April. The project will reach around 550 households and nine businesses near Bass Lake and Clearwater Lake. Depending on the weather, services will launch in July or August.
Each of these expansions will have a positive impact on the economic vitality of the region and the quality of life for local residents, as they will soon have a high-speed broadband connection that is already exceeding the Minnesota’s 2026 speed goal.