Broadband Finally Coming to Fond Du Lac Reservation

USDA Grants to Cover Portion of Costs

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Broadband internet access will soon be available in every home on the Fond Du Lac reservation.

The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded two $3 million dollar grants to the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe and Northeast Service Cooperative to help with the cost of installing broadband internet on the reservation. 

It will cost $8.2 million to run broadband connections to the 1200 homes on the Fond Du Lac Reservation.

With $6 million in grant money, the Fond Du Lac band will be paying the remaining $2.2 million to fund the project.

The installation of cable and fiber connections will take place over a 24 month period, once the grant is officially accepted.

The Fond Du Lac band is hopeful to start construction sometime this year. 

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